Tony Huie •
Once I began Twingate with my co-founders Alex and Lior in 2019, our core speculation was that the safe entry downside (aka the “VPN downside”) was greater than only a know-how downside. It was a usability downside.
Alex and I first noticed the facility of treating usability as a first-class citizen once we helped take Dropbox to the enterprise market a decade in the past. Again then, we noticed how the simplicity and ease-of-use of Dropbox may revolutionize outdated workflows and clunky, legacy merchandise like file servers. Once we dug into the safe entry downside, it was clear that the identical patterns existed. There was a decades-old know-how in VPN that was inflicting friction and frustration for end-users and IT groups, however alternate options had been too arduous to undertake. Greater than that, VPNs created structural safety issues that had been leading to huge safety breaches and pressing safety advisories from the NSA.
Over the past 18 months, we’ve assembled a crew uniquely suited to unravel this downside. We paired an engineering crew with deep experience in networking and enormous scale programs, with the product design DNA crucial to construct a product that may be simply deployed by corporations of all sizes. After all, it wasn’t simple. We’ve needed to overcome a lot of attention-grabbing technical hurdles to architect and construct a versatile, high-performance service that “simply works” regardless of the place your customers are (learn extra right here).
The result’s Twingate— the primary zero belief entry answer with the convenience of use and deployment you anticipate from a contemporary know-how product. Since our soft-launch in Could, we’ve been blown away by the suggestions we’ve acquired from customers and prospects everywhere in the world (and even ended up #1 on ProductHunt!). The “Way forward for Work” arrived early attributable to COVID-19, and we’re excited to announce that Twingate has reached basic availability to satisfy this second. In case you’re utilizing a VPN at your organization, Twingate replaces it with a quicker, safer, and easier-to-manage different designed for at the moment’s world of distributed work.
We’re additionally excited to share that we’ve raised $17 million in Collection A funding from main enterprise capital companies WndrCo, 8VC, Inexperienced Bay Ventures, SignalFire, and Dropbox founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. These are buyers we’ve had the pleasure of working with for a decade and so they share our product philosophy.
VPNs had been designed for a bygone period
Company networks had been designed for a world the place everybody labored in an workplace and all of the apps and information had been hosted on-premise. Within the 10% case the place staff traveled or labored from residence, legacy merchandise equivalent to VPNs had been deployed to permit distant work.
At this time, staff work from in all places and anyplace, and the apps and information they want entry to dwell in a number of places and on a number of networks. Legacy instruments like VPN that labored twenty years in the past now end in laggy Zoom calls, sluggish collaboration instruments, and frustration for end-users and IT admins alike.
Extra importantly, these legacy instruments have structural safety vulnerabilities which have led to numerous safety breaches. Over the past 18 months, practically each main company VPN supplier has disclosed a critical vulnerability, and VPNs at the moment are the #2 most typical entry level for ransomware assaults.
The time has come for company VPNs to go the best way of the fax machine.
A contemporary different designed for at the moment’s world
We designed Twingate to make entry to your organization’s personal assets and networks easy, quick, and safe. With Twingate, you get usability and safety for everybody in your organization:
- For IT admins, we’ve invested a ton of vitality in making Twingate simple to deploy. IT groups had been already stretched skinny when the pandemic hit. Twingate alleviates the heavy burden of securing your distant employees with a seamless deployment course of designed to take quarter-hour or much less. Twingate deploys over your present community to reduce change administration and integrates along with your present identification supplier to simplify consumer administration.
- For end-users, Twingate works within the background with out the necessity for fixed babysitting. Our apps intelligently segregate visitors earlier than it leaves your system and straight routes connections to the correct vacation spot. The result’s a quick web expertise to your distant employees and no extra dropped Zoom calls.
- For safety groups, Twingate makes shifting to a “zero belief” safety mannequin accessible. With all of the hype surrounding the “why” of zero belief, we consider not sufficient consideration is targeted on the “how” of that mannequin. With out easing the friction, zero belief tasks inevitably stall. With Twingate, zero belief ideas like steady authorization, least-privilege entry, and visibility are constructed natively into the product.
Our crew labored obsessively to make Twingate a strictly higher different to your organization’s VPN – simpler to arrange, simpler to handle, and simpler to make use of whereas considerably up-leveling your safety posture.
Don’t simply take our phrase for it
We’ve been humbled by the chance to companion with a implausible group of early prospects who’re a few of the fastest-growing corporations of their industries.
…and we’re simply getting began!
Strive Twingate at the moment
The world is being re-wired for distant & distributed work. We’re serving to corporations re-wire their inner networks for this actuality.
Give Twingate a attempt without spending a dime. You’ll love how simple it’s.