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Vera Partners with Canon to Enable Data Security Across Devices and Services

Courtesy of a partnership announced today, next generation data security specialist Vera will secure all information processed by Canon Solutions America’s fleet of multi-function devices, digital imaging tools, and services. Canon will access Vera’s data protection and rights management platform via its Enterprise Solutions business to enable secure data capture, detailed auditing, and data privacy.

“Canon’s products are at the center of how businesses around the world work, and we’re inspired by their philosophy of working together for the common good,” CEO and co-founder of Vera, Ajay Arora said. “By taking a data-centric approach to security, Canon Solutions America is laying the foundation for the most impenetrable walls of the Information Age.”

Left to right: Carlos Fernandes (CEO, Agile Cybersecurity Solutions), Peter Kowalczuk (President, Canon Solutions America), and Ajay Arora (CEO and co-founder, Vera) during the One Canon Event 2018.

Vera’s platform empowers its customers to encrypt, monitor, and manage how digital content is accessed regardless of how or where it is stored. Control over data is maintained whether the data is at rest, in use, or in transit, giving users a unique ability to protect critical information from data breaches and loss. Canon Solutions America will deploy Vera’s technology to secure content and file sharing for both local storage and cloud content; provide dynamic, multi-factor authentication for highly-classified or sensitive data; and ensure compliance with EU regulations with regard to GDPR via a “360-degree audit trail and chain of custody.”

“By partnering with Vera,” Canon Solutions America president Peter Kowalczuk said, “we can ensure security and confidentiality for any information captured by a Canon device, and help secure workflows across a complex organization. Vera’s seamless user experience and powerful platform will make it one of our hallmark solution offerings nationally, and worldwide,” he said.

Vera demonstrated its zero-touch, zero-friction data protection technology at FinovateSpring 2016. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Vera began the year with a set of new hires, bringing on board its first chief financial officer, Sam Wolff, and adding technical talent in the form of Wesley Yeremenko, who will serve as the company’s SVP for Engineering.

Last fall, the company launched its Vera for Mail solution, which provides enterprise-grade encryption for email as well as the ability to dynamically change access rights in real-time. Vera announced a new partnership with GE in September, protecting the company’s product designs, intellectual property, and proprietary data. Winner of the 2017 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award, the company has raised $50 million in funding, and includes Hasso Plattner Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Battery Ventures among its investors.