SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/14 -- Sookasa, an innovator in compliance for popular cloud applications and mobile devices, announced today it has been recognized as one of 2014's hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.
Cloud services such as Dropbox, Box and Gmail are powerful tools that enable easy sharing and collaboration across multiple platforms and devices. However this creates significant challenges in regulated industries because the loss of even a single device connected to a cloud account can cause a catastrophic data breach and significant legal liability. Current encryption solutions require heavy IT resources, restrict user freedom and significantly hurt user experience. With Sookasa, organizations now have a self-service turnkey encryption and compliance solution that enables their employees to safely use their favorite mobile devices and cloud services. Files are encrypted anywhere they are placed, including on the cloud, mobile devices and desktops, and remain protected even when shared externally.
Sookasa has been working closely with its channel partners to enable regulated industry customers to safely leverage the productivity gains of popular cloud services and mobile devices. Sookasa and its channel partners have experienced rapid growth in the healthcare, legal and education industries. Sookasa is actively looking to partner with solution providers that have deep expertise in addressing SMB customer business requirements in regulated industries.
"Solution providers are always on the hunt for the next big technology trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that channel partners can use to stay ahead of the competition," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "We congratulate 2014's Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and for opening the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel."
"Solution providers are essential for navigating through the complex security and compliance environment created by the explosion of cloud-enabled mobile devices. We view them not only as distributors, but more importantly as value-added long-term partners in enabling new customer-specific workflows that both provide a clear ROI and reduce compliance risk," said Asaf Cidon, CEO and co-founder of Sookasa. "We are honored to be a CRN 2014 Emerging Vendor, and are looking forward to rapidly expanding our network of solution providers across North America."
Companies included in CRN's 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN's August 2014 issue and will also be available online at www.crn.com.
Sookasa is the industry's first Compliance as a Service that transparently protects files across popular cloud services and mobile devices. Sookasa enables professionals to use their favorite cloud services, such as Dropbox and Gmail, and mobile devices, while transparently encrypting sensitive data and addressing regulations such as HIPAA and FERPA. The company is led by a team of academics, serial entrepreneurs and seasoned security veterans. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Sookasa is backed by Accel Partners and other top-tier investors. For more information about Sookasa and its solutions, call (888) 675-4998 or visit www.sookasa.com.
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