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TrueFort Named Hot Cloud Tech Company by Futuriom 40

TrueFort | February 08, 2022

TrueFort, the zero-trust application protection company, has been named a Futuriom 40 Hot Cloud Tech Company to watch in 2022. Every year, Futuriom, an independent cloud technology analysis firm, selects the most powerful private companies in major industries for cloud and communication infrastructure, including cloud cybersecurity, and has the potential for long-term success and large financial exits, including IPOs.

Being named a Futuriom 40 Company to Watch is a tremendous honor. We are in great company on this year’s list which speaks volumes about our future prospects. Our application behavior-based approach to enforcing Zero Trust for protecting data in the cloud is unique and provides unmatched capabilities for detecting, containing and responding to threats before they can result in damage.” 

Sameer Malhotra, CEO of TrueFort

Traditional security products have concentrated on safeguarding core IT infrastructure from threats, but attackers’ success in launching ransomware, supply chain, and phishing attacks reveal that security coverage is still lacking. TrueFort fills the void by providing Zero Trust protection for cloud-based enterprise apps and workloads that serve as a gateway to sensitive data and, increasingly, a target for hackers. The company’s platform leverages patented behavioral analysis and machine intelligence to help organizations better understand their apps’ trusted behaviors to defend against assaults in real-time.

As per R. Scott Raynovich, the Founder and Chief Analyst of Futuriom, “One trend in cloud infrastructure is to build more integrated cloud cybersecurity solutions that can help unify a variety of cybersecurity data sources and tools to feed analytics platforms, helping cybersecurity teams streamline their process to drive a more complete and automated cybersecurity posture. This includes the zero-trust movement, a software-driven approach to verifying user or application identity across multiple vectors to secure data in cloud computing environments. TrueFort is one company to watch in the Unified Cloud Security space.”

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