PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 4, 2015 – Today, VERA (vera.com) announced a strategic partnership with Dropbox Inc. and Okta to help organizations extend content security and manage access to sensitive data shared across cloud and on-premises systems. The VERA integration gives Dropbox and Okta customers end-to-end encryption, streamlined user access, and the ability to revoke access to critical business information anywhere the data travels, beyond Dropbox. In collaboration with Dropbox and Okta, VERA gives businesses advanced security to protect data through the last mile, balanced with user-centric convenience and flexibility.
“Dropbox is building the most widely used and trusted collaboration platform in the world,” said Patrick Heim, Head of Trust & Security at Dropbox.“One of our top priorities is giving our customers the ability to be flexible and agile in adopting enhanced security capabilities while keeping things easy to use. I’m excited to be partnering with VERA to give our customers another great tool in their security arsenal.”
As companies in highly regulated industries move towards widespread adoption of the cloud, a combination of security, compliance, and visibility have proven essential for success. For the 8 million businesses who use Dropbox, this collaboration brings trust, security, and the ability to protect content at scale as organizations become more connected in every industry, from financial services and manufacturing to healthcare and professional services.
VERA’s architecture was built to enhance existing security and collaboration investments, all while keeping the end-user top of mind. With the integration, customers can leverage Okta’s identity management solution for public cloud apps, Dropbox protections for content at rest, and VERA’s security platform to protect critical business information in the cloud and beyond. By allowing organizations to provide consistent, auditable protections across all their critical content, VERA, Dropbox, and Okta strike the perfect balance between usability and security.
“Our mission is to help organizations of all sizes use technology to move faster, grow the top line, and enhance IT security,” said Chuck Fontana, VP of Alliances and Corporate Development at Okta. “Together, Okta and VERA address a critical security gap every company faces: protecting data as it’s shared through the cloud. With this partnership, businesses can now control access to critical business information and mission-critical business apps in a unified, user-centric way.”
“Data breaches and high-profile attacks are costing corporations millions, if not billions of dollars and reputations are taking a major hit,” said Tony Bradley, CISSP-ISSAP and Principal Analyst at Bradley Strategy Group. “Due to the sensitivity of data often handled in the financial services and healthcare sectors, companies in regulated industries are starting to invest in solutions like VERA, Dropbox, and Okta to help businesses securely access files and extend those protections beyond the corporate perimeter.”
“Securing critical business information in the cloud, all the way to last-mile endpoints like laptops, mobile devices, and even the Internet of Things has long been the Holy Grail of cloud and SaaS-based services,” said Ajay Arora, CEO and Co-founder of VERA. “Today VERA, Dropbox, and Okta have teamed-up and taken a major step-forward in achieving that goal and unlocking access to public cloud platforms for any kind of company, especially in financial services, legal and healthcare.”
For more information, or to arrange a private demo, visit www.vera.com.
VERA delivers a first-of-its-kind solution that enables businesses of all types to easily secure and track any digital information across all platform and devices. VERA enables comprehensive data security and real-time control with a seamless, uninterrupted user experience, empowering people to use any platform and device they want while ensuring the highest levels of security, visibility and control. For more information, visit www.vera.com.
Dropbox’s mission is to simplify the way people work together. With 400 million users, we’re building the world’s simplest, most powerful collaboration platform. For more information, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/press.
Okta is the foundation for security connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any devices at any time, while enforcing strong security policies. It integrates directly with an organization’s existing directories and identity and mobility systems, as well as 4,000+ applications.
Because Okta runs on an integrated platform, organizations can implement the service quickly at large scale and low total cost.
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