Securicore's Story

Our Story – A legend told over generations begins at the dawn of time when there was a big black void, then a bang and a blinding flash of light. What happened next is a mystery, but great powers coalesced into little stones…….wait a minute… that’s not even an accurate rip-off from Marvel!

You got me! Here’s our real story - Securicore is a boutique IT Security and Network Solutions company formed in 2003 by Rahul Narsimhan. During our formative years, Rahul, the resident CISSP was engaged in security assessments for various clients and the one issue that all of them were complaining about was email spam and lack of an effective solution.

While he was burning the midnight oil building/coding/testing his own anti-spam appliance he came across an antispam appliance from a then unknown vendor - Barracuda Networks. The price and features sounded too good to be true so Securicore had to try it out. The rest is history, and Securicore continues to be one of their top partners in North America and the Top Partner in Canada, to date.

Just like Barracuda we only work with vendors that are agile, responsive, & adaptive to the ever-changing market. We offer solutions that are simple, effective, and affordable. We like to say we “eat our own dog food” because every solution we recommend and sell, has already passed muster with us. If we are not happy and satisfied neither will you and we would not be comfortable recommending it.

Since our humble beginnings we now have over 4500 clients across Canada. We have tried to stay true to our core beliefs by being focused on our customers and select vendors. However, we would not be here without you, our customers and vendors. And so, thank you for being part of our story.

Company Stats

5,176

Current Clients

21

Years in Business

4,353

Cups of Coffee Annually

Favourite Team Lunch – Tie between Thai & Afghani Cuisine

6 Beards on Staff: 1 Platinum Hair & 1 Rainmaker (literally)

4,778 Security Appliances Deployed.
7,000+ Wireless Lan AP’s

2,700 Free T-Shirts Given

Movie that all employees have to watch – Office Space

Meet the Core Team

Rahul Narsimhan
- CEO/ Idea Jedi / Chief Trouble Maker
Rahul is the founder and the chief geek at Securicore. Also called the “Ideas Man” he instills dread in rest of the team every time he comes up with something new.
He started his career in Hotel & Hospitality industry in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Work and training took him to India, Nepal, Hong Kong, Bahrain, USA & Oman. In 1994 he caught the Internet bug and changed his career path in 1997. As a Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, Sun Microsystem certified tech, he cut his teeth while working for an ISP in Toronto/Canada. In 2001 he started specializing in network security and became a CISSP in 2002. In 2003 he branched out as an independent consultant and founded Securicore Inc. He is also the founder and CEO of HiveRadar Inc and holds the US and Canadian Design Patents as the co-inventor for the wireless site survey Kit.
He is an avid outdoor/wildlife enthusiast who, in his teens, spent a summer taking care of elephants at Tiger Tops wildlife resort in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal. A foodie who likes trying new cuisines and would someday like to retrace Anthony Bourdain’s travels across the world and visit every exotic location.. A seasonal motorcyclist Rahul can be seen cruising the scenic highways of British Columbia/Canada. He’s also a wannabe astro-photographer and a student pilot working towards his PPL. He is currently planning and working on building a full motion flight simulator in the garage with his son.
A 23 year IT veteran Rahul oversees the company’s operations and is always on the lookout for solutions to make an IT tech’s life easy.
Matty Narsimhan
- Manager Renewals / Brand Warrior / Self-Designated Adult In-Charge
Matty started her career in IT Recruitment working for a Toronto based recruitment firm in 1997. She grew the company from 3 employees to 150 employees before joining Securicore in 2009. Yes, she is the boss’s wife (we all know who the real boss is!😉), but is also the hardest working and very organized. Hence, she has the toughest job, staying in constant contact with all our 4500+ clients. She is also the only person at Securicore leading a double life. She could be a Mossad agent and we wouldn’t know it. Outside of her hours at Securicore she goes by her real name – Mahtab Narsimhan and is the author of twelve books for children. Her very first book The Third Eye won a Readers Choice Award in Ontario. Several of her other books have received critical acclaim and have been nominated for awards. Her books are available for purchase at Chapters/Amazon or to borrow from your local public library. You can read more about her literary achievements at www.mahtabnarsimhan.com
In her spare time she enjoys writing, reading, and hiking. She also enjoys baking and her sourdough starters have been named after GoT (Game of Thrones) characters. Sadly, Jon Snow perished despite two attempts to keep him alive. She is happy to report that Arya survived and is thriving.
Amit Sandhu (a.k.a. Amteshwar Singh Sandhu)
- Senior Sales Engineer / Chief Security Stormtrooper / Internal Maestro of Mayhem
Amit completed his Masters in Computer Science/Engineering from Dalhousie University located in the beautiful maritime Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. As a Masters student, Amit was also a teaching assistant and was awarded scholarship by the University. When Amit interviewed for his job at Securicore his Professor (also a reference) told us he was very intense. Boy, were we in for a surprise! All you have to do is ask him about a feature in the firewall and his eyes light up like twin laser beams. He has been tasked with writing “How to” tech articles for the blog “Better Call Sandhu”. (Yes we know, but ours is better!). Amit is our certified engineer for Barracuda, Extreme, Scale Computing and Turnium product line.
Our favourite Amit anecdote (true story!) is when he ordered a steak. The server asked how he would like it cooked- rare or medium? Mr. Intense responded, “Fully cooked since I am paying full price.”
Amit is a regular fixture at the local gym, working out at the crack of dawn. He claims to enjoy long hikes and spending time in nature but we think he means long drives and exploring surrounding towns and cities.
He loves fantasy movies and associates himself with the character “Ron Weasley”. I think that’s just to throw us off. We only see Amit in designer clothing not the Weasley hand-me-downs!
Jatin K
- Application Development / Digital Sorcerer / Organizer of Random Thoughts and Erratic Activity
Jatin is a Computer Science graduate from University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada and a recipient of the Academic Award of Excellence. He joined Securicore as an Application Developer in 2015 and was baptized by fire. He is responsible for all our in-house web development as well as creating customized captive portal authentication pages for our clients. He also assists with wifi predictive planning. Jatin is the quietest guy in the office and flies under the radar, just like a ninja. He relates to his favourite movie character Kevin McCallister from Home Alone. We do not have the heart to tell him that Kevin always got left behind.
When not at work Jatin enjoys cooking, painting, travelling, and exploring (?) . He is an avid Reef/aquarist and is currently honing his skills to keep Nemo, his pet fish, happy.
Elsa Joseph
- Network Engineering Guru / Resident Disney Princess / IT Wizard
Elsa is a graduate of the SCMS School of Engineering and Technology in India where she received her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications. Upon wrapping up her undergrad, Elsa headed down-under to complete her Masters at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.
This jet-setter has since made her way to Toronto, Ontario (let it go snow!) and is our Network Engineering padawan! When she isn’t helping our clients with renewals and being an IT Wizard, you can find her watching her favourite Korean dramas (with the subtitles on). This adventure seeker has an affinity for travel, trying out new recipes and exploring varieties of food (except for sushi, which makes her squeamish).
Miu Wu
- Graphic Designer Extraordinaire, 3D Sorceress, and Office Cat Lady (Title contested by Amit, our first official Cat Boy)
Miu graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies. She moved to the East Coast with Milk Pudding (not the dessert but a cat she’s mildly allergic to, but chooses to ignore). Although Miu calls Canada home, she’s from Macau--a casino town in China. Despite Macau often being referred to as the Las Vegas of Asia, Miu has never gambled and, lucky for us, has no immediate plans for an alternate career. In her spare time, Miu loves watching cartoons and eating her favourite foods; sashimi, Korean BBQ, and milk pudding (the dessert...not the cat!). Miu considers family, her feline friend, and art the three most important things in her life at the moment. We hope Securicore makes number four!
Kosta Iliuchok
- Sales Engineer / King of Signals / Digital Prophet
Kosta graduated from the University of Edinburgh where he studied Computer Science. Although he spent his degree fully immersing himself in the local culture, Kosta is no Scotsman. Originally from Ukraine, this world traveler now calls Toronto, Ontario home and, through his travels, has developed a deep appreciation for diversity, adventure, and fun!
During his free time, you can often find Kosta reading up on the rich history and traditions of Japan, as well as sampling their delicious cuisine. He loves being outdoors and enjoys cycling and lacing up his running shoes for the occasional jog. When he’s not exploring the real world, he conquers new (virtual) frontiers by playing online games with friends. Kosta firmly believes in the philosophy that happiness is the key to a fulfilling life, and we're happy to welcome Kosta to the team!
Jonty Sharma
- Sales Engineer / Geek Squad Agent / Techno Bull
Jonty is a recent graduate from Seneca College, where he honed his skills in Business Information Technology. Hailing from the vibrant city of Surat, Gujarat and having lived in several provinces across India, Jonty has a unique perspective and a diverse set of language skills. With his linguistic prowess, Jonty can effortlessly switch between Hindi, English, and Gujarati. And if that’s not impressive enough, Jonty has recently taken up French, making him a true polyglot. Très fantastique!
Jonty is not only a linguist, but also a passionate soccer enthusiast, and a die-hard Real Madrid fan. When he’s not kicking a ball or cheering on his team, Jonty can be found indulging in his other passions, such as listening to a fascinating podcast or watching an informative video on history or space. We look forward to working with this enthusiastic and talented team member.
Fatema Asif
- Application Developer / Codeling / Mechatronic Lady
Meet our junior developer with a passion for all things adventurous and imaginative!
Fatema has used her experience as a software engineer and web developer on several diverse projects from a To-Do List Manager, Cuisines from around the World, to a Multi-User Blogging Platform.
When she’s not delving into the world of coding, you'll likely find her rock-climbing or exploring the pages of a fantasy novel. Armed with a degree in Mechatronics Engineering from NUST and insights gained from the Yale Young Global Scholars' Program, Fatema brings a blend of technical expertise and creative flair to her work.
With a love for Thai cuisine and a penchant for enjoying the magic of Harry Potter or the intensity of Megatron, she’s always ready to infuse her work with a dash of excitement and innovation.
Why did Fatema decide to join Securicore? Because she heard it was going to be a “mecha-ton” of fun!
Prit Patel
- Application Developer / Full Stack Pancake / Brogrammer
Prit comes to Securicore with a diverse repertoire of skills from lead developer for a fitness platform, to team member for an online shopping website.
This tech-savvy individual is always hungry for new experiences and knowledge. Fuelled by his love for Indian cuisine and the refreshing zest of ABC Juice, Prit infuses his work with a blend of creativity and technical prowess.
When he’s not busy crafting innovative solutions, you can catch him exploring the realms of sci-fi and fantasy, finding inspiration in movies like "3 Idiots" and TV series like "Breaking Bad". Prit finds strength and rejuvenation in the quiet moments of self-reflection and the adrenaline rush of outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing.
Prit is like the Aaron Paul of our team – always ready to tackle challenges with a "yo, let's do this" attitude and a touch of Jesse Pinkman's charisma. With a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of critical thinking, he's like our very own Breaking Bad chemist, but instead of cooking contraband, he's cooking up ingenious solutions!
Mystery Money Man
- Financial Controller / Rain Man
The mystery man who is our financial controller works here only few days a week and does not want his identity revealed/ We’ve often wondered why? He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a tax planner who is constantly reminding each of us to be frugal and save for a rainy day. Talking about rainy days, the day he shows up in the office wearing full rain gear, watch out! We’re sure to have severe rain and localized flooding in the city.
We have forbidden him to talk to clients who are past due as he does not mince words. Our favourite anecdote about Rain Man (also a true story!) is encapsulated in this hilarious exchange.
Rain Main dials Client’s main line.
Office Admin: “Hello, may I help you?”
Rain Main : “Are you authorized to write and sign a cheque?”
Office Admin (a little flustered) : “Er…no, I’m afraid not.”
Rain Man : “Then, no, you can’t help me.” And he hung up.
We can only imagine the poor Office Admin’s expression as we ROTFL.
Reji George
- Microsoft & Azure Lead Consultant / Master Universe Builder
Reji George, has over 20+ years of in-depth experience in the IT industry, delivering high quality professional services to several fortune 100 companies., Reji is an enthusiastic technology professional who has a track record of building strong relationships with executive decision makers and management. He is extremely proficient in various business operations and a solution driven leader, mentor and change agent with a demonstrated customer focused mindset. He has extensive experience in customer relationship management (CRM) as well as internal partners for key business priorities. He worked as a senior escalation engineer at Microsoft providing technical solutions for Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and other technologies to corporate customers. He was a team lead at JTI, implemented various global technology innovations & projects, including worldwide consolidation for Active Directory & Exchange Infrastructure, Data archiving solutions, Office 365 migration etc. Reji is presently working as a senior technical consultant leading a team of Microsoft consultants, managing enterprise clients and facilitating the delivery of projects.
Josh K
- Cabling Wizard / Director of Awe-Inspiring Feats
Josh is our go to expert for any cabling projects, big or small. He has done cable drops for us ranging from a small office with a few rooms to a multi-storied office or school with several hundred rooms/ levels. Josh is a wiz at making the communication room and server cabinet cabling look like a million bucks.
Aftab Narsimhan
- Electrical Engineer / Prophet of Events That Will Never Happen
Not another Narsimhan! This young padwan works full time as a Software Engineer at Arista Networks. He surfaces once in a blue moon to impart some nuggets of technical wisdom and then disappears again. We’re seriously considering micro-chipping this guy!

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