10 Cloud Security Startups to Watch in 2014

The market for cloud security tools is expected to grow significantly in the coming year. Here are 10 cloud security startups that could help boost cloud adoption in 2014 and beyond.

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3. CipherCloud

CipherCloud, cloud security tool startup

What they do: Provides a platform of unified cloud information protection offerings.

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

CEO: Pravin Kothari, formerly a cofounder of ArcSight, which HP acquired for $1.5 billion.

Founded: 2010

Funding: CipherCloud is backed by a $30 million investment from Andreessen Horowitz.

Why they're on this list: Organizations have a tough time managing cloud computing risks, securing data in the cloud, and maintaining compliance with various industry regulations as they embrace more and more cloud applications and services.

CipherCloud's unified security approach should help ease CIO's worries as they move more data into the cloud. CipherCloud protects data in the cloud through a platform that includes encryption, tokenization, DLP, malware detection, and activities auditing.

CipherCloud offers versions of its product specifically designed for Salesforce.com, Office 365, Box, Gmail and AWS. The company claims to have more than 2 million users and is protecting more than 200 million records for some of the world's largest banks, healthcare providers, insurers and government agencies. Named customers include Mitsubishi UFJ Global Custody, Novati Technologies, and Caribbean Credit Bureau.

Competitive Landscape: Competitors include Gazzang, Perspecsys, Porticor, Vormetric, and Voltage Security.

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