Company Name: CertiVox
Tech Sector: Security
Key Product: CertiVox Key Management Infrastructure-as-a-Service
The Lowdown: CertiVox, which opened its doors in San Francisco and the U.K. in 2009, is taking key management to the cloud. The company bills itself as the first IaaS company to provide on-demand encryption key generation, management and distribution for the cloud. CertiVox says its key distribution technology takes away the complexity and security issues associated with encryption key management. Its technology is in use in a host of different verticals for secure e-mail and transferred files, and is designed to prevent data leaks, implement digital rights management and gain audit controls over secure information exchanges. Recently CertiVox raised more than $1.4 million in Series A funding from Pentech Ventures and Octopus Investments -- funds to be used to develop and bring to market its key management IaaS.