SOURCE: Vera

February 03, 2016 08:30 ET

Vera Selected as Finalist for RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest 2016

Vera Recognized for Delivering First Solution Enabling Security and Policy to Follow Data Wherever It Goes, Across All Users, Applications, Devices, and Platforms

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - February 03, 2016) - Vera (www.vera.com) today has been named one of 10 finalists for RSA® Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest 2016 for its data protection and encryption solution that can secure and track any type of digital information wherever it travels -- across all users, devices, applications, and platforms. On Monday, February 29, 2016, Vera will have the opportunity to showcase its innovative information security technology to the Innovation Sandbox Contest panel of judges for a chance to be named "RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2016."

The Innovation Sandbox Contest promotes new approaches to information security technology, provides advice and counsel for entrepreneurs, and exposes the RSA Conference community to venture capitalists, industry experts, senior level business practitioners, and thought leaders.

"It's no secret that past winners of this honor have become successful additions to the information security industry and there's no doubt this year's crop of finalists will produce another hit," said Sandra Toms, vice president and curator for RSA Conferences. "This event gives startups the kind of visibility and validation that can easily turn into high growth and increased funding, which we expect to continue with this year's top 10."

In a world without borders and full of uncontrollable endpoints, Vera is leading a new class of enterprise security solutions, giving businesses complete control over sensitive information, even when it travels beyond sanctioned on-premise and cloud services. Through its content- and storage-agnostic platform, Vera's instantly deployable, zero-friction solution secures all digital information with strong encryption, global monitoring, and advanced data control across any platform or device. 

Until today, the fundamental flaw in most security software has been usability. With Vera, securing data is as easy as attaching a file to an email, or uploading it to a shared folder. Users can quickly assign permissions and IT can build rules that define granular policies to automatically secure information. With native, out-of-the-box integrations to cloud services like Office 365, Box, Dropbox, and Okta, Vera maintains control and visibility over data in real-time, without impacting employee productivity or forcing people to change their behavior.

"2016 is shaping-up to be one of the most pivotal years in cybersecurity since the entire field's inception, and we're honored to be recognized in a time where security is at the top of every business' agenda," said Ajay Arora, CEO and Co-founder of Vera. "Status quo approaches attempting to secure increasingly porous perimeters have proven completely ineffective -- Vera has charted a different course. All security solutions ultimately exist to protect the information that's the lifeblood of any business, and that's exactly where security needs to live -- strongly adhered to that information itself, period. From the Fortune 100 to small businesses alike we offer companies a new and far more effective way to secure their critical business information, giving users the confidence that their data is safe no matter where it travels."

"RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2016" will be determined at the conclusion of Innovation Sandbox Contest after each finalist gives a short presentation to a panel of judges that includes Asheem Chandna, partner at Greylock Partners; Gerhard Eschelbeck, vice president of security and privacy engineering at Google; Renee Guttman, chief information security officer for Royal Caribbean International; Patrick Heim, head of trust and security at DropBox; and Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist of cryptography research division at Rambus. Additional information about "RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2016" and Innovation Sandbox Contest can be found at: http://www.rsaconference.com/events/us16/agenda/innovation-sandbox-contest

About Vera
Vera delivers a first-of-its-kind zero-touch, zero-friction data protection and encryption solution that secures and tracks any digital information across all users, devices, applications, and platforms in real-time. For more information, visit www.vera.com.

About RSA Conference
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