ATLANTA, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ionic Security Inc. has officially launched to market its initial offering today, unveiling Ionic.com, the world's first distributed data protection platform.
The Ionic.com platform enables digital enterprises to be fearless of breaches, cloud and mobile technologies, and insiders by protecting and controlling data at every point in its lifecycle. This industry-first technology solves for the three inevitable truths every enterprise faces today: breaches, cloud and mobile, and insider threats. Networks will be breached, cloud and mobile technologies are here to stay, and existing insiders will cause harm.
Backed by leading venture capital firms including Meritech Capital, Google Ventures, KPCB and more, Ionic Security provides the market's first, unified distributed data protection platform to combine access visibility, data protection, real-time multi-source policy enforcement, and insider threat prevention over enterprise data everywhere it travels, from the cloud and SaaS applications to mobile endpoints.
"One of the most fundamental challenges in cybersecurity has always been data security. I thought this challenge was nearly impossible to solve at scale, due in part to the complexities of key management, yet Ionic Security has done it. This is a true market changing innovation," said Ted Schlein, Ionic Security investor and board member and General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).
The Ionic enabled enterprise sees the three inevitable truths differently. Network breaches no longer mean data breaches. Insecure clouds and mobile devices no longer mean insecure enterprise data. An insider possessing application and system access, containing enterprise data, no longer means access to that data.
With over 1.5 million seats already sold and working closely with a handful of Global 100 Enterprises as early adopters across Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail and other highly regulated industries, Ionic Security has validated its portable and persistent data protection model.
"Our early adopter Fortune 100 customers were caught in a trap, trying to mitigate risk while enabling business productivity," said Ionic Security CEO Steve Abbott. "Now they have the best of both worlds. Using Ionic.com to become a fearless enterprise, at last they can say 'Yes' to their business users while vastly reducing the three inevitable risks."
Today, organizations are faced with more opportunities than ever before to increase business productivity with the increase in available tools such as mobile devices, browser-based applications, cloud storage, web-based collaboration and more. However, each of these new capabilities presents a new risk that legacy security solutions were never designed to address. As the traditional enterprise perimeter continues to dissipate, the need for a portable and persistent data protection model has never been greater.
"The moment data is created, control is lost," said Adam Ghetti, Founder and CTO of Ionic Security. "It immediately grows, multiplies and travels, and unfortunately, in today's landscape, simply adding another point solution is no longer viable. We've spent well over 500,000 people hours designing and developing Ionic.com to give enterprises a comprehensive data protection solution for the distributed computing world we now live in. With Ionic.com enterprises can increase business efficiencies while keeping control of their data, whether it's in the hands of partners, downstream suppliers, the cloud, on mobile devices, or anywhere it may travel."
Ionic.com provides distributed data protection while addressing the concerns of data breaches, moving to the cloud and mobile application, and insider threats by offering:
Access Visibility, Data Protection, Real-time and Multi-source Policy Enforcement, Enterprise Reporting, and Real Time Insider Threat Detection and Prevention.
The Ionic.com solution is comprised of two fundamental components: A hybrid Platform as a Service and lightweight cross-platform endpoint instrumentation. These components work together to protect data, wherever it is accessed - in the cloud, on mobile devices, or through partners and downstream suppliers. Along with the Ionic.com platform there is a rich set of cross-platform SDKs that will be introduced in further detail over the coming months.
"It is rare to find a multi-discipline enterprise software platform. It is even rarer to find one in cybersecurity," said Mike Gordon, General Partner at Meritech Capital. "Ionic Security is not only both but also has the most impressive roster of early enterprise wide customers we have ever seen."
About Ionic Security
Ionic Security enables the fearless digital enterprise by providing the world's first distributed data protection platform, Ionic.com. The Ionic enabled enterprise no longer fears the three inevitable truths facing all enterprises: Breaches, Cloud and Mobile technologies, and Insider threats. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is backed by leading venture firms such as Meritech Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Icon Ventures, Webb Investment Network, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, TechOperators and ff Venture Capital as well as industry experts Christopher Klaus, Ken Levine, Phil Dunkelberger and Dr. Paul Judge. To learn more, visit www.ionic.com.
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