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[June 27, 2017]

Dispel Named a 2017 Gartner Cool Vendor in Unified Communications

NEW YORK, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dispel, a leader in secure collaborative systems and software-defined perimeters, today announced it has been selected as a 2017 Gartner Cool Vendor in Unified Communications (May 11, 2017, Mike Fasciani, Bern Elliot, Steve Blood, Tom Eagle, Adam Preset). Dispel offers a comprehensive suite of simple, secure products for all workers at companies of any size seeking to protect intellectual property and material activity; secure networks against monitoring and intrusion; and prevent downtime from attacks such as DDoS and ransomware. In addition to industries facing cyberattacks, Dispel provides collaboration and data products for employees in volatile geopolitical regions.

According to Gartner, "The shift to cloud-based videoconferencing services has been a major theme in the unified communications and collaboration (UCC) space for the past few years, and momentum in that direction continues to build. As large global enterprises, government agencies and financial services market segments consider following this trend, they often ask whether it puts them at greater security risk."

"Companies are seeking novel, proven technologies to secure their data worldwide without compromising productivity," said Ethan Schmertzler, CEO of Dispel. "We are extremely pleased to be recognized as a 2017 Cool Vendor by Gartner, because we believe it acknowledges the fundamental shift in demand by industry for secure platforms that are easy to use, and immune to traditional attack vectors. Dispel offers customers a truly unique and simple solution for global collaboration that workers prefer to use."

Gartner states in the Cool Vendor report, "With cyberattack security concerns on the rise, application leaders for unified communications (UC) are demanding security competencies when selecting cloud-based conferencing providers."

Dispel is an easy-to-use communications platform that creates highly secure, private enclaves for information exchanges. Dispel creates interoperable voice, video, messaging, file sharing, and design applications inside Reconnaissance Resistant Networks; mitigating the threat of corporate espionage and cyberattacks—keeping company infomation secret and secured. 

Reconnaissance Resistant Networks ("RRNs") are a proprietary class of software-defined perimeter introduced by Dispel in 2014. RRNs can be deployed in under 30 minutes by an average non-technical user; easily integrate with third party systems; and provide a traceless, encrypted, scalable network within which a company can operate. For video conferences that last minutes, to data exchanges lasting months, Dispel allows workers to collaborate in high-speed, cloud-based environments accessible from any device. When a session ends and data preservation is complete, the secure enclave is destroyed, improving security and lowering costs by eliminating the need for maintenance, updates, or manual configuration. 

According to Gartner, "The unified communications (UC) landscape has evolved during the past few years, due to global market trends such as increased automation through artificial intelligence (AI), web-service-based consumption, heightened awareness of security vulnerabilities, and the massive expansion of connected devices. These trends have converged to create an opportunity for companies to enable their employees and customers to securely engage and collaborate in new ways — from anywhere, at any time, using any device, in any application."

Gartner recommends companies "choose a conferencing service provider focused on security capabilities, rather than a general purpose conferencing provider, when the risk and cost of a potential cyberattack is high."

Dispel pioneered the development and remains the sole provider of Reconnaissance Resistant Networks, giving companies and institutions of any size the ability to use the applications and services they already enjoy, from the devices they prefer, with transparent and minimal latency security.

Dispel solutions include:

  • Dispel data rooms, video conferencing, messaging, VoIP telephony, virtual desktops, and VPN products.
  • Dispel Cloud Provisioning for custom resource deployment within RRNs; providing intelligent virtual machine orchestration across six major cloud providers and on on-premises hardware.
  • Integrations: Dispel for Apple macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, Polycom, and more.
  • Device support for IoT, hardware, and legacy endpoints.

For more information, Gartner subscribers can download Gartner's Cool Vendors in Unified Communications, 2017 report published on May 11, 2017 including their full comments on Dispel here. Or, visit the Dispel website to learn more about Dispel.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Dispel
Dispel is a U.S. cyberdefense firm specializing in encrypted, traceless, disassociative communication and collaboration systems to insulate equipment, teams, individuals, and datasets from state-level, criminal, and hacktivist cyberattacks and observation.

Media Contact
Ben Burke
Email: press@dispel.io

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