The cybersecurity firm doubled its workforce in 2018 and has raised
almost $50M in funding to date
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garrison,
the specialist provider of ultra-secure web browsing technology, today
announced the hiring of cybersecurity veteran Colin McKinty, PhD as
General Manager of North America. As GM, McKinty will oversee the
development of Garrison’s North American operations. He will report to
David Garfield, co-founder and CEO of Garrison.
McKinty joins Garrison after spending over 17 years at BAE Systems. Most
recently, McKinty served as VP of Cyber Security Strategy at BAE Systems
and as such was one of the principal driving forces behind the
organization breaking into the Enterprise security market in the
Americas. Across multiple roles within the organization, McKinty spent
nearly two decades working with federal and commercial organizations
helping them to reduce business risk while enhancing security/business
“Garrison is in the perfect position to capitalize on the US market, and
I’m excited by the opportunity to lead that effort,” said McKinty.
“After being at BAE Systems for my entire career, it was going to take
an incredible opportunity for me to leave – the comradery, innovation
and vision at Garrison, as well as the way they approach cybersecurity
was a big factor for me in joining.”
As the risks associated with cybersecurity within the enterprise
continue to rise – expedited by the rise of IoT, AI and 5G – those
within the C suite have taken on a greater role when it comes to making
decisions in regards to security. According to Deloitte, 62 percent of
CEOs cite cybersecurity and technology acquisitions as top priorities.
Garrison’s unique technology enables users to access all content on the
web without any risk of exposing their organization to cyber-attack,
using a revolutionary technique to place a hardware enforced gap at the
most fundamental electronic level between the internet and the
end-user’s device in order to prevent malicious web content from ever
coming into contact with the user or their organization’s IT systems.
“Colin’s experience speaks for itself. What he was able to achieve in
the US market with BAE Systems is something we look forward to him
replicating with Garrison,” said David Garfield, Garrison co-founder &
CEO. “We are excited to have him leading our North American operations
as we continue to expand our presence in that market.”
In the past 12 months, Garrison has more than doubled its staff to
nearly 70 employees, appointed Tudor Brown, former president of ARM to
the Board and expanded its operations to the US. Today its patented
Garrison SAVI®hardware technology is used by employees within global
blue-chip organizations across the banking, insurance, media, telecoms
and legal sectors, as well as by the UK Government.
The company also raised $30m in additional funds from London-based
investors in October of 2018. The round was led by Dawn Capital,
investors in London-based Mimecast, the NASDAQ-listed email security
company that is today valued at $2.1bn, and brings the total raised by
Garrison to more than $50m at prevailing exchange rates, all from
Garrison’s mission is to enable users to click on links and access any
content on the web without risking company security.
Its patented Garrison SAVI® hardware technology provides an ultra-secure
browser so strong that its capable of protecting employees operating
within even the most highly sensitive government environments, whilst
also being affordable for mainstream commercial customers. Employees
across the globe can access even the riskiest Internet content while
keeping sensitive enterprise systems and data fully isolated from that
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in the UK, the business now has a team
of more than 70 and has expanded its operations to the US. Its
technology is used by employees within global blue chip organizations
across the banking, insurance, media, telecoms and legal sectors, as
well as by the UK Government. Garrison is backed by major technology
venture capital investors including Dawn Capital and IP Group.
Find out how Garrison SAVI® works at garrison.com.
Michael Deleo, Kite Hill PR