CloudLock, Inc., a Waltham-based ISV, is cloud security subsidiary of Cisco Systems that focuses on providing enterprise class security solutions for data in the cloud. Formerly known as Aprigo, CloudLock was the result of a strategic pivot away from on-premises security solutions to a specialised focus on its current, cloud-based product offering. Following successful Series A, B, and C rounds of funding, the company has raised $28.2 million in venture capital from , , and . On August 1, 2016, Cisco completed the acquisition of CloudLock.
CloudLock was originally founded under the name Aprigo in 2007 by its three co-founders, Gil Zimmermann, Tsahy Shapsa and Ron Zalkind who met while serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. In March 2008, Aprigo raised $3 million in Series A funding from Israeli VC Firm, Cedar Fund. In April 2011, Aprigo shed its on-premises data management product and re-branded itself as CloudLock, shifting focus to its enterprise cloud solution amid growing trends in cloud data storage. In March 2012, CloudLock raised $8.7 million of Series B venture capital funding from existing investor Cedar Fund and new investor, Ascent Venture Partners. In January 2014, CloudLock raised $16.5 million of Series C venture capital funding, led by Bessemer Venture Partners along with existing investors.
In 2011, Gartner Research named CloudLock a Cool Vendor in the cloud security space.
In 2014, Forrester Research published research that stated, "In addition to salesforce.com support, CloudLock is the most notable search and investigation tool for Google Apps, often included in Google’s pre-sales process with larger prospects that demand a level of visibility upfront."
On June 28, 2016, Cisco announced its intent to acquire CloudLock and the acquisition was completed on August 1st, 2016.
CloudLock provides security solutions for public cloud platforms such as Google Apps and Salesforce, focused on compliance, audit response, and governance. In February 2014, CloudLock announced a cloud encryption solution (Selective Encryption) that works on a platform API level to protect sensitive data in these environments, without any gateway, agent, or proxy requirements.