Today at the RSA Conference, Egnyte formally introduced Kris Lahiri as the company's new Chief Security Officer and unveiled his FY14 security roadmap. This roadmap details the company's plans to raise the global standard for secure file sharing in the enterprise and will focus on adding key enhancements and integrations for secure deployment options, data privacy and industry standards. Egnyte's market-leading solution, the most secure and scalable on the market today, has also been awarded the Skyhigh CloudTrust™ rating of Enterprise-Ready, which is given to the select cloud services that fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices and legal protection. The RSA Conference takes place February 24-28, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
A co-founder of Egnyte, Lahiri has a deep background working with and meeting the needs of enterprise customers. As Egnyte's new CSO, he will drive security advances across Egnyte's cutting-edge infrastructure and will manage cross-functional teams that will implement the top-notch security enhancements and integrations that businesses require.
"Egnyte is the only file-sharing solution built from the ground up to meet the needs of the enterprise," said Egnyte co-founder and CSO Kris Lahiri. "As the market evolves, so do the needs of our customers, and nothing is more vital to a business than the security of its most valuable asset - its business data. With alarming revelations of the NSA program and mass data breaches across a variety of industries, we understand how crucial it is to share our roadmap with our customers so they understand how Egnyte plans to secure their data and meet all of their security needs now and into the future."
According to a recent survey from Enterprise Strategy Group, 97 percent of cloud adopters prefer a hybrid solution. Egnyte is the only provider to enable on-premise, cloud-only and hybrid deployment models that enable businesses to access and store 100 percent of their files in the way best suited to meet their needs.
Late in 2013, Egnyte launched Storage Connect, a solution that allows enterprises to obtain cloud benefits while retaining file storage purely on-premises. In 2014, Egnyte expects to enhance Storage Connect across multiple dimensions:
"We're excited to continue partnering with Egnyte to provide an integration that adds additional security measures for our customers at all data touch points, from logging in to access their business-critical data to sharing and storing it," said Josh Greene, VP of Business Development at OneLogin. "Partnering with Egnyte has provided our customers with a secure enterprise-level option for sharing business files, and we're excited to continue developing additional security measures through our integration."
Egnyte is also adding new security features and integrations at every touch point along the data life-cycle to further expand data security; these features include:
For the next 12 months, Egnyte is focused on enhancing compliance standards for several industries, with an emphasis on:
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Egnyte will exhibit in its partner OneLogin's booth (South Hall, booth 1141) at the RSA Conference 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Kris Lahiri is a co-founder of Egnyte and was VP of Operations before moving into his new role as CSO. Prior to Egnyte, he spent many years in the design and deployment of large-scale infrastructure for Fortune 100 customers of Valdero and KPMG Consulting. Kris has a B.Tech in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras and an M.S. from the University of Cincinnati.
Egnyte transforms business through smarter content allowing organizations to connect, protect, and unlock value from all their content. Our Content Intelligence platform delivers smart content collaboration and governance in the cloud or on-premises to thousands of businesses around the world even the most regulated industries. Founded in 2007, Egnyte is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Investors include venture capital firms, such as Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as technology partners, such as CenturyLink and Seagate Technology. Please visit www.egnyte.com or call 1-877-7EGNYTE for more information.
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