Bitglass just attended the Gartner Symposium conference in Barcelona. Despite concerns that cloud is not yet top of mind for organizations in Spain, the number of conference attendees indicated otherwise. Bitglass' VP of Europe (Eduard Meelhuysen) and I made a point to walk around the show floor to assess the current state of cloud. Clearly, demand for cloud security is a global phenomenon.
Gartner Symposium was a great success for Bitglass. We are relatively new to the European market and took the opportunity to test our positioning with a large number of C-level decision makers. Hundreds of conversations over the three-day conference confirmed that Bitglass is on the right path. Customers are looking for the ability to make real-time security decisions to protect their data and achieve regulatory compliance while they leverage the benefits of the cloud.
Bitglass' real-time solution resonated extremely well because of its unique capabilities. The Next-Gen CASB provides granular data loss prevention and zero-day malware protection for any cloud offering and any device (managed or unmanaged) without agents. Our team is already busy following up on dozens of short-term projects; with more to come in 2018.
Thanks to Gartner for a great event, and many thanks to the fantastic people of Barcelona for an enjoyable visit.
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