Today, more than ever, data demands respect.
That's why Virtru gives people, organizations, and developers the power to share sensitive data without sacrificing security, privacy, or ownership.
Our portfolio of data encryption and privacy enhancing applications are remarkably easy to use, fast to implement, affordable for all, and built on the Trusted Data Format (TDF) open standard.
Virtru’s story starts in the U.S. government, with Will Ackerly working at the NSA and John Ackerly working in the White House.
Will, our CTO, created the Trusted Data Format (TDF), an open and powerful data protection standard embraced by the intelligence community. John, our CEO, was a White House policy advisor during 9/11. Both John and Will independently observed a key unmet need across government agencies: Data was stored in silos, and it was incredibly difficult to share securely.
Data locked away in a silo is wasted potential for unlocking new insights. And when it’s shared too broadly, it creates immense privacy and national security risk. It’s a true conundrum: Public and private organizations alike need a way to share information while maintaining complete control over exactly who can access that information — retaining full control over it at all times.
Leveraging the TDF that Will created, John and Will set out to make powerful, simple data protection accessible to all.
Since its founding in 2011, Virtru has scaled up to empower over 7,000 customers to protect their most valuable asset, their data, with Zero-Trust security and powerful, granular policy controls that tie identity to data, everywhere it moves.
We empower commercial software developers to innovate on TDF using our cloud APIs for Zero Trust Data Control. Further, we warmly welcome community developers to build upon and contribute to the OpenTDF project.
Our world is increasingly data-centric: Businesses run on data. People make world-changing decisions based on data. Organizations are entrusted with personal health- and identity-related data that they’re responsible for protecting.
That data is often highly sensitive:
This data deserves to be respected. But, far too often, it simply isn’t. It’s treated like an arbitrary commodity and not the valuable, vital asset it truly is.
At Virtru, we firmly believe that, when you respect data, you’re demonstrating respect for the people who own that data. And when you respect people, you’ll respect their data by making sure it remains secure and protected, at all times, across its entire lifecycle.
Respect the people. Respect the data. It sounds simple, but it’s not easy — unless, of course, you use Virtru.
We are dedicated to creating extraordinary experiences for our customers and users, helping them unlock the power of data.
With Virtru, end users can protect data without changing anything about their existing workflows: They can encrypt data with the click of a button, directly within the Gmail, Google Workspace, or Microsoft 365 Outlook interface. Our data protection can also run in the background to automatically encrypt sensitive data as it moves in and out of applications, and even in and out of your organization’s network.
Whether your data is shared via email, flowing through a SaaS application, stored in a cloud database, or relayed from a physical sensor device, Virtru can help you protect it.
We are committed to growing a diverse, inclusive team, where each individual feels a sense of belonging, support, and empowerment to do the best work of their lives. We believe a culture of inclusion drives us to create even more innovative, accessible data protection software.
We’re a passionate, innovative group of people creating powerful products that people love to use. Come join us!
“We were looking for a solution that could easily scale as we grow and was also easy for our customers to use. That’s why Virtru is absolutely ideal for us.”
"For some of our customers, because of the nature of their work, we have a relatively high level of confidentiality to maintain, as we’re dealing with restricted information."
"With Virtru, we found a solution that met our security and compliance requirements, was easy enough to ensure widespread adoption, and gave us the audit and control features we wanted.”
“When your business has private, confidential information about people, securing that data isn’t an option—it’s an absolute requirement. You need a secure platform to deliver that capability, and Virtru is the best in the market.”
“Virtru was chosen over other competitors because of the advanced security features that ultimately improved our security posture throughout [our cloud] migration.”