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|Company size (employees)||10 to 49|
|Headquarters Region||North America|
Atakama is the pioneer in multifactor encryption, founded in 2017 by a team of entrepreneurs, engineers, and cryptographers with a vision to challenge the status quo of data security. In just over six years, the company has realized this vision by applying the best-in-class security mechanisms seen in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency world – where the best-in-class security mechanisms distribute pieces of data across numerous devices. The concept is similar to having a paper password and splitting it across a dozen safe deposit boxes: it’s inherently far more difficult to attack.
Atakama’s decentralized, multifactor approach to cryptographic key management delivers unrivaled data protection by redefining the encryption landscape, protecting organizations from data exfiltration even when all rules-based access controls fail. Eliminating central points of attack and central points of failure, the distributed key management system removes the conventional trade-off between data security and accessibility, empowering security practitioners and end-users alike to realize true data protection and unimpeded business performance.
Atakama’s innovative, purpose-driven leadership and strong company culture has contributed to outstanding long-term employee retention rates, with the team of engineers at the company’s creation, almost without exception, the team in place today. Driven by the belief that the highest value assets and data deserve the best possible security, Atakama’s dedicated core group of talented individuals continue to lead the charge in eliminating data exfiltration through multifactor encryption, securing critical data for organizations worldwide.
Atakama’s customer base has dramatically increased, with the company experiencing a 460% year-on-year growth in customer count since 2020. Among the many organizations relying on Atakama to protect critical data is the United States Department of Defense, the largest US foodservice distribution cooperative, and a $95 billion-dollar global leader in access control solutions.
• Atakama is the pioneer in multifactor encryption, enabling unrivaled data protection through distributed cryptographic key management. It leverages advanced encryption technologies and the processing power of computers and mobile devices together to deliver peerless file-level security without sacrificing productivity.
• Atakama is driven by a dedicated core team of entrepreneurs, engineers, and cryptographers who have been at the helm of the company since its inception.
• In 2022, Atakama achieved 10 x annualized revenue and expanded its footprint across multiple verticals and geographic markets protecting the data of numerous industry-leading organizations across financial services, manufacturing, legal, banking, higher education, government, food services, and more.