Named Best New Security Start-Up of the Year
Hunt Valley, Md. – March 6, 2012– Oculis Labs, a developer of data privacy software that protects mobile and desktop computers from visual eavesdroppers, today announced it has been selected as the Best New Security Start-Up Company of the Year in the 2012 Global Excellence Awards. Hosted by Info Security Products Guide, this awards program honors excellence in the information security industry highlighting extraordinary people, products and companies. More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of international industry voices participated to determine the 2012 Global Excellence Awards finalists and winners.
Oculis Labs delivers software designed to protect computer users from unauthorized “over-the-shoulder eavesdroppers” – securing the last two feet of the Internet. While protecting data on computers is top of mind for most, vendors and end-users remain focused on conventional security technologies such as anti-virus software, personal firewalls and spam filters. Computer displays remain an unprotected frontier, displaying personal, proprietary, and regulated information. Oculis Labs helps mobile consumers, enterprise and government customers protect those digital assets. In contrast to screen savers and plastic filters, the company’s products actively protect information against exposure and produce a positive audit trail showing proof-of-compliance to meet growing privacy and insider threat concerns.
The company offers PrivateEye for consumers and the enterprise and Chameleon for government and military users – enabling users to read confidential or classified information in a crowded room safely, without passive plastic screen filters or special viewing equipment.
- PrivateEye addresses the 400 million computers with webcams today, a market increasing at 37% per year according to research firm IDC. The software protects the data on computers used by CEOs, CFOs, auditors, consultants, lawyers, doctors, investigators, and HR personnel seeking greater data privacy and protection against insider threats. PrivateEye presents a normal clear screen when the user is present and looking at the display, but when the user’s attention moves away from the display the software immediately blurs the screen. Similarly, if it detects an eavesdropper it can automatically blur the screen or alert the user. PrivateEye also complies with the 2010 federal computer fraud and abuse statute that recently expanded the legal definition of computer trespassing to include information gained by looking at a computer screen that an individual is not authorized to view.
- Chameleon addresses the current government market of 4.2 million users working with sensitive and classified materials as well as many large untapped new markets including multi-agency or multi-national facilities, embassies and consulates, command centers, tactical forward bases, and in-field mobile personnel where information is available on a need to know basis. Chameleon is significantly less expensive and more flexible than traditional options, and it solves the unmet need of protecting data in the field against electronic or physical surveillance and insider espionage threats.
“In the current mobile age, companies and government organizations need innovative and reliable privacy solutions they can count on to protect them no matter where and when they need to work,” said Bill Anderson, CEO, Oculis Labs. “This award recognizes our dedication to providing the industry with unique products that address a security threat that is pervasive across all computer users. Content that appears on a computer screen is vulnerable and must be protected. Simply put, we solve this problem in a manner that is cost effective and technologically sound.”
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About Oculis Labs
Oculis Labs, headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, develops data privacy software that secures the last two feet of the Internet – the distance from the computer screen to a user’s eyes. The company’s products protect valuable information displayed on mobile and desktop computers from unintended viewers. Today the company offers PrivateEye for consumers and the enterprise and Chameleon for government and military users. These two solutions safeguard all displayed information from visual eavesdropping. For more information, visit www.oculislabs.com.
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