Creating Visibility In Every Sphere Of Information Exchange

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Backed by a slew of notable investors, Lookout, the mobile security company, was founded on premise that when critical information, such as confidential files, financial reports, images and messages are sent out from a personal or a corporate mobile device, there’s no visibility into where the information goes. Lookout has created security solutions to tackle just this

California-based Lookout, a mobile cybersecurity company, was founded by James Burgess, Kevin Mahaffey and John Hering in 2007. The company was started with the belief that be it a personal or a corporate mobile device, once data in the form of confidential emails, pictures and messages are sent, there is no trace of where the information goes, thus making it prone to risk of theft.

Hence, Lookout tackles these security challenges by offering solutions on two fronts. Firstly, it offers a mobile-first and cloud-first approach to security, ensuring that data is secured not just from malicious attacks. Secondly, on the premise that CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) shouldn’t protect their mobiles from just any one threat, Lookout’s solution offers threat remediation (backed by a decade of R&D), and also offers an effective app-risk solution which operates in compliance with the organization’s regulatory and security policies.

Today, over 100 million devices use Lookout’s endpoint security products, giving it that much insight into the existing and potential risks, threats and vulnerabilities faced by mobile devices. Its (channel and partner) clientele comprises the likes of Microsoft, VMWare, MobileIron, Honeywell and dimension data, to name a few.

Since founding, the company has raised over US $282 million in funding, across eight rounds, from a series of notable investors such as SharesPost Investment Managers, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, Index Ventures and Morgan Stanley, to name a few.


Snapshot

Category: Mobile Security

Founded: 2007

Founders: James Burgess, Kevin Mahaffey and John Hering

Investors: SharesPost Investment Managers, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, Index Ventures and Morgan Stanley, to name a few

Headquarters: California, United States

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