Company: Gideon Technologies
Headquarters: Alpharetta, Ga.
Technology Sector: Security
Key Product: SecureFusion
Year Founded: 2003
Number of Channel Partners: 5 in North America
Ideal Channel Partner: Enterprise-focused solution providers
Why You Should Care: Gideon Technologies' SecureFusion offers customers the chance to address compliance and security vulnerabilities in one fell swoop with a window into the entirety of their network.
The Lowdown: Customers can't address security threats that they don't know exist. So Gideon Technologies aims to make it easy for them by giving them a window into their entire IT infrastructure.
Gideon, which specializes in risk management and compliance tools, provides a comprehensive portal in which IT administrators can view every security vulnerability, policy compliance metric, configuration detail and IT asset, in their entire IT infrastructure.
"It's really a platform for automating all of your security company's activities," said Scott Armstrong, vice president of marketing and alliance for Gideon.
The tool aggregates all of these differing metrics in one unified framework, which reduces the need for costly point products and increased staff, Armstrong said.
"We often replace what we call multiple point solutions. Customers are often managing many their activities by spreadsheet and e-mail," Armstrong said. "[SecureFusion] achieves what they couldn't achieve before without adding more staff."
Meanwhile, SecureFusion's reporting and auditing functions can provide a strong hook for customers under the demands of increasingly stringent regulations such as HIPAA, FISMA and Sarbanes-Oxley, Armstrong said. The regulatory compliance focus will be a strong value proposition for compliance-oriented channel partners, especially for those that can wrap their own services around the tool, Armstrong said, adding that the company is looking to beef up its channel partner base over the next year.