COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Wiretap, a governance, compliance and intelligence platform known for helping enterprises safely accelerate the adoption of digital enterprise collaboration services, today announced it would rebrand to Aware.
"The Wiretap name and shield icon served its purpose of speaking to our security and compliance solution," said Jeff Schumann, Co-Founder and CEO, Aware. "However, at this point in our journey, Aware better speaks to our overall vision, our spirit of collaboration, and is more relevant to our entire family of products—making it the natural next step for our story."
Cofounded in 2017 by CEO Jeff Schumann, Matt Huber, Shawn Domer and James Tsai, Aware has secured over $11 million in venture-backed funding from Draper Triangle, Ohio Innovation Fund, Rev1Ventures, JumpStart and other strategic investors.
Today, Aware offers three free or premium products to its customers. Aware Risk Management provides enterprise-grade solutions to address compliance, data governance and human behavior risk within collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Yammer and Workplace by Facebook. Aware Spotlight offers real-time, qualitative insights and metrics derived from collaboration communications. Aware Digital Signage gives organizations a way to easily display collaboration content for meetings, events and lobbies.
"The name Aware speaks to how our customers, including Oxfam and AstraZeneca, leverage the product to understand how their organization collaborates, gain visibility into harmful communication and insider threats, as well as understand employee sentiment," said Bill Baumel, Managing Director of Ohio Innovation Fund and member of the Board of Directors at Aware.
"We'll continue to offer best-in-class risk management solutions and insights created specifically for enterprise collaboration, in addition to adding new features and products," said Schumann. "We're excited for what the future holds for Aware and our customers."
About Aware (formerly Wiretap)
Aware's flagship Risk Management suite offers AI-infused governance, compliance and monitoring for enterprise organizations deploying today's leading collaboration and messaging platforms, including Workplace by Facebook, Microsoft Teams and Yammer. Aware offers organizations the ability to control and protect the unstructured conversational data that lives within collaboration platforms, with solutions for legal holds, data retention, eDiscovery, GDPR compliance and data loss prevention. The platform goes beyond DLP and offers organizations the ability to safeguard its employees and reputation through advanced culture protection. Aware serves as an enterprise collaboration unblocker for a wide variety of organizations such as those with front-line employees or in highly regulated industries. Aware proudly serves clients such as Oxfam International, AstraZeneca, AIG and more. As a Microsoft and Workplace by Facebook partner, Aware is both Microsoft Co-Sell-Ready and accounts for two of the 50+ SaaS integrations recently announced by Workplace by Facebook in the integrations directory. Leading research analyst firm Gartner recently announced Aware as a Gartner Cool Vendor based on the September 11, 2018 report titled, "Cool Vendors in Unified Communications and Collaboration Technologies." The company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio — a city recognized by Forbes as the #1 rising city for startups.