CipherCloud is an internet security company whose headquarters are in San Jose, California. It implements the adoption of cloud based services while at the same time ensuring the security of the users, compliance and control. The company renders its services through the protection of confidential and sensitive cloud data in Gmail, Microsoft Office 365, Box, Force.com, Chatter and other cloud based services. It also runs Connect AnyApp, which allows its users to simply specify the fields they want on web pages to be encrypted ensuring protection of data formats and operations.
The CEO and chairman of CipherCloud is Pravin Kothari. He founded the company in the year 2010, having previously co-founded ArcSight; another cyber security company, in the year 2000. He, together with a team made up of Varun Badhwar, who previously worked for Salesforce.com, among others, built the company and launched it in February 2011. In December 2012, the company opened its Europe headquarters in London, England and added an Australian headquarters the following year.
In February, 2013, the company joined Box Inc.; an online file-sharing and cloud information management service, merging its encryption services into file-sharing and hosting services. CipherCloud then acquired CloudUp Networks creating a software that enabled the user to track data as it moved throughout the cloud environment, therefore restricting it from leaving the cloud environment without authorization.
The company provides cloud based information protection solutions for organizations and enterprises for encrypting their sensitive information, then storing that information in the cloud. It works by enabling the organization to securely adopt cloud applications by overcoming data privacy, data loss prevention, security and regulatory compliance risks. With its high technology platform, CipherCloud protects data in real time, before the information is sent to the cloud through Searchable Strong Encryption (SSE). The data is only decrypted, using locally stored encryption and decryption keys, after the authorized user retrieves it from the cloud. These keys are never shared with the provider of the cloud security services. Data loss, monitoring of the cloud environment and malware detection are also services provided by CipherCloud.
CipherCloud has received great recognition and numerous awards for their different achievements. The CEO, Pravin Kothari was awarded the CEO of the year award at the 10th Info Security Global Excellence Awards. CipherCloud has amassed a large number of users within the relatively short time it has been in existence, having been around for only four years. This translates to greater profits, which the management plans to use to hire more employees, expand their sales and marketing efforts, and open up new markets in other regions. This is bound to attract more investors, whose trust, CipherCloud has managed to achieve. In 2011, Gartner Inc., an American Information Technology research and advisory firm based in Stamford, Connecticut, named CipherCloud one of its best providers of cloud and cyber security.