Clearswift Extends Delivery of Data Leak Prevention Strategy

Clearswift acquires the intellectual property rights of Jedda Systems Pty Ltd

Theale, UK September 2013 Clearswift, a global supplier of Content Aware – Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software, announces the acquisition of the intellectual property rights of Jedda Systems Pty Ltd, a highly innovative developer of endpoint DLP solutions. This acquisition extends Clearswift’s current content aware network DLP that is integrated within its Web and Email Gateway solutions, and validates the company’s strategic direction within the information governance cyber market.

Clearswift will integrate the innovative endpoint solutions from Jedda into their existing world-class products¹, technologies and research teams. The integrated solution will provide the full capability of network, endpoint and discovery DLP appropriate for organizations of all segment sizes. The combined solution is appropriate for organizations that need to protect their corporate, client, personal, sensitive and intellectual property (IP) information, which may be inadvertently or deliberately leaked.

Heath Davies, CEO Clearswift comments: “As pioneers in global cyber security Clearswift is continually monitoring the market for businesses aligned to our vision and thinking. Jedda Systems aligns perfectly within our growth strategy, and will provide our existing clients and new prospects with a superior product offering. We are delighted to welcome them to Clearswift as part of our ongoing M&A programme.”

The Jedda Systems team brings innovative, high level content aware solutions for the endpoint that advance the current basic functionality of ‘Regular Expression Matching’ (word / phrase / token matching) DLP being provided in the market today. Structured and unstructured data can be controlled using sophisticated pattern, keyword and fingerprinting methods with built in and customizable policies to discover any type of sensitive data. This has particular relevance to Regulatory Compliance (personal identifiable information (PII) including credit card numbers, social security numbers and bank details) and Intellectual Property (IP) markets.

Chris Christiansen, Vice President Security Products & Services IDC comments: “Data loss prevention is a critical component of messaging security. When correctly integrated, it can help manage regulatory compliance violations, privacy breaches, and intellectual property losses. This is not a simple process because these acts range from accidental leaks to mischievous circumventions of policy to malicious thefts and embarrassingly deliberate disclosures. With Clearswift's acquisition of Jedda, it is moving forward towards simplifying this complexity and improving of these situations"

Dr Guy Bunker, Senior Vice President of Products at Clearswift comments: “As a leader in secure Gateways and network based Data Loss Prevention, I am excited to be able to offer our clients an integrated endpoint solution through the Jedda acquisition. The Jedda team not only brings a great product, but also a very strong engineering team. The endpoint is a key focus area for our Information Governance cyber solutions strategy, and the Jedda technology will accelerate our plans in this space.”

The company will be operating within the Clearswift portfolio and be supported by an existing Sydney based office. Kym Welsby will head up a new ‘Endpoint Security Solutions’ engineering organisation comprised of Jedda and existing Clearswift development personnel.

Kym Welsby, co-founder Jedda Systems Pty Ltd, comments: “We are really excited to be working within the Clearswift global umbrella and know that our combined knowledge and demand for product excellence will continue to create gold standard, industry leading software that provides superior security solutions to businesses around the globe.”

¹ SC Magazine awards Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway 5 star rating Sept 2012


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Clearswift’s content-aware, policy based solutions enables defense, government, healthcare and financial services organizations across the globe to manage and maintain no-compromise data, email, cloud and web security.

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