I have recently taken on the role of product manager at Covata, a start up company that is developing a suite of products that have a unique approach to protecting data. At the core of our product suite is the Secure Objects SDK which can be used to develop applications that make use of Secure Objects to protect content at the data level.
The SDK can be used to manage encryption keys and specify originator controls for restricting access to content that is in motion, at rest, or in use. The demand for these capabilities are becoming more apparent as employees adopt cloud services such as Dropbox for sharing files or use corporate email on their personal iPhones or Android devices.
The SDK has been integrated into our own product line of Secure Envelope applications for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Supporting all of these platforms is a real challenge for the development team, but they have done an amazing job in demonstrating the versatility of the SDK for cross-platform development. We have been attracting a lot of talented developers, and it is great to be working with a bunch of really smart people. We do take our hiring seriously, and all candidates have to pass a coding challenge as part of the interview process.
The year ahead is going to be an exciting time for us at Covata. We’ve got a lot planned on our roadmap for 2013, and we can’t wait to ship new products to our customers. Please follow the Covata blog to learn more about the upcoming product releases.