Smartlockr raises capital to bolster email data security


Smartlockr, a people-centric data security provider, has received an investment as it looks to grow internationally.

The size of the investment was not disclosed, but was backed by Round2 Capital, NextGen Ventures 2, and Security of Things Fund.

With the capital, the Dutch CyberTech company plans to grow internationally, and bolster the development of its technology.

The CyberTech company offers an easy-to-use platform for organisations to prevent data leaks of sensitive information.

Smartlockr is attempting to solve the human error in communications, which it claims is the main cause of preventable data breaches. It claims the issue is largely a result of firms forgetting about user-friendly experiences with cybersecurity.

Due to this, Smartlockr combines technical innovation with a people-centric approach, making it easy for users to share data and not make mistakes.

Smartlockr CEO Hans de Graaf said, “Smartlockr makes the users become the strongest asset in preventing data breaches thanks to our user-friendly approach.

“To guarantee this user-centric approach, companies can customize how Smartlockr works for them, as a background service or as an interactive plug-in. And the users won’t experience a big change in how they are currently working, so Smartlockr has a huge adoption rate which results in a massive decrease in the number of data leaks.”

The platform is GDPR compliant and can integrate with any device or email client, including Outlook, Gmail and other email services.

Users can set notification for all sensitive information being sent, implement extra checks on recipients and files before sending, and track and block emails as needed.

Round2 managing partner Stefan Nagel added, “Any user-centric security solution depends on compliance, which in turn is predicated on usability. Based on this, we see large potential for the Smartlockr product in the space and are eager to join forces with the company to the next steps for their next growth phase.”

Another email CyberTech company raised funds last week. Sublime, which claims to be the first open email security platform that lets anyone write, run and share rules to detect and block email-originated threats, raised $9.8m.

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