CertiVox

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CertiVox, Inc.
private
Founded London, United Kingdom
(2008)
Founder Brian Spector, CEO
Headquarters London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Area served
Worldwide
Products IaaS
Website CertiVox.com

CertiVox is a London-based web 2.0 security firm that develops information security infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and encryption based software as a service (SaaS) solutions for enterprises and individuals.[1] The company provides on-demand encryption key management and multi-factor authentication both on and off the cloud, and specializes in elliptical curve cryptography.[1][2] Red Herring selected CertiVox as a finalist for the 2012 Europe Top 100.[3]

History

CEO Brian Spector founded CertiVox with other data security specialists in 2008 to help people protect their business and individual privacy.[4] The company opened its offices in Shoreditch in 2011.[2]

CertiVox partnered with low-power customer specific standard product (CSSP) provider QuickLogic in February 2012, in efforts to jointly develop data security solutions across platforms.[5] Also in February, CertiVox acquired Shamus Software, the creator of the MIRACL cryptographic library.[6]

In 2011, CertiVox received $1.46 million in Series A funding led by Pentech Ventures and Octopus Investments.[1][7]

In 2012, CertiVox launched a service called PrivateSky allowing users to encrypt messages and large files up to 5GB.[8][9][10] Its design offers Government, businesses, and individuals one-click security in Microsoft Outlook.[10] and HTML5 web browsers.[11] However PrivateSky was taken offline by the company following a RIPA warrant from GCHQ's National Technical Assistance Centre (NTAC) who wanted decryption keys for customer data.[4]

CertiVox launched its M-Pin Strong Authentication System in July, 2013.[12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 RAO, LEENA. "CertiVox Raises $1.5 Million For Cloud-Based Content Security Technology". 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "CertiVox aims to rid the Internet of passwords". Information Age. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  3. "Europe 2012 Finalists". Red Herring. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "CertiVox". CrunchBase.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "CB" defined multiple times with different content
  5. "CertiVox and QuickLogic Partner to Revolutionize Information Security in the Mobile Market". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  6. Octopus Investments. "Certivox has acquired Shamus Software Limited". UK Business Angels Association. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  7. "CertiVox secures investment for breakthrough security technology for the cloud". Pentech Ventures. 
  8. Ashford, Warwick. "CertiVox enables Outlook encryption". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  9. Schofield, Jack. "CertiVox launches two-factor security in the cloud". Jack's Blog. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 Gonsalves, Antone. "Certivox's PrivateSky tackles email security with cloud-based encryption". CSO Security and Risk. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  11. "CertiVox To Provide Parallels With Advanced Single Sign-On, Multi-Factor Security and Authentication Technology". Parallels Cloud. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  12. "ATM-like cryptology aims to banish IDs and passwords". Infosecurity Magazine. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

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