Seclore: The World's Most Advanced Enterprise Digital Rights Management Solution

Date:   Monday , January 16, 2017

With enterprise data security threats constantly expanding and collaboration of data beyond the corporate border being the \'new norm\', protecting perimeters and devices is no longer proving effective. Companies are now adopting solutions that ensure data and files are persistently protected wherever they travel, including while they are at rest, in transit, and at work. Today, more companies are adopting Enterprise Data Rights Management (EDRM) solutions, which offer persistent and granular usage controls that manage, enforce and audit who can access a file, what the recipient can do with the file, from which device/location, and when.

The Genesis

An IIT Bombay graduate and a specialist in biometric security systems, Vishal Gupta (Founder & CEO) along with his two college mates\' Abhijit Tannu (Founder & CTO) and Manjul Kubde (Founder & Chief Product Architect) - incepted Seclore in 2005. Vishal\'s ideation in fingerprint imaging was a breakthrough in the space which led to the development of core technology behind Herald Logic 2000, and in turn the company enjoyed a 220 percent growth, spreading to Singapore and Australia as well. Even though incubated in the heart of Mumbai, Seclore has made an indelible mark on the global stage. Today Seclore protects 60 percent more documents over competition thereby becoming the world\'s most advanced and widely adopted EDRM solution.

Partnering closely with customers, the company combines deep industry expertise and uniquely open, scalable & persistent data-centric technology to seamlessly extend its security infrastructure beyond the organization. The result is effortless, secure collaboration inside and outside the company through advanced & persistent data-centric protection architected to rapidly close remaining security gaps. \"We have continually pushed the boundaries by introducing features like Policy Federation & Automation,\" elucidates Vishal. Leveraging pre-built connectors and Policy Federation, Seclore\'s solution can automatically protect more files faster than any other solution, while document remains protected. The solutions are based on a single-stack architecture that doesn\'t rely on other platforms or underlying systems, and thus eliminate finger pointing and breakdowns in security between various components. \"Our solutions can protect any type of file, on any device and allow it to be used in the native application,\" adds Vishal. This \'any-ness\' factor is one of the secrets of Seclore\'s success, minimizing friction and maximizing adoption.

Being the Best EDRM Solution

While many IT firms offer a varied portfolio, Seclore focuses on one thing - creating solutions that enable organizations to protect their most valuable asset - information. Thus, it is no rocket science that Seclore\'s industry-leading EDRM solution comes with a bunch of unique features. With this solution, recipients of protected files can access the file through their browser or lightweight agent that does not require IT admin support to load. The external recipients can authenticate using any identity methodology, while, simultaneously, sender of protected files can protect the file, modify the usage policies, and add new recipients with \'one-click\'.

Bestowing a different approach, Seclore\'s EDRM doesn\'t change any file extensions, thus eliminating the possibility of any downstream friction. It also plugs common security flaws. For instance, a document owner can ensure that the recipient cannot simply cut/paste content from the protected file into an unprotected file. Screen captures are also controlled and usage policies are maintained even when a document is saved in a different format. Another aspect that sets Seclore apart from other EDRM vendors is its superior security key management. Other advanced capabilities such as browser-based access, robust identity federation, and one-click operations combine to enhance performance and streamline the on-going use of EDRM in the organization.

These exceptional features embedded with the solution, have brought the company a gamut of recognitions from esteemed platforms across the globe, and helped the company built a prestigious clientele.

The Future Ahead

However, over the years, Vishal and Abhijit have led Seclore to new heights since the business began. In the last three years, Seclore has grown from a 30 member team to 200 people strong workforce. \"We continue to be optimistic about our growth potential and business pipeline,\" adds Vishal. While going forward, with widespread cyber-crime and increase in \'hacking for profit\' activities, the return on EDRM solutions is gaining acceptance rapidly and Seclore wants to be at the forefront of this shift in global information security practices.

Key Management:

Vishal Gupta, Founder & CEO

Vishal comes with more than a decade of experience in sales, marketing and business management. He is the Founder and CEO of Seclore and handles corporate development, investor relations and strategic vision.

Abhijit Tannu, Founder & CTO

Abhijit Tannu is Founder and CTO, building innovative products and applications for enterprise security. Abhijit had been an inventor of a technology - IntelliPush - which received an award in disruptive technology category in global e-challenge competition organized by Stanford University.

Manjul Kubde, Founder & Chief Product Architect

Manjul is one of the founding members and is responsible product development at Seclore. She takes care of all the product releases and making sure that Seclore products work out-of-the-box. As a Chief Product Architect, Manjul is the main driving force behind the Seclore\'s elite product development team.

Recent Recognitions

  • Included in Deloitte\'s \'50 Fastest Growing Companies list\'

  • Gartner as a \'Cool Vendor,\' for innovations in browser-based access to protect documents

  • VARINDIA Channel Leadership Survey 2016 for \'Best Enterprise Digital Rights Management\'

  • \'Startup of the Year 2016\' and \'Cyber Security Firm of the Year\' award at the Super Achievers Award - World HRD Congress

  • \'Most innovative start-up- and \'Tech Woman of the Year\' award at World Leadership Federation Awards 2016