Gartner names Adeya as a Sample Vendor in not one, not two, but THREE Hype Cycle reports
Every new technology or innovation goes through several stages. In the beginning, there is an initial sense of optimism, as the first understanding of what could be achieved, the use cases the solutions could be applied to, are realised. This gives way to realism, if not an outright backlash, as shortcomings are identified and opposing views, not always objective, push back.
If the technology can withstand this and can truly achieve what it set out to do, then it might just achieve mainstream acceptance. Of course, many solutions do not manage this, and either never fulfil their potential, or are discarded and forgotten about.
It’s a fascinating process, and one that many have sought to track in order to understand what product categories have to go through in order to break out and achieve success. One of the most respected applications of this process is the Gartner Hype Cycle, which looks at the typical maturity and adoption patterns of technologies and products, providing a deeper level of insight into the evolution of the different categories and showcasing how they are relevant to solving real business problems for companies.
It also includes what are termed Sample Vendors, businesses that reflect technological progression related to the theme of the Hype Cycle. While not a straight endorsement, they do highlight the work of those businesses standing out in that sector or field.
It’s no wonder then that we’re delighted to be named as a Sample Vendor in the latest Gartner Hype Cycles for Endpoint Security, Data Security and Privacy. It comes at a time when our secure collaboration platform is finding ever greater acceptance amongst enterprises wrestling with the challenges of COVID-19 and the remote working era it has thrust upon so many of us.
For us, there are clear reasons why businesses are turning to us for each area:
- Secure endpoint perimeter
We use a combination of operating system-specific security measures, as well as proprietary approaches for separate database and file encryption methods, to secure all data stored in the application with at-rest encryption. This includes files and databases for contact lists, history, and text messages. In fact, the application’s code is hardened, protecting from reverse engineering and hacking.
We’re doing this because we know it’s the right thing to do. Many consumer-grade messaging apps have enjoyed tremendous growth in the last few months, but popularity does not equal security. In addition to the lack of enterprise-grade features, these solutions are rarely a defensible choice in the event of a security incident.
- Data secured, no matter where it is
When we say military-grade data encryption, we mean it. We adhere to the highest data security standards, including AES-256 encryption, logs, and administrative controls. Our products are vetted, trusted, and used within the defense industry and by government institutions because our attention to seamless data security is our number one priority.
All of Adeya’s communication and collaboration platforms offer best-in-class encryption, with both end-to-end (E2E) and at-rest encryption for all texts, messages, voice calls, shared files, notes, and contacts within our data security solutions.
It’s no wonder that enterprises in both regulated and non-regulated industries are looking to adopt our secure instant communications solutions, whether it’s for compliance purposes or simply to enhance their protection in a world of decentralised working.
- Absolute privacy
Switzerland has one of the strongest and most comprehensive data protection regimes in the world. Outsider access to private data is strictly controlled and, in most cases, prohibited. We take data security extremely seriously and have developed our data security solutions to be configurable and secure when in use. We do not retain data at rest or in transit. That means only authorised users view that information. Many providers rely on monetising data to sell to third parties or running advertising, but we are anti-Big Data, and have made user privacy our priority.
Peace of mind in a disrupted market
We are all living through a time of immense disruption. With little end in sight to our enforced remote working experiment, businesses cannot wait for life to go back to normal – they have to be able to operate as is, and that means being able to secure their operations, no matter where they’re working. The Gartner Hype Cycle reports are helping companies do that, by giving them a clear guide as to where technology is in its maturity curve, and we are delighted to be recognised for our efforts in helping enterprises make the most of the current situation while remaining completely secure.