In 2010, Pravin Kothari founded CipherCloud. This cloud security company is based in San Jose, California. It enables cloud services adoption while at the same time ensuring security, compliance and control. In addition, it develops secure gateways which locally encrypt information considered sensitive before storing in a cloud environment.
The company was launched in February 2011. By then, it solely worked in Salesforce.com environments. It later added Amazon Web Services integration. In order to grow further, the company raised 1.4 million dollars in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz. In June 2012, CipherCloud released its Gmail encryption solution. The company showed tremendous growth in its services by September 2012. It could by then encrypt Chatter, Force.com and Microsoft Office 365. In addition to that, it launched Connect AnyApp. Connect AnyApp is a software that allowed users to specify fields on web pages they wanted encrypted and the data format and operations would be preserved as they wished.
Enterprises all over the world are today embracing the phenomenon of cloud computing. This has consequently led to the increased usage of cloud services which are offered as Iaas, Saas, and Paas. To keep up with this trend, a company seeking solutions needs to make informed choices since it influences the identity management, privacy as well as access control of the sensitive information they share. This is because it is the nature of cloud computing as a shared resource that develops apprehensions on security across the businesses that use cloud computing and their associated cloud providers for data operations. This is where CipherCloud comes into play as it tries to address these cloud security concerns. It does so by providing cloud protection solutions for data privacy, regulatory compliance requirements and data residency.
Among its many services, Wikipedia showcases that CipherCloud delivers to its clients a set of protection controls. These protection controls include encryption, activity monitoring, tokenization, malware detection and data loss prevention. The company has an Open Platform which eliminates cloud security issues. The Open Platform delivers a single solution which secures the sensitive information across all the customer’s cloud applications while at the same time preserving usability, performance and functionality. This process helps to avoid security concerns from the very beginning at the point of data origination to the time the data leaves the enterprise. In addition to that, the solution gives the users the ability to deal with a number of data security issues (data residency, governance, data privacy, compliance, security and monitoring) in one go.
Its founder and CEO, Pravin Kothari believes that CipherCloud will provide enterprises with the control and visibility over their data in the cloud as well as enable them accelerate cloud adoption by helping the exploit the cloud’s full potential.