GreatHorn footage the Nice horned owl in its emblem, piggybacking on that chook of prey’s exceptional imaginative and prescient and searching capability to evoke the corporate’s personal potential to guard e mail from phishing and different cyber-assaults.

GreatHorn founders Kevin O’Brien, left, and Ray Wallace.Courtesy GreatHorn

Based mostly within the cloud, GreatHorn says it may be deployed and operational in lower than 5 minutes, utilizing a proprietary dataset constructed from an evaluation of lots of of million of threats to stop e mail assaults from turning into breaches.

Kevin O’Brien, co-founder and CEO of GreatHorn defined that right now corporations not often have servers.

“Meaning e mail servers at the moment are within the cloud, “ O’Brien stated. “Hackers know this. As we speak over ninety % of cybersecurity assaults contain e-mail assaults.”

O’Brien breaks down the world of safety threats to a number of classes. White hats, he says, are technologically expert individuals inside the corporate. Gray hats use methods they discovered as criminals to assist corporations.

Hacktivists wreak havoc for political or philosophical causes.

“These guys aren’t simply pure criminals or vandals, however they’re nonetheless breaking the regulation,” O’Brien stated.

Then there are the pure criminals and vandals, who’re the “most scary,” says O’Brien.

“Take a look at what occurs when main web worms take down hospitals,” O’Brien stated. “Probably the most harmful are huge, headline-grabbing assaults.”

The Experian breach, for instance, through which private knowledge was resold on the darkish net.

“It’s a good way to generate profits that’s onerous to hint,” O’Brien stated. “It does create a frightening state of affairs.”

GreatHorn Co-Founder Raymond Wallace, whom O’Brien has recognized for nearly 25 years, is chief technical officer of the corporate, a “sensible, genius-degree technologist,” in O’Brien’s estimation.

“A lot of the patents we maintain are based mostly on issues he’s achieved,” O’Brien stated.

An actual assault GreatHorn recognized lately.Courtesy GreatHorn

Safety threats are shifting on the velocity of the cloud, and corporations want the facility of Greathorn’s know-how to maintain up, in response to O’Brien.

So far, GreatHorn has raised $10 million in enterprise capital and is in its third consecutive yr of triple digit income progress. O’Brien doesn’t disclose income, however says, “We’re a multimillion-greenback firm.”

GreatHorn is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. By the top of this yr, O’Brien, 36, expects to have 50 staff within the Boston space.

Most of GreatHorn’s shoppers don’t’ need to be recognized, “for apparent causes,” says O’Brien, however embrace a serious quick meals firm, in addition to main gamers in publishing and monetary providers. O’Brien is ready to determine three corporations utilizing GreatHorn’s cloud-based mostly e mail safety platform.

The primary is Hersha Resorts and Resorts, representing the actual property arm of Hersha Hospitality Administration, which incorporates names like Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott.

“Their motels are on-line and utilizing e mail,” O’Brien stated. “GreatHorn protects your info once you journey, checking in or testing. That’s delicate knowledge. They’ve been utilizing GreatHorn for years, deployed throughout the nation.”

The second firm is MuleSoft, a West Value tech firm, based mostly in San Francisco, which supplies integration software program.

“They have been acquired in Might of final yr by Salesforce for $6.5 billion, one of many largest offers ever for Salesforce,” O’Brien stated. “We’ve got labored with MuleSoft since virtually the founding of the corporate. They acknowledged early on that they have been a goal.”

The third shopper O’Brien identifies is a nonprofit referred to as Charity: water, which supplies consuming water for individuals in 24 creating nations, benefitting eight million individuals worldwide.

“They might have their decide of any vendor, however they selected GreatHorn,” O’Brien stated.