|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.
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
May. 24, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,073
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "First Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. The “Second Containers & Microservices Conference” will take place November 3-5, 2015, at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
May. 24, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,792
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists will peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem fil...
May. 24, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,664
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
May. 24, 2015 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 6,401
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
May. 24, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,330
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
May. 24, 2015 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,057
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
May. 24, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,036
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.
May. 24, 2015 06:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,422
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
May. 24, 2015 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,584
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
May. 24, 2015 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,116
Sensor-enabled things are becoming more commonplace, precursors to a larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT: things connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases and more. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tom Wesselman, Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture at Plantronics, will examine the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing, including what it is today, what it might ultimately be, the role of wearable tech, and technology gaps stil...
May. 24, 2015 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,185
The Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) market will grow to $6.4B by 2018. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Seth Bostock, CEO of IndependenceIT, will begin by walking the audience through the evolution of Workspace as-a-Service, where it is now vs. where it going. To look beyond the desktop we must understand exactly what WaaS is, who the users are, and where it is going in the future. IT departments, ISVs and service providers must look to workflow and automation capabilities to adapt to growing demand and the rapidly changing workspace model.
May. 24, 2015 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,057
Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than half of humans live in urban areas, urging cities to become “smart.” Today, cities can leverage the wide availability of smartphones combined with new technologies such as Beacons or NFC to connect their urban furniture and environment to create citizen-first services that improve transportation, way-finding and information delivery. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Laetitia Gazel-Anthoine, CEO of Connecthings, will focus on successful use cases.
May. 24, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,741
One of the biggest impacts of the Internet of Things is and will continue to be on data; specifically data volume, management and usage. Companies are scrambling to adapt to this new and unpredictable data reality with legacy infrastructure that cannot handle the speed and volume of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and president of Infobright, will discuss how companies need to rethink their data infrastructure to participate in the IoT, including: Data storage: Understanding the kinds of data: structured, unstructured, big/small? Analytics: What kinds and how responsiv...
May. 24, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,283
Building low-cost wearable devices can enhance the quality of our lives. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sai Yamanoor, Embedded Software Engineer at Altschool, provided an example of putting together a small keychain within a $50 budget that educates the user about the air quality in their surroundings. He also provided examples such as building a wearable device that provides transit or recreational information. He then reviewed the resources available to build wearable devices at home including open source hardware, the raw materials required and the options available to power s...
May. 24, 2015 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,823
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal an...
May. 24, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,331
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
May. 24, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,817
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
May. 24, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,625
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo – to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – is now accepting Hackathon proposals. Hackathon sponsorship benefits include general brand exposure and increasing engagement with the developer ecosystem. At Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley, IBM held the Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held the DevOps Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of...
May. 24, 2015 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,186
We’re no longer looking to the future for the IoT wave. It’s no longer a distant dream but a reality that has arrived. It’s now time to make sure the industry is in alignment to meet the IoT growing pains – cooperate and collaborate as well as innovate. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, will examine the key ingredients to IoT success and identify solutions to challenges the industry is facing. The deep industry expertise behind this presentation will provide attendees with a leading edge view of rapidly emerging IoT oppor...
May. 24, 2015 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,711