Armor5, an innovator in Enterprise Mobile Security specializing in BYOD solutions, has announced that it was one of ten early stage technology companies selected as a 2013 SIIA NextGen company. Armor5 will participate in a special showcase at SIIA’s All About the Cloud—the software industry’s most comprehensive ISV conference— which will be held May 7-9 in San Francisco.
Startup Armor5 makes its debut with a cloud-based security and management service for mobile devices that works without needing client-based software.
Much of the discussion about market disruption has focused on large, brand name businesses, but there is tremendous innovation taking place at companies that get little attention. NextGen companies—chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of M&A, VC and advisory executives—are young businesses that offer innovative software and services. The CEOs of these companies will participate in the “Next Generation of Cloud” panels during All About the Cloud.
“We are delighted Armor5 was selected to be a NextGen company,” said Rhianna Collier, Vice President of the SIIA Software Division. “The NextGen companies represent the next step in the evolution of technology, which they will discuss during two panel sessions at All About the Cloud. I look forward to seeing Armor5’s compelling approach to BYOD (bring-your-own-device) security and compliance during the NextGen session.”
“Armor5 is a disruptive cloud technology company poised to change the way business users access enterprise information from mobile devices,” said Suresh Balasubramanian, CEO of Armor5. “We give users the freedom to securely access all their corporate apps, data and content from any mobile device – without requiring IT to manage individual devices, which has become impractical in today’s rapidly evolving mobile environment. We’re looking forward to showcasing our solution at the All About the Cloud conference.”
“Our technology is basically a virtual browser in the cloud,” Balasubramanian says. A secure container is created and the service can be set up to track file usage and other metrics, making use of the enterprise Active Directory policy engine as well for authentication or other purposes. “We do full water-marking on a document in real time,” he says, and services such as antivirus in the cloud can be provided as well. The IT manager sets policy controls and rights management through a management dashboard.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 700 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software
Armor5 is an innovator in Enterprise Mobile Security specializing in BYOD solutions that empower the mobile workforce. The company has developed a unique virtualization service that gives mobile users instant access to their corporate apps, data and content while simultaneously protecting enterprises against data loss, information security breaches and compliance liabilities – regardless of device, network or application. The Armor5 ‘zero-touch’ approach requires zero install or configuration, operates with a zero performance deficit, and leaves zero data on mobile devices – completely eliminating the risk of data loss. Founded in 2011 by former executives from Adobe, Motorola and Yahoo, the company is privately held with patent-pending technology and investment from leading venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.Armor5.com or follow @armor5Inc.