DDB Mudra Group, the leader in integrated marketing communications, is one of the most innovative and progressive enterprises in adopting the mobility strategy. We, at Vaultize, are pleased to support them in their initiative, as well as provide innovative technology, for meeting their internal compliances for securing the corporate data from endpoints.
According to Sebastian Joseph, CTO, DDB Mudra: “After a lengthy and exhaustive evaluation process we chose Vaultize, over many other solutions in this space, because of its unique security features and scalable cloud architecture. We are extremely satisfied with the Vaultize technology as part of our internal compliance as well as overall mobility strategy, which allows our employees to bring their own mobile devices (BYOD). Through this implementation, we have been able to meet ever growing demands of our employees to access corporate data from their mobile devices, without compromising the security and internal compliance.”
DDB Mudra’s data protection implementation in the recent past was based on DLO (Desktop Laptop Option), which lacked the performance and solution capabilities to meet their current and growing demands of mobility requirements.
Now, the state-of-the-art Vaultize cloud technology is in use across locations at DDB Mudra Group and managed through a single administrative interface with complete enterprise control and visibility.
Stay tuned for a case study.
Frost & Sullivan used the following matrix to benchmark Vaultize against its key competitors (i) Innovative Element of the Product (ii) Leverage Leading Edge Technologies for Mobility and BYOD (iii) Flexible Deployment Options (iv) Increased Customer ROI and (v) Customer Acquisition/Penetration Potential.
Analyst mentions “The proliferation of the use of mobile computing technologies has given enterprises substantial mobility to enhance productivity. However, security has been an issue restricting optimum dependency on such devices. Vaultize, by virtue of its patent-pending encryption and de-duplication technologies implemented together at source, facilitates in delivering secure file sharing and data backup with minimal amount of data transfer over network – essentials for mobility.”
This award recognizes our leadership in creating a secure enterprise platform for end-to-end protection of corporate and enterprise data, while providing the user experience of consumer solutions for improved productivity. Now with Vaultize even highly regulated enterprises can embrace Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) without worrying about security and data loss risks. This award further validates that our technology is addressing the pains and challenges faced by enterprises due to growing trends in consumerization and mobility, and at the same time delivering a better experience to end users.
Vaultize pioneered purpose-built appliances for enterprise sync and share when we launched our Cloud-in-a-box appliance series last year at CloudConnect. Since then Vaultize appliances have become very popular across enterprises of all size.
Today we announced the world-wide launch of a new series, which significantly improves upon the previous one with new generation hardware and highly optimized software for enterprise file sharing and secure anytime-anywhere access, in line with the growing trend of consumerization of mobile devices and Bring-Your-Own-device (BYOD). The new appliance series starts from 100 users and can scale to thousands of users with de-duplicated storage capacity of 3TB to 100TB.
Large enterprises dealing with sensitive information, including financial and research organizations, are relying on Vaultize to provide secure access to corporate data beyond their firewalls. Vaultize’s secure anywhere-anytime access allows individuals to access the files from any mobile device, browser or laptop even when they are roaming beyond corporate firewall – of course, only if the IT has given permissions. Vaultize enterprise cloud securely relays files from corporate network to roaming endpoints i.e. laptops/smartphone/tablets, without VPN – just like Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) relays emails from corporate network.
Cloud-based file sharing and massive proliferation of mobile devices have revolutionized the way people access and share information. People are freely using consumer services and devices even for their official work, and hence, organization’s sensitive data is now residing in third-party clouds and employee devices without the knowledge and control of IT — posing significant data loss, security and compliance risks to organizations. Vaultize, not only provides enterprise control and visibility in file sharing and secure access but also, enables security and data protection features like enterprise wiping, endpoint encryption and endpoint backup.
We are announcing the availability of Enterprise Wiping - a security feature that reduces business risk by selectively erasing only enterprise/business data without affecting any personal content.
Enterprises and businesses are increasingly tapping into the consumerization trend and adopting BYOD strategies to maximize corporate profitability. At the same time, the legal and financial risks for compromised data make data wiping technology a serious consideration for any organization.
But, with BYOD adoption and enterprise mobility, IT is facing multiple challenges with the ownership and protection of corporate information assets. For IT, the responsibility of data loss prevention comes with accountability as well. It is important that in case a device is lost or an employees leaves the organization, IT can remotely wipe only corporate data, leaving the personal data intact.
Unlike conventional remote wipe, which is heavy handed and can potentially wipe out personal data as well, Vaultize Enterprise Wipe selectively wipes only enterprise-controlled data based on corporate policies and without affecting the personal content – thus reducing the risk of negative consequences of erroneous wipe and privacy concerns.
Enterprise Wipe works across all types of devices a user can have – laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets. It securely wipes data using techniques compliant with US DoD standards so that data cannot be recovered using data recovery or forensic tools.
After bootstrapping for three years – from conceptualizing to building a world-class enterprise solution to generating significant market traction, we are reaching a milestone today – our first round of venture funding! We are glad to announce that Tata Capital Innovations Fund (a fund managed by managed by Tata Capital) has invested in Vaultize. This fund focuses predominantly on technology led innovations which represent breakthrough in technology or process.
The funding will help Vaultize scale up its go-to-market strategy, including expansion across the world, with immediate plans to establish operations in the US and Europe, and to stay channel focused. The company will also use the funds towards building its best of the breed sales, marketing and engineering teams, and to enhance its global partner program.
The funding from Tata Capital is a testimony of the tremendous market opportunity, our unique market position and the successes we have been having in this market. Vaultize has received significant market traction attributed to its focus on security and control requirements of enterprise IT. Bolstered by the funding, we continue to expand our existing teams, our product roadmap and are beginning to build a strong presence in the US and Europe through partner network.
We look forward to serving businesses and enterprises through our innovative, enterprise-IT as well as user friendly solution.
Vaultize welcomes former Symantec and CommVault executive Vivek Anand to its management team. Vivek brings over 17 years of progressive business leadership experience across Enterprise Storage, Data Protection, Security and Networking domains – working for companies like Veritas, Symantec and CommVault.
He joins Vaultize from Netmagic (an NTT Communications company) where he was responsible for steering and driving sales growth and business performance across geographies as head of business development. Prior to that, Vivek spearheaded CommVault System’s business in Asia Pacific region as Regional Sales Director. In addition, he has held many senior management roles in sales – including National Sales Manager for Veritas (and later Symantec).
As enterprises across the world are impacted by data loss, security and compliance risks, because of proliferation of consumer file sharing and BYOD trend, they look for secure and enterprise-controlled solution. Vaultize has been generating significant interest among medium and large enterprises across verticals in this space. Addition of Vivek to the executive team strengthens this market momentum.
Nobody can deny that Dropbox has been a major catalyst for the emergence of Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) market. In fact, many EFSS adopters start their journey with the line: “We’d like to replace/prevent Dropbox in our enterprise” :-).
Although EFSS is a nascent market right now, it is poised to become a multi billion dollar market in few years. And naturally, Dropbox would like to have a share of the pie it helped in baking. And so … here comes Dropbox for Business, which actually is nothing but Dropbox for Teams with a business-friendly name. But does simply adding “business” to the name make it a business product?
Vaultize has “enterprise” in its DNA. Our founders have spent over 30 years (and hold over 75 US patents) collectively in enterprise product development working for leading (and successful) enterprise products from Veritas, Symantec and McAfee. We understand Storage, Data Protection, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Security very well – it’s in our blood.
For Dropbox, as can be seen from its history, businesses and enterprises have always been an after-thought – in terms of technology or otherwise. Business and enterprise are not built into its core – they are things slapped on to make the candy not stick to your hands and make them dirty.
Vaultize has always been about being much more than just “Enterprise Dropbox”. Here’s how:
- We are the only solution that performs encryption and de-duplication at source (patent-pending). You might ask, why is this important? When encryption is not done at source, there’s a good possibility that the connection can be attacked – even if it’s SSL (just search for SSL inspection). A consumer might not care about this, but enterprises and businesses must. Global de-duplication at source is important because of last mile bandwidth problem – Vaultize’s Smart De-duplication is saving up to 90% network bandwidth for its customers!
- In addition to the security, enterprises and businesses want control and visibility over the use of corporate data to prevent data loss and to ensure compliance. Vaultize provides fine-grained control over sharing/sync through user permissions and administrator defined policies – ensuring that the use of corporate data complies with corporate policies. Vaultize also gives corporate IT peace of mind with data loss prevention (DLP) features like file/folder encryption, encryption at source, control over encryption keys, powerful endpoint backup, disaster recovery and remote wiping (coming soon).
- All Vaultize activities are completely visible to the administrator giving her/him the ability to restrict the group sync and sharing only within the legitimate group of people.
- Enterprises and businesses can choose to deploy Vaultize in their own data center through the Private Cloud option or, in some geographies, through the Cloud-in-a-box appliances – a fully integrated hardware and software solution built on fine-tuned enterprise-grade platform.
- If an organization decides to use our public cloud (hosted in Rackspace), we offer them the Data Privacy Option (DPO) – where they completely control the encryption keys – ensuring that the data leaves the source encrypted and can be decrypted only on the receiving device, without being accessible on the server or in-transit. This helps them comply with local data privacy and data residency regulations. Other solutions cannot offer anything like DPO because they do encryption at server, while we do it at source.
- We also protect data in Google Apps and make it easily accessible.
With Vaultize, enterprise IT has complete control over all their unstructured data – giving peace of mind to the CIO and productivity boost to the employees through sharing, sync and anywhere access to their data.
BTW, on popular demand, we have extended the free download of our soft appliance from Vaultize International Backup Day
page by a few more weeks.
Gone are the days when just backup was enough for data protection. Today, corporate IT is facing multifold challenges for protection of data: explosion of mobile endpoints (laptops, tablets and smartphones), the unstoppable BYOD (bring your own device) trend and growing popularity of consumer services in enterprise/business users. Lately, popular consumer cloud-based file sharing and sync services (like Dropbox) have revolutionised the way people access and share information — impacting corporate IT as they do not provide centralised control. People are freely using these services even for their official work and hence sensitive corporate data is now residing in third-party clouds without the knowledge and control of IT — posing significant data loss, security and compliance risk.
To address these issues, Vaultize is celebrating International Backup Day on March 31 with the message to not limit yourself to just backup but think of a challenge that is much more serious – data loss, data security issues and compliance risks. And Vaultize is already set to help you with all these – it provides a unified platform for easy file sharing & sync, endpoint backup, endpoint encryption, anywhere/anytime access to data on corporate file servers, mobility apps and even Google Apps backup — everything with complete IT control and visibility.
So we say, why just backup when you can Vaultize? Visit and download your copy of Vaultize Soft Appliance with 25 user licenses and 250GB backup capacity valid for 6 months from our International Backup Day page.
In absence of easy access to corporate file sharing infrastructure from beyond the firewall, people are generously using consumer-grade file sharing and sync services like Dropbox to access corporate data while roaming. This way sensitive corporate information is leaking into third-party clouds without the knowledge and control of IT – posing significant security, data loss and compliance risks to enterprises.
Industry analysts expect that in the next few years 80% of businesses worldwide will support workforce carrying company-provided or self-owned (BYOD – Bring Your Own Device) tablets and smartphones. At the same time desktops and laptops are not going away soon – people are still using them for labour intensive tasks from within office. Also, enterprises have heavily invested into corporate file servers and NAS as file sharing infrastructure.
So, the win-win scenario is to leverage the existing investment in file servers and NAS and at the same time give employees easy and secure access to corporate data beyond firewalls when they are roaming. Now with Vaultize, enterprise IT can make data on corporate file servers and NAS available to employees on their laptops and iOS/Android devices just like any cloud-based file sharing/sync solution.
This is a new addition to our existing popular file sharing options: real-time collaboration within groups through ‘group-sync’ and easy sharing using web links.
Continuing with our focus on protection of business critical data, this week we are launching “Endpoint Encryption” under Vaultize platform. Now, in addition to getting control of corporate data on endpoints through secure backup and IT-controlled secure file sharing, particularly important in context of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and consumerization of IT, IT teams will now be able to enforce and manage encryption of important files on these endpoints to protect against data leakage in case of lost or stolen devices. This will help our customers further secure their sensitive data to protect Intellectual Property (IP) and maintain privacy – also helping them comply with regulations.
On-disk encryption fits naturally with file sharing and endpoint backup. A well-designed and fully-integrated solution not only reduces the overheads of managing many different solutions from multiple vendors, but also brings better protection and control of unstructured data within the organization.
Vaultize’s endpoint encryption works in-place and is completely transparent to the users and applications that use the files. IT can deploy encryption policies to selectively encrypt individual files, folders, or entire drives – including setting up the filters on the file types, name space pattern, age and size. Encrypting the data selectively reduces the load on system but at the same time provides complete protection. Otherwise the full disk encryption solutions available in the market slow down the system affecting the employee productivity and compromising system stability.
Vaultize endpoint encryption is based on the time-proven technology of Windows Encrypting File System (EFS) and can be managed through Active Directory too.