The 10 Coolest Startups Of 2012


3. CipherCloud

CEO: Praveen Kothari

Cloud security is on everyone's minds, and that's good news for CipherCloud, a provider of cloud encryption gateways for private and public clouds.

In December, the San Jose, Calif., company received $30 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and T-Systems, the venture arm of Deutsche Telekom.

CipherCloud's gateway acts as a platform to secure user data for applications, including Salesforce.com, Gmail, Chatter and Amazon Web Services. The gateway incorporates security controls, including tokenization, activity monitoring and malware detection.