SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - Bluebox Security, a stealth startup tackling enterprise mobile security, today announced Gartner has named it a "cool vendor" in the report, "Cool Vendors in Security: Security Services, 2013."1 2
"We're finally reaching the point where IT officially recognizes what has always been going on: People use their business device for nonwork purposes," said David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. "They often use a personal device in business. Once you realize that, you'll understand you need to protect data in another way besides locking down the full device."3
In the same report Willis elaborates: "Unsurprisingly, security is the top concern for BYOD. The risk of data leakage on mobile platforms is particularly acute. Some mobile devices are designed to share data in the cloud and have no general purpose file system for applications to share, increasing the potential for data to be easily duplicated between applications and moved between applications and the cloud3. Despite security concerns, BYOD adoption continues to accelerate. Organizations have stopped looking at how to prevent BYOD, and begun looking at how to enable users -- this is where Bluebox comes in.
"Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before," said Bluebox CEO and co-founder Caleb Sima. "We are honored to receive this recognition -- a testament to the innovation that sets Bluebox apart from solutions currently on the market."
Bluebox is now accepting broader enrollment into its beta program, to learn more visit www.bluebox.com/blog.
About Bluebox Security
Bluebox Security is a stealth startup focused on enterprise mobile security. Backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Sun Microsystems co-founder, Andreas von Bechtolsheim, SV Angel and Google Board member Ram Shriram, Bluebox Security is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information visit www.bluebox.com, follow us @blueboxsec, or read our blog.
1 Gartner "Cool Vendor in Security Services, 2013" Joseph Feiman 4/29/13
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3 Gartner Press Release, "Gartner Predicts by 2017, Half of Employers will Require Employees to Supply Their Own Device for Work Purposes," 5/1/13. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2466615