Bateman Group Expands Security Practice with Addition of Data Security Innovator Protegrity USA, Inc.

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Bateman Group announces the addition of Protegrity USA, Inc. to its growing security practice.

Bateman Group, an integrated public relations and social media communications firm, today announced that Protegrity USA, Inc., a leader in end-to-end data security solutions based in Stamford, Conn., has selected the Bateman Group to serve as the company’s PR and social media agency of record, effective immediately. Bateman Group triumphed in a highly competitive review of several qualified technology-focused PR firms located throughout the Boston, Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley markets.

Bateman Group’s comprehensive service offerings have been customized to support Protegrity’s objectives for corporate market positioning, customer acquisition and revenue generation. Programs will include day-to-day strategic communications counsel; messaging, industry analyst relations; business, trade and vertical media outreach; and social media strategy. Bateman Senior Vice President Bill Bourdon and Account Manager Shannon Walsh, both based in the firm’s San Francisco headquarters, will lead a bi-coastal account team based in both San Francisco and Boston.

“Protegrity competes in a rapidly changing market and it was crucial that we have the right Public Relations firm to support our growth,” said Kyle Pond, VP of Sales Operations and Business Development, Protegrity USA, Inc. “Choosing the right communications partner was a very important decision as we expand into new verticals and markets. We closely reviewed several firms and ultimately chose Bateman Group because of their genuine understanding of the IT security landscape, creative ideas and results-oriented strategies.”

“Bateman Group specializes in integrated communications and social media communications programs for technology and consumer companies viewed as being disruptive to their markets,” said Bill Bourdon, SVP, Bateman Group. “In our due diligence, Protegrity and its innovative solutions have been recognized by industry analysts as having the potential to turn the data security and regulatory compliance market on its ear.”

About Protegrity USA, Inc.
Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Protegrity provides high performance, infinitely scalable, end-to-end data security solutions that protect sensitive information across the enterprise from the point of acquisition to deletion. The company’s award winning software products span a variety of data protection methods, including end-to-end encryption, tokenization, masking and monitoring and are backed by several important data protection technology patents. Currently, more than 200 enterprise customers worldwide rely on Protegrity’s comprehensive data security solutions to enable compliance for PCI-DSS, HIPAA and other data security requirements while protecting their sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. For more information, please log on to

About Bateman Group
Bateman Group is an award-winning integrated public relations and social media communications agency founded in 2004 around a compelling vision — to make a bigger market impact for a smaller, more select group of companies. In the last two years, Bateman Group was recognized as one of the “Best Boutique Agencies to Work For” in the U.S. by The Holmes Report and hailed as “One of Silicon Valley’s top-tier tech agencies” by PR WEEK, two of the industry’s leading trade publications. The firm is currently headquartered in San Francisco with additional consultants in New York City and Boston. For more information, please visit the website at or the blog Bateman Banter at

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