Editor’s note: I first met Trusona via the Security Innovation Network (SINET) and later thanks to Evan Weisel of W2Comm I was treated to an in person demo and discussion with CEO Ori Eisen while at Blackhat. This solution is smart, effective, and incredibly simple for users and the enterprise IT team. Was glad to read the press release below and wanted to share it with you. – bg
Trusona Secures $20 Million in Series C Funding Led by Georgian Partners
Pioneering Leader of Passwordless Authentication to Use Funds to Address Soaring Demand for Its Enterprise Solutions
Scottsdale, AZ – January 14, 2020 – Trusona, the leader in passwordless multi-factor authentication technology, today announced that it has secured $20 million in additional financing led by growth equity firm Georgian Partners. Prior investors including Kleiner Perkins, M12, OurCrowd and Seven Peaks Ventures also participated in the round. Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, joined this round as a strategic investor.
Trusona offers the world’s first fully passwordless authentication technology that enables organizations to greatly reduce their attack surface and mitigate virtually all risk associated with compromised credential attacks. The company is seeing unprecedented demand from enterprises that want to move away from traditional, password-based solutions with the primary driver being that compromised credentials are utilized in over 80 percent of all breaches. As seen almost daily in news headlines, even two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions that rely on usernames and passwords as the first factor authentication are vulnerable and ineffective.
“This round of funding will not only help us meet the growth in demand for our passwordless authentication solutions, but will also support new breakthrough innovations and our ability to continue supporting the large enterprise clients we’ve partnered with, providing the broadest enterprise-wide offering for passwordless authentication,” said Ori Eisen, Founder and CEO at Trusona. “We are on a mission to make the online world a safer place by turning usernames and passwords into memories and eliminating compromised credentials, the most commonly exploited tool used in breaches from the bad guys’ toolkit”.
“Trusona is leading the movement to remove passwords,” said Justin LaFayette, Managing Partner at Georgian Partners. “We’re excited to partner with Ori and join a world-class team on their mission to change the way the world authenticates.”
“Trusona gave us a lot more confidence in our security posture,” said Alex Manea, CSO and VP Product at Georgian Partners. “Their passwordless authentication solution protects us against public data breaches and phishing attacks. I’m impressed with how easy it was is to deploy and how seamless they’ve made the user experience.”
“We are seeing increasing demand for passwordless authentication because of how it simplifies and improves the user login experience,” said Rick McConnell, president and general manager, Web division, Akamai. “Trusona’s unique approach complements what Akamai does to register and manage customer identities, allowing our customers to offer great online experiences while reducing fraud and achieving compliance with growing regulatory requirements.”
“By 2022, Gartner predicts that 60% of large and global enterprises, and 90% of midsize enterprises, will implement passwordless methods in more than 50% of use cases — up from 5% in 2018,” says Ant Allan, Vice President Analyst at Gartner.
Trusona, the pioneering leader of passwordless MFA for enterprises, secures the identity behind every digital interaction. The company’s solutions provide a complete alternative to usernames and passwords, making authentication more secure and more convenient across all enterprise use cases. Organizations in financial services, healthcare, higher education, media and more, trust Trusona for omni-channel authentication across any digital asset. Trusona is leading the passwordless revolution where there are no passwords to be created, remembered, managed or compromised. Trusona is funded by Georgian Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Akamai, Microsoft Ventures, Seven Peaks Ventures and 2M. For more information, please visit www.trusona.com.
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