SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 14, 2016 – Blue Cedar Networks, the corporate app security and connectivity company, launched today to pursue its vision of securing and connecting app end points to backend data and application services for users across the extended enterprise. Blue Cedar was spun out from Mocana, and brings with it the proven Atlas platform — the industry’s most comprehensive corporate app security and connectivity platform — as the flagship of its product portfolio.
To compete in increasingly connected and competitive markets, organizations need to connect and protect corporate apps for their extended enterprise users —
employees, contractors, suppliers, partners, resellers, allies, agents and others — who need to securely access and derive value from these apps in accordance with corporate policies and regulations.
“Today’s large organizations face the challenge of managing and securing the thousands of physical device endpoints, like laptops, desktops smart phones, wearables, and single-purpose devices, deployed and used throughout the extended enterprise,” said John Aisien, CEO of Blue Cedar Networks. “In reality, the corporate app — along with the data it manifests to support business decisions and execute business processes — is the new endpoint. With Blue Cedar, corporate IT security risk professionals can more easily and transparently adapt their security and mobility strategies to safeguard sensitive corporate apps and data across the extended enterprise.”
The Blue Cedar Networks executive team is comprised of industry veterans with experience across numerous startups and large technology firms. Heading the team is John Aisien, CEO, previously president and COO of Mocana. Aisien brings a wealth of experience as a successful enterprise software go-to-market executive, with stints running marketing and business development functions in both startup and large enterprise software firms. Other members of the team include Kevin Fox, CTO, Jon Mills, vice president of sales, Scott Bonnell, vice president of business development and Ranjeet Vidwans, CMO.
Blue Cedar launches with more than 150 global customers, including marquee names in major verticals, such as financial services, insurance, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, government and health care.
“The app is now the ideal control point for enterprise data, and it is also the logical point where users in and around the enterprise can interact with this data,” said Matthew Recupito, chief security architect at Zurich Insurance. “With its Atlas platform, Blue Cedar Networks has staked out a clear position that the app is the logical endpoint that CISOs should protect.”
Blue Cedar Networks also intends to help customers meet their goals by growing and nurturing the current ecosystem of complementary, category-leading Atlas partners and developers. In addition to a network of reseller partners, Blue Cedar ISV partners include Unisys, Apperian, Appthority, Tangoe, CA Technologies and SAP.
“Given the tight integration and licensing of Mocana’s core Security of Things platform in Blue Cedar Networks’ next-generation products, we are excited to be a partner and advocate of Blue Cedar’s technology advancements in the market,” said Peter Graham, general manager of Mocana.
The Atlas Platform
The Atlas platform is an end-to-end app security and connectivity solution that enables organizations to better engage with their extended enterprise users and unlock business value. Blue Cedar’s ecosystem of technology partners and system integrators uses the Atlas platform to provide secure and easy access to corporate apps and data, regardless of the app’s development platform or end-user device’s operating system, and delivers them with superior, military-grade security, rich app usage analytics and an exceptional end user experience.
Webinar Featuring Forrester
“The CIO who fails in mobile will lose his job” writes Dan Bieler of Forrester in a recent report. “Mobility is the single most critical tool to support the top strategic business imperatives. In his role as business enabler, the CIO must deliver high quality mobile solutions to his organization or risk being replaced.”
To learn more about Blue Cedar Networks and how the Atlas Platform is helping drive value for customers, please join Blue Cedar for a webinar on Thursday, April 28 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You will also hear more from our guest speaker from Forrester about their key takeaways for mobile-savvy CIOs. To register for the webinar, please visit here.
About Blue Cedar Networks
Blue Cedar Networks was founded on the principle that the app is the optimal control endpoint for the modern organization. The company’s Atlas platform provides
customers with the most secure, scalable, and user-friendly capabilities to safely and seamlessly connect and protect their enterprise apps across the extended enterprise — the user population comprised of employees and non-employees that can drive or derive value from those apps and data. Blue Cedar Networks has more than 150 customers spanning every major industry vertical, including some of the largest banking, wireless and telco, insurance, healthcare and government organizations in the world. More information is available at BlueCedar.com.
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