|Headquarters||Mountain View, California, United States|
Number of employees
|280 (as of 2017)|
Gigya Inc. provides a customer identity management platform that helps companies build trusted digital relationships with consumers.
Gigya Inc. is a privately held technology company founded in Tel Aviv, Israel and headquartered in Mountain View, California with additional offices in New York, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Hamburg, and Sydney.
Patrick Salyer became CEO in March 2011.
As of November 2014 Gigya has raised $104M from Intel Capital, Benchmark Capital, Mayfield Fund, First Round Capital, Advance Publications (parent company of Condé Nast), DAG Ventures, Common Fund Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, and Greenspring Associates. Software maker Adobe Systems is also an investor.
Gigya offers an identity management platform for businesses which includes products for customized registration, social login, user profile and preference management, user engagement and loyalty, and integrations with third-party marketing and services platforms.
2014 hacking incident
On 27 November 2014, the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the gigya.com domain by changing its DNS configuration at the domain registrar. This allowed them to hack into many of Gigya's customer sites like Forbes, Telegraph, NBC, OK Magazine and others. Shortly after the incident, the CEO of Gigya, Patrick Salyer confirmed the news officially on Gigya's blog stating that no data was compromised, and that the issue had been resolved within an hour of Gigya identifying the issue. The next day, on 28 November 2014, the Syrian Electronic Army issued a statement taking responsibility for the attack.
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