|[January 29, 2014]
Bitglass Unveils the First Cloud and Mobile Security Solution That Respects Employee Privacy
CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Bitglass today launched its SaaS (News - Alert) security solution that enables
enterprises to move forward with cloud and mobile, securely. Bitglass
secures corporate data wherever it goes, from the corporate network to
cloud apps, mobile devices and anywhere on the Internet.
Unlike existing security solutions, Bitglass works without installing
software agents on employees' devices or tracking their personal data.
Bitglass deploys in minutes with minimal administrative overhead,
immediately protecting sensitive data everywhere while enabling mobility
and privacy for users.
"We utilize cloud apps and mobile devices in our personal lives because
they are easy to use, anytime, anywhere. Naturally, we also want to use
this technology in the workplace," said Nat Kausik, CEO and co-founder
of Bitglass. "Bitglass enables IT to move forward with these
technologies, providing security for the organization and a frictionless
experience for employees."
The onset of cloud and mobile has fueled a security vs. privacy conflict
between IT departments and employees. IT wants to empower employees with
the latest technology, but must secure corporate data; employees expect
to use cloud apps and BYOD for work without their employer viewing their
personal activities. Bitglass resolves the conflict, enabling
enterprises to embrace cloud apps and BYOD without compromising security
while respecting employee privacy.
"Faced with intense pressure to support SaaS (Software as a Service)
applications and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), the role of enterprise IT
is being transformed to one that must balance enablement of employees
with data security on unmanaged assets such as mobile devices and cloud
apps," said Chris Christiansen, program vice presidentfor IDC's (News - Alert)
Security Products and Services group.�"For 2014, IDC forecasts 15
percent growth in Worldwide Security SaaS and 28 percent growth�in
Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Security Software. These figures affirm that
enterprise organizations responded to these trends with technology
investments that will improve their security posture. Comprehensive and
effective security solutions that protect the network while enabling
secure SaaS and BYOD solutions are crucial to enterprise productivity
"Bitglass uniquely delivers a comprehensive security solution that
automatically segments, tracks and secures our sensitive data across
cloud and mobile without invading our users' privacy," said Nathan
McBride, vice president, IT at AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AMAG).
"Best of all, it's a zero-touch deployment."
For IT, Bitglass provides:
Cloud App Security - Bitglass protects cloud data from end to
end, enabling IT to take control of only corporate data when it moves
outside of the enterprise. As files are downloaded through the
Bitglass reverse proxy, they are automatically watermarked, allowing
customers to track corporate data anywhere it goes.
Mobile Security - If a mobile device is lost or stolen, or an
employee leaves the company, Bitglass can selectively wipe only
corporate data with no app or MDM profile on the device.
Deployment in Minutes - With no software to install and no
device or firewall changes, Bitglass can be deployed across any
organization in minutes. Upon deployment, all user traffic, from any
device or location, flows through the Bitglass service automatically.
Cloud Access Control - Bitglass provides access control across
all cloud apps, controlling the interaction of data - who, what, when,
where and how corporate data is used.
Unified Identity - Bitglass provides SAML Single-Sign On into
cloud apps, or integrates with existing identity solutions.
Analytics - With tracking capabilities across all cloud apps,
Bitglass provides analytics to meet IT's compliance needs and gain
actionable insights into suspicious behaviors and activities.
For employees, Bitglass provides:
Privacy - Employees can use the same apps and devices for their
work and personal lives, without worrying about whether IT is
monitoring their communications.
Seamless Experience - Employees continue accessing cloud apps
the way that they normally do, with no changes to the user experience.
Mobility - With no software agents or IT involvement required,
Bitglass ensures that all corporate traffic on any device, anywhere,
To better understand the challenges facing cloud and mobile security,
Bitglass is offering a free whitepaper on the topic. Access it at:�http://www2.bitglass.com/cloud-and-mobile-security-whitepaper.
Bitglass (bitglass.com) enables IT
to secure sensitive corporate data in cloud applications and mobile
devices while respecting employee privacy. Founded in 2013, Bitglass is
based in Silicon Valley and backed by $10M from NEA and Norwest Venture
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