It Takes A Different Mindset

Yesterday’s technology can’t address today’s endpoint and data protection challenges. What is needed is a technology platform that was specifically designed to address these challenges. That is what IONU has developed and is bringing to the market.

A mindset focused on stopping the attack will never create a solution that addresses the real issue, which is making your data is “attack proof”. We assume that attacks will happen. Rather than trying to keep intruders from getting in, we assume they are already in. Other providers are still trying to keep intruders out. A battle they are waging with yesterday’s technology and continually losing. This is supported by all current and forecasted attack trends.

Working with leading information security and IT professionals, IONU has developed a completely different approach to solving the endpoint protection problem that is virtually immune to Zero Day attacks, Man-in-the-middle, key loggers and other methods commonly employed by hackers to get at sensitive corporate data.

We are addressing the problem in a completely novel way. Other providers are still trying to keep intruders out – a battle they are continually losing. This is supported by all current and forecasted attack trends. A mindset focused on stopping the attack will never create a solution that addresses the real issue, which is protecting data once an attack occurs.

We assume that attacks will happen. Rather than trying to keep intruders from getting in, we assume they are already in. Our strategy is to keep your sensitive data from getting out. With our solution, you could even give your password to a hacker and they would not be able to penetrate your infrastructure and steal your data. This is not a vision for something we hope to develop – we can show it to you today.


Our Mission

We are focused solely on one thing, allowing companies to protect their data from the increasing number of cyberattacks.
 We are committed to seeing:

"Every company reaping the benefits of attack proof data"

To do this, we continually advance our security platform, underlying technology and endpoint data protection solutions to ensure that your data is protected everywhere it resides and anywhere it travels.
 


Our Approach

To do this, all information must be encrypted at the file level, and only made accessible to the appropriate users at the appropriate times under the appropriate circumstances. This sounds complicated, but the key to the IONU system is that this happens transparently, behind the scenes, and the average user doesn’t need to think about it and need hardly be aware that IONU is protecting their data. No one else has a solution that can do this. That’s the bottom line.

At the heart of our endpoint security is an integrated environment providing transparent, file-level encryption and data isolation. The combination of encryption and isolation is the only way to deliver the endpoint security required to address the most sophisticated attacks. Transparent encryption is an absolute requirement to provide data protection and usability. Isolation is a combination of technologies that allows only registered and authenticated users to securely access and edit files across an entire business ecosystem while preventing sophisticated attacks from getting at and potentially exporting sensitive information. Our isolation technology is designed specifically to prevent export of data even if the user ecosystem has been compromised by a sophisticated malware attack.


Leadership



Clay Johnson - CEO

Clay has more than 25 years of executive management experience including security systems and solutions, semiconductors, EDA development tools and start-up organizations.

Prior to Co-founding IONU, Clay was the CEO and a Member of the Board of Directors at CPU Technology, Inc. Previously, he spent more than sixteen years at Xilinx in a variety of senior management positions; his last position being the Vice President and General Manager of the General Products Division. 
 


Dave Bennett - CTO

Dave has more than 25 years executive management experience including software and security systems design and development and managing software development and advanced technology organizations.

Prior to co-founding IONU, Dave was Vice President of Software Development at CPU Technology, Inc. Previously Dave was the Vice President of Software Development at Xilinx, Inc. and a co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at NeoCAD. 
 


Kenn Perry - COO

Kenn has more than 20 years of executive management experience including mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, channel and partnership development and operations.

Prior to co-founding IONU, Kenn was the Vice president of Marketing and Product Line Program Management at CPU Technology, Inc., the Managing Director of the Xilinx Colorado and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NeoCAD.   
 


Lou Ryan - Board Member

Lou Ryan is a renowned entrepreneur and business leader with more than twenty-five years experience with technology companies including Borland Corporation, Delrina Corporation, Entercept Technologies and Foundstone Technologies. Lou contributes significant expertise in the areas of strategic planning, sales and marketing, international relations, mergers and acquisition as well as venture and late-stage financing.

Lou is currently the Executive Director for Edegwave and also sits on the boards of Certicom Corporation and Isothermal Systems Research, Inc., and is an advisor to SandHill Capital, SandHill Security and DiamondHead Ventures.   
 


Mark Tonnesen - Advisory Board Member

Mark is a currently a partner at StrataFusion, where he is focused on expanding their CIO/CTO Advisory Practice. Prior to joining StrataFusion, Mark served as the CIO of Electronic Arts where he supported the company transition to an online and mobile gaming platform company with revenues in excess of $1.5B.

Previously, as the CIO at McAfee, Mark's leadership was instrumental in the company's growth into new markets, building world-class teams and growing McAfee's consumer AV infrastructure business to over $1B in revenue.