As businesses embrace cloud & mobile, security is a necessity
CAMPBELL, CA – Jan. 6, 2016 - Bitglass, the total data protection company, today announced it raised $45 million in series C funding. In addition to new investor Future Fund, existing investors NEA, Norwest, Singtel Innov8 and others participated ratably. The round brings Bitglass’ total funding to $80 million. Bitglass will use the investment to fuel its global expansion in the U.S., EMEA and APAC regions.
“Bitglass has all the ingredients for a lasting independent company - growing market, breakthrough technology and strong management team,” said Scott Sandell, managing general partner at NEA.
Cloud applications are now used in more than 59 percent of organizations worldwide for document editing, enterprise messaging, data storage, CRM and more. Bitglass recently surveyed more than 100 IT executives at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo on their public cloud strategy. Respondents shared interesting insights on their current deployments and plans for 2017:
- 22 percent plan to decrease spending on on-premises security infrastructure from Palo Alto, Cisco and Symantec. Nearly one in five have already decreased their spending on legacy security tools for their cloud application deployments.
- Today 1 in 3 organizations are cloud only or cloud first.
- A massive 82 percent of organizations have at least two cloud apps deployed. More than half of respondents have more than four sanctioned apps deployed.
- More than one in four cited unmanaged device and external sharing control as the most desired capability in 2017.
Since inception in 2013, Bitglass has experienced exceptional customer growth - particularly in regulated industries, including healthcare, financial services, and life sciences. Bitglass enables security-conscious organizations to safely enable secure BYOD and adopt cloud-based applications such as Google’s G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Box, Slack, Salesforce and more. The total data protection suite provides end-to-end security and visibility over corporate data on any device, anywhere.
"Cloud and mobile are driving business data beyond the firewall, introducing new security and compliance risks," said Nat Kausik, CEO, Bitglass. "Bitglass uniquely delivers real-time inline data protection in the cloud, at access, and on any device. This funding is testimony to our strong position in the market and fiscal health."
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Bitglass’ Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution provides enterprises with end-to-end data protection from the cloud to the device. It deploys in minutes and works with any cloud app on any device. Bitglass protects data on mobile devices without the hassles of MDM and enables enterprises to enforce corporate data security policies across apps like Office 365, Salesforce, and Exchange. Bitglass, based in Silicon Valley, was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution.