Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, CloudLock is the cloud data security company that enables control of data while gaining the collaboration and cost savings benefits of the cloud.
CloudLock is focused on data. Laser focused. We have worked with thousands of customers to help them manage their data both on-premise and in the cloud. We’re enabling security conscious IT departments to leverage the cloud without sacrificing the control points and visibility they need to ensure the security of one of every organization’s most valuable assets: its data.
CloudLock’s enterprise-class products are directly integrated with cloud application providers and are immediately available at a fraction of the cost. There’s nothing to install, maintain, or patch, they are pure IT management applications in the cloud, for the cloud.
CloudLock’s solutions not only provide the functionality and control that IT needs, but also delivers robust end-user facing benefits that embolden business users to better manage their data and their groups data without requiring assistance from IT. This puts the power of data ownership and control back in the hands of the data owners and business leaders.
Gil Zimmermann, CEO and Co-Founder
Prior to founding CloudLock, he was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) at Cedar Fund. Gil has over 16 years of experience in the IT systems and storage markets and an extensive background in building high growth businesses, both domestically and internationally. He has held key business positions in both small and large companies (Backweb, Sun Microsystems, EMC Corporation), beginning his career in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) with several technology leadership positions in the Military Intelligence Elite Computer Projects Unit.
Gil has a High-Tech MBA from Northeastern University, and holds a double major BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University, and is a graduate of MAMRAM (Israeli Defense Forces’s elite software engineering program).
Gil is the organizer of the Boston branch of TechAviv.com, the world’s largest group of Israel-related entrepreneurs, executives and investors helping advance Israeli startups.
Ron Zalkind, CTO and Co-Founder
Prior to founding CloudLock, he was Director of Product Management at Interwise (acquired by AT&T), and held varied Engineering Management positions in Private and Military sectors such as the Israeli Air Force Software Development unit, where he worked on the development of mission critical intelligence systems. Ron has over 16 years of experience building complex software systems and product platforms.
Ron has a BA in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and is a graduate of MAMRAM (Elite software developer program at IDF Computer & Technology Unit)
Tsahy Shapsa, VP of Sales & Marketing and Co-Founder
Prior to founding CloudLock, he held various business and technology management roles with companies like Sun Microsystems and Network Appliance, both domestically and internationally.
Tsahy is the founder and organizer of the Boston Cloud Services meetup with over 220 members, as well as the Boston Amazon Web Services meetup.
Tsahy served in the Israeli Prime Minister’s office as a security team leader. As an Officer in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Tsahy held various combat leadership positions.
Tsahy holds a double major BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.
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