December 1, 2023

Britive, a Glendale-based cloud id safety firm, is safeguarding its expertise and platform with a latest patent award. Britive focuses on automating safety and entry administration of cloud knowledge, and serving to corporations monitor and management knowledge entry throughout a number of cloud providers from one portal. Its platform manages greater than 3.5 million cloud identities and is utilized by such corporations as The Hole Inc., Toyota Motor Corp. and Forbes.

Artwork Poghosyan, the corporate’s chief govt and co-founder, mentioned the patent award will give its group, clients and traders extra confidence in Britive’s expertise. Its platform makes use of just-in-time entry and 0 standing privilege practices to make sure knowledge safety and security. The 2 confirm who’s trying to entry a enterprise’s knowledge and evaluating the context of why they’re requesting entry. Entry is granted if the given scenario justifies it and is then revoked when the consumer’s job is completed, or after a sure period of time set by the proprietor. Britive additionally offers a single dashboard for corporations to handle all of the clouds they could have info and knowledge on, as many companies unfold their knowledge throughout a number of clouds.

“I believe the patent additionally actually indicators to different expertise gamers within the house that the world of expertise is altering quick, and you actually must have one thing distinctive and related for this new world in the present day,” Poghosyan mentioned. “The innovation on this house is continuous to occur and can proceed to occur. Britive now could be a reputation that’s within the firm of many different innovators. If nothing else, (the patent) is a badge of honor.”

Britive reported its year-over-year income development from 2021 to 2022 was above 300% and it’s concentrating on triple-digit development this yr. Britive’s expertise is software program as a service and is obtainable on a subscription foundation, with the associated fee decided by the variety of customers and variety of platforms being managed.

Poghosyan co-founded the corporate in 2018 with Alex Gudanis and Sameer Hiremath, and the three founders filed a patent utility quickly after launching Britive’s platform in 2020. Gudanis handed away in 2021, and Hiremath now serves as senior vp of product and common supervisor. Poghosyan mentioned that the approval course of took considerably longer than he anticipated, even contemplating that the applying was filed throughout the top of the Covid-19 pandemic. He mentioned that whereas the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace finally agreed on the patentability of Britive’s expertise, it was a “fairly rigorous course of.”

“I believe it was actually about how the patent workplace and technical consultants have been making an attempt to know this expertise versus a few of the current patents, as a result of on the floor there’s numerous technical jargon and terminology,” Poghosyan mentioned. “It appeared related (to different patents) however with us constantly offering the technical context … on why it’s distinctive and progressive and nothing like this exists but, we have been capable of persuade them and so they bought on board.”

Britive beforehand closed a $20.5 million collection B funding spherical in March, led by Pelion Enterprise Companions. Poghosyan mentioned that it could think about an extra funding spherical down the highway however is at present “well-funded.” Britive plans to do some hiring via the following yr and discover new methods to fulfill buyer wants.

“I believe one course we’re seeing very clearly begin to emerge is wants across the (safety of information) in knowledge warehouse applied sciences,” Poghosyan mentioned. “In order that’s one very fascinating space we’re seeking to work on (extra carefully) in 2024.”