Bitglass, the Total Data Protection company, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the 2014 OnMobile 50 Companies to Watch. Inclusion in OnMobile Companies to Watch signifies leadership among a company's peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Bitglass was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz. The OnMobile Companies to Watch winners were singled out from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2014 list.
“In this new digital age, technologies are being developed and deployed in a mobile, connected world. This, coupled with an increasingly stable and reliable cloud infrastructure, is leading users to abandon their tangle of wires and embrace the freedom of mobile technology. Business and consumer users alike are connecting more and more devices, and opening up new innovation opportunities in the Global Silicon Valley,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s OnMobile Companies to Watch are continuing to disrupt the established technology norms, creating an exciting new market for applications and infrastructure solutions. We congratulate the 2014 OnMobile Companies to Watch - companies that our editors believe represent some of the highest growth opportunities in today’s private-company marketplace.”
Bitglass and the OnMobile Top 100 companies were honored at AlwaysOn’s fourth annual OnMobile event on November 14th, 2014, at AlwaysOn’s new headquarters, 68 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA.
This exclusive event gathered the Global Silicon Valley’s brightest minds in Menlo Park, at the heart of Silicon Valley, for a lively exchange on the top trends and most lucrative entrepreneurial opportunities in mobile.
Information is the lynchpin of today's enterprise, and the explosion of mobile devices and cloud apps has greatly enhanced the workforce's ability to access the information that is so critical to their success. BYOD has improved employee productivity, but it also exponentially increases the risk that sensitive corporate data is leaked due to lost or stolen devices, hacking or even unintentional missteps such as inadvertently leaking sensitive information via email. Bitglass Mobile Edition provides IT departments a data protection solution for BYOD that spans both internal and cloud applications, and deploys without agents or software, eliminating the drawbacks of mobile device management (MDM) solutions. At the same time, Bitglass ensures that the personal privacy of employees is respected while they are using their personal devices for work."
"With cloud and mobile, corporate data needs to be secured outside the firewall. Traditional security technologies focus on the perimeter and are rendered obsolete," said Nat Kausik, CEO of Bitglass. "Bitglass protects corporate data anywhere it goes. This data-centric approach is the only path forward when organizations no longer own the physical infrastructure, including devices, networks and applications on which data resides.”