FROM CLUELESS TO COVERED Businesses Choose Phalanx as their First Step in Cybersecurity




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Cybersecurity can be complex and difficult to navigate for cybersecurity professionals. This sentiment is multiplied for business executives trying to decipher the ecosystem to protect their data, and even more importantly, their customers’ data. Established with a vision to redefine cybersecurity for businesses lacking specialized personnel, Phalanx has quickly become a leader in the industry, offering robust, user-friendly solutions that prioritize data security without compromising efficiency. At the heart of Phalanx’s innovation is MUZE, a cutting-edge solution designed to tackle the evolving challenges of cyber threats head-on.

(L-R): Ian Garrett, CEO and Austin Garrett, CTO

Founded on the principle that cybersecurity should be accessible and comprehensible for everyone, Phalanx has carved a niche for itself. The company’s mission is simple yet impactful: to reduce human risk in the handling of business files and ensure secure, traceable data access without the need for complex infrastructure or specialized knowledge. “At Phalanx, we believe in empowering businesses by offering cybersecurity that prioritizes employee workspaces,” says Ian Garrett, CEO of Phalanx. “Our product, Phalanx MUZE, is our answer to the growing need for simple cybersecurity that doesn’t compromise on efficiency or ease of use.” Phalanx was born out of the founders’ experience in the US Army Cyber Corps and the contracting in the Department of Defense where they witnessed the effect of human accidents on data spillage.

Phalanx MUZE stands out by directly addressing the nagging feeling many business executives get when confronted by cybersecurity concerns in their business operations. It reduces human risk factors by simplifying secure file handling and ensuring that data on remote
workstations and in the cloud is protected against both external and internal threats.

Phalanx’s commitment to innovation has not gone unnoticed. The company has been nominated for numerous awards in cybersecurity excellence and innovation such as presenting on stage during the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as a Finalist and having been HackerNoon’s Startup of the Year in 2021 and 2023 in the DC area. “Our goal was never just to create another cybersecurity tool,” explains Ian Garrett, Phalanx’s CEO. “It was about building a foundational solution that could grow with businesses, make human lives easier, and ultimately change the way we think about data security.” Phalanx’s mission has been validated through funding and support by many prestigious organizations such as Techstars and the Arlington Innovation Fund Catalyst Grant.

Beyond Phalanx MUZE, Phalanx is committed to fostering a safer cyber environment for all. The company actively participates in cybersecurity education initiatives and engages partners to enhance digital security awareness. “Businesses should know there are many free ways to increase their security today,” says Garrett. “We never want budget to be the reason why a business can’t have cyber-secure practices.

Recognition from the industry and media alike has solidified Phalanx’s position as a pioneer in cybersecurity. Coverage in major technology and business publications such as TechCrunch has praised the company for its innovative approach and commitment to user-centric solutions.

Testimonials from clients echo this sentiment, with many highlighting MUZE’s ease of use and the peace of mind it brings. “Phalanx has provided that additional level of security for protecting my clients’ data and my company’s files. Phalanx MUZE is simple to implement, and in my industry, it is that extra layer of protection that puts my mind at ease,” shares a Phalanx customer, an owner of a CPA firm.

Looking to the future, Phalanx envisions a world where cybersecurity is inherent to every business process and is planned at every step of growth, ensuring that innovation and security go hand in hand. With plans to expand Phalanx MUZE’s capabilities and explore new technologies, especially in the realm of quantum encryption and artificial intelligence, Phalanx is not just adapting to the future of cybersecurity; it’s actively shaping it.

“Our vision for Phalanx is clear,” concludes Garrett. “We aim to empower businesses of all sizes to protect their most valuable assets with solutions that are not just secure, but also enhance their operational efficiency. With Phalanx MUZE, we’re just getting started.

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