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Iboss (company)

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iboss is a cybersecurity firm based in Boston.[1]


iboss was founded in 2003[2] as Phantom Technologies, Inc.[3] The name changed to iboss in 2012. iboss manufactures iboss cloud, a web gateway security technology that provides Internet security in the cloud.[2][4][5][6] by tracking suspicious data patterns to detect data anomalies, secure SSL traffic, and find hidden malware.[7]

iboss was based in San Diego[2] until moving its headquarters to Boston in 2017.[1][8] iboss has worked with Xerox, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Sears.[2] Paul Martini is CEO.[6] The company received $35 million USD from Goldman Sachs during its Series A funding round in 2015.[9] By 2017, the company owned 100 issued or pending patents.[8] As of 2018, iboss has offices in San Francisco, London, Argentina, and Philippines.[2][6]

In 2014, iboss was named one of the fastest-growing companies by Deloitte.[4] The same year, Paul and Peter Martini won the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.[4] In 2017 and 2018, Gartner, Inc. featured iboss in the Visionaries quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways for its "completeness of vision."[10] During the 2018 midterm elections, iboss was featured in an election ad for Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker wherein CEO Paul Martini praised Baker for introducing more business-friendly measures to the state.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Maffel, Lucia (2018-02-13). "Office Envy: Inside the HQ of iboss, Where Nobody Has an Office". BostInno. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Solomon, Brian. "Twin Brothers Behind iboss Cybersecurity Snag $35 Million From Goldman Sachs". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  3. Bigelow, Bruce V. (2014-04-23). "Xconomy: As Websense Leaves Town, Iboss Network Security Takes Center Stage". Xconomy. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Daily Business Report-Oct. 14, 2015, San Diego Metro Magazine". San Diego Metro Magazine. 2015-10-14. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  5. Matney, Lucas. "Cybersecurity Firm iboss Raises $35M From Goldman Sachs, Looks Toward IPO". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "A Tale of Twins: The Story of iboss". VentureFizz. 2018-05-13. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  7. Davis, Ziff (2005-11-22). PC Mag. Ziff Davis, Inc. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  8. 8.0 8.1 Freeman, Mike (2017-05-19). "San Diego's iboss Cybersecurity moving corporate headquarters to Boston". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  9. Shen, Lucinda (2016-08-10). "Wall Street's Biggest Banks Are Banding Together Against Cybercrime". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  10. "iboss - a secure web gateway visionary". Digitalisation World. 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  11. Miller, Joshua (2018-09-05). "The general election begins today. Need proof? Check out your television. - The Boston Globe". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2018-11-19.

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