|By Business Wire||
|January 3, 2013 09:08 AM EST||
PerspecSys Inc., the leader in cloud data protection solutions for the enterprise, today reported the achievement of 2012 year-end milestones including record sales, widespread adoption of its multi-cloud gateway platform and continued strong market momentum leading into 2013.
Last year, the company deployed its Cloud Data Protection Gateway into some of the most demanding global enterprise IT environments, including the operations of the world’s largest multinational conglomerate corporation and two of the largest global financial institutions. The company’s broad-based customer growth among highly complex, regulated organizations underscores the success of its multi-cloud platform approach, which gives enterprise customers the data security they need across a wide variety of cloud applications through a single gateway solution that delivers the strongest levels of security while preserving cloud-application functionality. Security solutions like PerspecSys are part of a rapidly growing category that Gartner refers to as Cloud Access Security Brokers, forecasted to have adoption rates of up to 25 percent among enterprises by 2016.
In addition to client growth, PerspecSys advanced product development by broadening support for a series of cloud applications, expanding its market opportunity to include enterprise users of those services. On top of dozens of new product features, PerspecSys also pioneered an open “pluggable” encryption solution to ensure an enterprise’s preferred or legacy encryption modules can be used within the PerspecSys gateway to protect data being used in its cloud applications (including those that are FIPS 140-2 validated) without impacting the end users experience with their cloud applications.
Patents, Partnerships, Testing & Global Expansion
PerspecSys initiated and broadened significant new technology, delivery and sales partnerships in 2012, extending its ecosystem in a number of important areas to support client needs. Other notable milestones included independent third-party testing and validation for PerspecSys’ entire platform, including its industry-first cloud data tokenization approach, expanded operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, filing for multiple patents for its innovative technology solution and winning several respected industry awards for its superior cloud data protection solution.
“Cloud data security continues to be one of the top priorities for businesses worldwide, yet there is still so much confusion about what’s really important when it comes to how to protect your most sensitive information,” said David Canellos, CEO, PerspecSys. “At PerspecSys, we make it simple by offering a solution that addresses not only data privacy, residency, and compliance concerns but also the preservation of cloud application functionality across a variety of popular applications. We are the only company to deliver such a complete solution, the only one to offer the strongest levels of tokenization and encryption available, and the only one to offer true multi-cloud support that preserves the greatest amount of application functionality. Thanks to this unique combination and the scalability of our platform, enterprise IT and Security teams consistently select us over competitors as the smartest choice for safeguarding their sensitive enterprise information as they make their move to the cloud.”
2012 Highlights in Brief
Increased Customer Base
PerspecSys has added and retained a record number of clients across the healthcare and medical, manufacturing, defense, public sector, retail, insurance and financial services sectors, contributing to its strong financial and operational growth. When selecting PerspecSys, customers highlighted a number of unique benefits of its gateway versus alternatives in the market, including:
- Unmatched ability to preserve cloud application functionality, such as searching, sorting, emailing, reporting, etc.;
- Not requiring weakened encryption or tokenization techniques be used in order to maintain application usability;
- The ability to offer a robust tokenization approach as a data security alternative to encryption (a unique capability particularly important where data residency regulations are in place);
- Deep partnerships with leading companies in the cloud computing, security and datacenter ecosystem that has produced an open platform, highly scalable and enterprise ready, and multi-cloud capable.; and
- The endorsements from the PerspecSys customer base, validation from industry research analysts, third-party assessors and leading companies in the partner community aligning with PerspecSys.
PerspecSys experienced customer growth across the globe, with significant traction in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions.
Expanded Management & Engineering Team
PerspecSys tripled the number of employees in 2013, and hired industry veterans and innovators in sales, marketing, engineering and R&D positions throughout all levels of the organization. New additions to the executive team during the year included:
- Mike Morrissey, vice president of engineering and research & development
- John Emerson, vice president, sales
- Gerry Grealish, vice president, marketing & products
- LJ Alefantis, area vice president sales
- Eric Hay, senior director, systems engineering
- Ed Dean, senior director, technology
- David Stott, senior director, product management
- Dave Vogel, senior director of business development
Added New Partners, Broadened Solution Support and Achieved Interoperability
The company added support for a series of new cloud applications during the year, such as Oracle’s CRM On Demand, Marketing On Demand, and Fusion CRM products, Salesforce.com’s Chatter social collaboration application, Xactly Incent and AppExtreme’s Conga Composer. PerspecSys also collaborated with leading security firms, including Symantec and Ping Identity, to develop seamless interoperability between PerspecSys’ gateway and the industry’s leading Single-Sign-On (SSO) offerings. Additional security partnerships were forged with encryption leaders SafeNet and Voltage Security to offer solutions to the market leveraging PerspecSys’ gateway together with their advanced cryptographic engines. Finally, partnerships were also penned with some of the world’s most influential IT cloud services companies such as Amazon, Fujitsu, and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).
PerspecSys continued to win accolades from the industry for its innovations in cloud security, garnering prizes from the Golden Bridge Awards, the Cloud Computing Excellence Awards and the International Stevie Awards. The company was also highlighted in a number of industry analyst reports, including Gartner’s “The Growing Importance of Cloud Security Access Brokers.” PerspecSys executives were sought-after experts in 2012, having been invited to speak or exhibit at key events including Oracle Open World, Cloud Expo, RSA, and other industry events to help educate audiences on the myths vs. realities surrounding cloud data security.
Continued Operational Expansion
In addition to its existing Toronto office, the company opened offices in London, San Francisco and the Washington, D.C. area during the year. These new locations allow PerspecSys to better support its clients and partners, and to leverage the technology innovation coming out of Northern California and the security sector surrounding the U.S. Capital.
The PerspecSys Cloud Data Protection Gateway
The PerspecSys Cloud Data Protection Gateway gives enterprises and public-sector organizations total control over their sensitive data – enabling them to use popular cloud applications from companies like Oracle and Salesforce.com, while still meeting strict legal and industry compliance requirements. Using patent-pending technology, the PerspecSys Gateway intercepts sensitive data while it is still on-premise and replaces it with a randomly tokenized or strongly encrypted value, rendering it meaningless should anyone hack the data while it is in transit, processed or stored in the cloud. In addition, the PerspecSys solution offers the differentiated ability to preserve cloud application functionality – even when the data is tokenized or strongly encrypted – using National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) listed FIPS 140-2 compliant modules. With PerspecSys, end users have access to features and functions such as ability to do standard and complex searches on data, send emails, and generate reports – even though the sensitive data is no longer in the cloud application.
PerspecSys Inc. is a provider of cloud data protection solutions that enable mission-critical cloud applications to be adopted throughout the enterprise. PerspecSys removes the technical, legal and financial risks of placing sensitive company data in the cloud. The company accomplishes this for many large, heavily regulated companies across the world by never allowing sensitive data to leave a customer’s network, while maintaining the functionality of cloud applications. Based in Toronto, PerspecSys Inc. is a privately held company backed by leading investors including Intel Capital and GrowthWorks. For more information on PerspecSys, please visit www.perspecsys.com or follow on Twitter @perspecsys.
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