Avecto sees North American sales surge by 67%

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Spikes in both revenue and headcount for software firm following US expansion


Endpoint security software firm, Avecto has announced phenomenal growth in North America with revenue up 67% in the region year on year.

The company, with global headquarters in Manchester, England significantly expanded its operations in North America with the relocation of its office from Cambridge to larger premises at Assembly Row, Somerville. The move allowed Avecto to create more jobs, with headcount across North America up 75% in the past 12 months.

The latest results have been supported by huge demand for Avecto’s Defendpoint security software, the first and only software of its kind to combine the core capabilities of privilege management, application control and content isolation to stop cyber attacks. Avecto’s software protects over 8 million end users, including many of America’s biggest brands.

In December 2015, Avecto secured a $49 million minority investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm based in Baltimore.

Paul Kenyon, co-founder and co-CEO of Avecto said:

“From day one we knew how important it was to establish a footprint in North America.”

“We feel like we’re really just at the start of our journey here and over the next few years we have even more ambitious growth plans. A significant part of this will be continued investment in our people and in growing our talented US workforce as we take the benefits of Defendpoint s to even more organizations.”

Avecto is actively recruiting in America with a number of open positions available to view at avecto.com/careers.


About Avecto:
Avecto is a global security software company. Its innovative endpoint security solution, Defendpoint, is a multi-layered prevention engine that stops cyber attacks. It takes a proactive approach to preventing malware, uniquely combining three core capabilities of privilege management, application whitelisting and content isolation. Defendpoint protects over 6 million endpoints at many of the world’s biggest brands, ensuring that strong security never comes at the expense of usability.

About Defendpoint:
Defendpoint by Avecto is a multi-layered prevention engine that stops cyber attacks at the endpoint. Its unique and proactive approach makes prevention possible, integrating three core capabilities of privilege management, application control and content isolation. This innovative solution allows organizations to balance security and usability, ensuring user experience is never compromised.

It allows you to create a solid security foundation by focusing on the application layer of the endpoint security stack. Automatically isolate applications working with untrusted content to protect data and critical resources. Pragmatic application control rules ensure only known and trusted applications are allowed to run on the endpoint, and block the unknown with comprehensive exception-handling. Remove admin rights and assign privileges to tasks to mitigate attacks that hit the operating system.

Defendpoint takes a proactive approach to defending the endpoint when antimalware fails.

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