About Us

DAtAnchor: Dedicated to Protecting Your Data & Reputation During a Breach

DAtAnchor, Inc. is based in Columbus, Ohio. The founder and CEO, Emre Koksal, has a PhD from MIT and is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ohio State. In conjunction with his time at MIT Lincoln Labs, he helped build Sycamore Networks Intelligent Optical Transport Node. He also has several patents/technologies being commercialized by other companies. DAtAnchor’s Board has taken several cybersecurity and technology companies public, such as Barracuda Networks and Infinera, and sold companies to SAP, Dell, Cisco, and Oracle among others.

 

Our Investors

C. Emre Koksal, PhD

Founder and CEO
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Hari V. Indukuri

Co-Founder and Chief Architect
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Mike Hughes

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Bill Baumel

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Eric Flecher

Product Manager
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Damodar Yekkuluri

Senior Developer
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Roman Makhov

Senior Developer
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Phani Kemisetty

Senior Developer
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You will truly experience the vibrant startup environment, yet benefit from the possibilities of the corporation. We expect our developers to shape the product as opposed to merely follow the routines of the development of a narrow and well-defined task. DAtAnchor provides visa support for foreign citizens who share our entrepreneurial spirit.

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What Does DAtAnchor Do?

PROBLEM/OPPORTUNITY

In order to ensure against data loss, businesses traditionally restrict user access to applications and files to a selected trusted circle of employees. Once access is granted, the data is free to travel as requested by the user. This data protection method does not guard against bad actors, who gain access to systems, nor does it prevent the nearly 70% of employees that leave a company with data. The main reason is that, in the current paradigm, authentication passes on the ownership of data. As a result, organizations cannot control or protect the data that goes outside of their scope.

PRODUCT/SOLUTION

DAtAnchor is a technology, enabling file-protection and control, seamless to the end users. With DAtAnchor, security requirements travel with the file wherever it may go, regardless of email, document management system, cloud, application platform or whether the file was taken on a USB drive. It works by attaching security requirements, or “Anchors”, to the file itself rather than placing unrestricted files in a secure folder or location. These Anchors are a set of boundary requirements for access that must be met in order to unlock the file from military-grade encryption. Examples of Anchors can include organizational requirements such as groups or roles and/or geo location parameters such company Wi-Fi proximity, proximity to the user’s mobile phone or IoT device for two-factor authentication. This security process is made completely transparent to the end user such that sharing of data between authorized parties is easily and safely facilitated without the worry of data loss as data in transit, use and at rest remains encrypted. Users change nothing in the way they work and use applications.

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