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DEMO: Embria delivers 'big brother' view for corporate IT

Embria is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Embria, which develops software to help IT professionals manage what’s going on in their company’s network, launched a new version of its software at the DEMO Spring 2011 conference today.

The software, called Violin, serves as a “big brother” for the enterprise. It lets IT professionals within a company monitor everything that is passing through the company’s network and manage it. That means IT professionals can stop any rogue confidential information flying through email or keep employees from spending all their time on a news aggregation site like Reddit — instead of getting their work done.

The service also includes some collaboration tools that help employees interact with each other — such as chat services and file-sharing services. Again, IT professionals can manage all the information that is flying through the collaboration service to make sure everything remains secure. Embria’s Violin software basically slides into a company’s network to give IT professionals a chance to monitor the collaboration service in real time.

The company also introduced two new versions of its Violin management software last year — risk management and human resources.

Embria has raised $1 million from family and friends and from the company’s founders. It was founded in 2004 and has eight employees. The company is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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