The Silicon Review
“Security is not a product, but a process.” – Bruce Schneier
Securing enterprise data is critical to every organization. Data that has been breached can cause irreparable damage to a business, many companies have suffered devastating losses amounting to millions of dollars due to cybersecurity breaches. In recent times, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) have become the new way of doing business. Vulnerabilities are pretty high for mobile phones, with the acceptance of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in most Multi National Companies, the vulnerability factor is an all time high. Hence, it becomes paramount to secure enterprise data on all portable devices that could be connected to the network. An independent software vendor (ISV), SyncDog provides cutting-edge technology which encrypts and controls customers’ intellectual property on mobile and tablet devices.
The company was founded in 2013 by Jonas Gyllensvaan with a determined focus on mobile security and DLP (Data Loss Prevention) for mobile devices.
“We give preference to security followed by flexibility in deployment options so the customer’s end-user experience takes place without disruption. Our highly-flexible solution is a complementary tool to existing infrastructure and application security and compliance policies,” said Jonas. “Customer business strategies direct latest developments in our technology and generally come from CEOs, CIOs, CISOs and other senior managers directing the business,” he added.
Much of the innovation of SyncDog comes from the unique ability of Gyllensvaan to convert business requirements to technology and systems processes. Additionally, SyncDog’s size positions it well to adjust to customer requests and make updates to suit a multitude of changing requirements.
SyncDog’s Security Strategy
There are many aspects to how SyncDog protects enterprise data from mobile points of intrusion, but the company’s security strategy is twofold: 1) secure the transmission of enterprise data to/from the device with military-grade encryption, and 2) provide a secure “container” on the device that serves as device business workstation for all applications including Office 365, web browser, secure texting, file management/sync, geo-location services and many others.
The company’s flagship product is SentinelSecure™ which once implemented, provides a secure location on smart devices for enterprise data and applications. This enables end-users to leverage mobile technology and yields a greater business workflow opportunity with higher levels of secure integration.
SentinelSecure™, provides FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption for data both at rest and in transit. The SentinelSecure™ container delivers the same encrypted security for employees to perform normal work application activity without sacrificing performance. The freedom to work business-as-usual on the device is a departure from competing solutions that curtail application functions as a trade off to higher levels of data protection.
The benefit to clients is the comfort of knowing that there is 24/7 mobile access to their organizations’ intellectual property, the new norm in today’s business world – is secure and protected. SyncDog has further enhanced the product through technology partnerships to provide additional enterprise services as a GPS location service to track worker productivity, encrypted texting that can be set to expire and then be wiped from the device automatically and other enhancements to protect enterprise data.
SyncDog currently focuses on Fortune 1000 enterprise organizations and Federal/State governments. The company’s client verticals are Banking/Finance, law enforcement, Healthcare and Aerospace.
North America is SyncDog’s primary geography, with several distributors in place. The company is working with partners in the EU to bring to market localized white label offerings in several countries.
The Road Ahead
SyncDog will continue to focus on the development of compelling business content additions for SentinelSecure (ie. Geo-Fencing). “As we continue to sell direct to the market and through channel organizations, we will continue to focus on the specific needs of the client, taking advantage of our superior product flexibility,” concluded Gyllensvaan.
Meet the CEO & Founder – Jonas Gyllensvaan
Jonas is a serial entrepreneur and with over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. He founded three successful start-ups and has acted as an advisor to several others. He has designed, developed and implemented technology projects for government agencies in over a dozen countries. His focus areas are technology architecture, product design and business management. Jonas has a proven track record of leading- edge product development, technology architecture, building profitable companies and high-level business partnerships.