Ionic Security raised $9.4 million dollars in an add-on to its first round of funding today in the hopes of bringing data protection to the foreground.
The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers with participation from TechOperators and existing investors Ken Levine and Dr. Paul Judge.
KPCB’s security-focused investor Ted Schlein will join the company’s board.
Ionic Security promises to deliver on some big requests from IT professionals and chief security officers. It focuses on protecting data, saying that using this products enables your employees to share data with people outside of your company under “special conditions.” For example, you can set up specific locations or times that individuals can access data. It would also let you watch the authentication process, managing your employee’s app login credentials on your own terms.
This counts for data in the cloud, on mobile, or an custom applications. They call it the Fusion platform and claim you won’t need to use a proxy or VPN for any of it.
The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Atlanta. It was originally called Social Fortress, which, sorry, guys, we think is an awesome name. Overall, Ionic Security says it has taken on “over $12 million” in funding since its launch.