Today we have some exciting news to share with you. We’ve merged Jazz Networks and Vaion to form Ava—the future leader in Unified Security.
When I took part in starting Ava Video (formerly Vaion) a little over two years ago, it was because I’d come to know a group of incredibly talented individuals who shared the desire to find an industry where we could make a difference and solve real customer problems. Together we set out on a mission to apply new technology in a better and simpler way. Specifically, we believed the physical security and video surveillance industries were badly broken.
There are millions of sensors out there (aka cameras), but all they do is sit and record video for later viewing and documentation. Organizations don’t use the technology to its fullest potential, and, at the same time, most solutions are incredibly complex. My colleagues and I set out to build a solution to allow our customers to move to a proactive security model—finding threats faster and leveraging insights to improve business operations.
In parallel, our good friends at Ava Cyber (formerly Jazz Networks) had come to a similar conclusion, but for a very different market. They realized companies are not properly protected against insider threats as the focus has been on malicious outsiders for decades, all while frequency of insider incidents has tripled since 2016. In response, Jazz set out to build a human-centric solution for insider threat detection and response. Jazz reduces the attack surface by continuously training employees and monitoring cyber hygiene, and protects data by combining deep visibility, rigorous policies, and machine learning-based algorithms.
Since then, both teams have come a long way. Team Vaion built an end-to-end intelligent video security and data solution. This solution is in use by numerous customers helping to keep their organizations safe while gaining real-world insight to improve business operations. Team Jazz Networks built an award-winning solution that is helping protect what matters most to customers—their people, data, and reputation.