Boldon James and Ionic Security Announce Partnership

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Boldon James and Ionic Security Announce Partnership to Deliver Secure Email Solution

Label based solution classifies and protects emails to ensure only authorised users have access.

London, 20th December 2016 – QinetiQ’s data security company Boldon James, the leading provider of data classification and secure messaging solutions, and Ionic Security Inc., a pioneer of high-assurance data protection and control, today announced their partnership to provide a new enterprise-grade email security and document protection solution. The solution combines Boldon James’ Email Classifier software with Ionic’s Build SDK™, providing Microsoft Outlook® users with the ability to classify, protect and restrict emails based on labels that ensure only those who have necessary permissions can unlock and decrypt received content. Boldon James Office Classifier integrates with Ionic’s Document Data Protect™ solution to enable the securing and classifying of Microsoft Office® documents.

“This is an important alliance for Boldon James, as Ionic is a leader in Data Protection and Control. The partnership adds significant value to our mutual customers, by offering them a holistic solution that incorporates classification, encryption and access control, supported by a robust monitoring platform” said Martin Sugden, CEO at Boldon James. “This partnership builds on the success of the Boldon James Classifier platform and delivers a powerful solution for Enterprise IT Security teams seeking control and management of their sensitive data.”

“Ionic’s comprehensive approach to data encryption and protection is a natural complement to Boldon James’ data classification solutions, and our collaboration today offers business owners peace of mind knowing their data is secure – even when emails are lost or stolen,” said Jeffrey Howard, VP of Technology Alliances at Ionic Security. “Moreover, the solution will ensure that business owners are in compliance with local data privacy regulations, avoiding fines or penalties.”

The prevalence of breaches continues to drive stronger demand for email solutions that enable organizations to have granular control over access rights to proprietary information. Using the new integrated solution from Ionic Security and Boldon James enables emails, attachments, and documents to automatically retain their restrictions and encrypted protection, even if they travel outside of organisational networks.


About Boldon James

For 30 years, Boldon James has been a leader in data classification and secure messaging solutions, helping organisations manage and protect sensitive information securely and in compliance with legislation and standards, in some of the most complex and demanding messaging environments in the world.  Boldon James is a wholly-owned subsidiary of QinetiQ plc, with offices worldwide.

About QinetiQ

A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its world class knowledge, research and innovation to provide high-end technical expertise and advice, to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. Visit the website at

About Ionic Security

Ionic Security accelerates Internet trust by protecting and controlling data everywhere it travels and anywhere it resides, whether on the corporate network, in the Cloud or on mobile devices. The industry’s first high-assurance data protection and control platform, Ionic Security, takes a comprehensive approach to protecting distributed data in today’s borderless enterprise without proxies or gateways or changes in user behavior. The platform has been licensed to millions of users worldwide in a wide range of industries including Financial Services, Public Sector, Retail, Healthcare, Enterprise Software and Manufacturing.

The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is backed by leading firms including, Inc., Goldman Sachs, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Icon Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, TechOperators, and Hayman Capital Management, L.P. More information can be found at

Media Contacts:

David Langton
Boldon James
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T: +44 1270 507800

Jason Wilson
Ionic Security
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