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Secret Double Octopus Secures Investment From Standard Chartered’s Fintech Investing Unit

Secret Double Octopus, a leader in Enterprise Passwordless Authentication, has announced that it secured a strategic investment from SC Ventures, the innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm of international banking group, Standard Chartered. SC Ventures joins a list of corporate investors in the company including Sony Financial Ventures, KDDI, and Global Brain. The parties did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

Secret Double Octopus offers an innovative authentication solution which completely removes the use of passwords in business environments of any size and complexity. Its unique combination of a simple universal user experience and a stronger protection against cyber-attacks is an industry game-changer at a time of rapid workforce shifts and growing regulatory demands. The company’s product is further empowered by its partnerships with IAM giants like ForgeRock and Okta and is now serving mid-size to Fortune50 customers globally through a large network of distributors in the US, Europe and APAC.

“We are incredibly excited to have an international financial giant like Standard Chartered join us as an investor and advisor,” said Raz Rafaeli, Co-Founder and CEO of Secret Double Octopus. “This partnership demonstrates the trust our technology has gained in global organisations of the largest scale. SC Ventures is a beacon of fintech innovation, and we look forward to many years of collaboration delivering passwordless capabilities to the enterprise world.”

Alex Manson, SC Ventures, said: “The changes in the way people work and communicate today require a shift in how organisations secure their employees and clients. We are thrilled to partner with Secret Double Octopus as they transform enterprise authentication standards, helping organisations like ourselves better manage their cybersecurity risks while streamlining employee workflows. We look forward to supporting Secret Double Octopus in the next phase of its growth.”

Secret Double Octopus is the passwordless authentication solution for the enterprise. The Octopus Passwordless Enterprise technology provides a unified user experience and a consistent method for accessing workstations, remote services, cloud applications and on-prem systems, while providing stronger protection against cyber-attacks. From being named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in 2016, Secret Double Octopus’s 4th generation platform is now serving mid-sized to Fortune 50 customers around the globe.

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