Gigya

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Gigya, Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry
Headquarters,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Patrick Salyer (CEO)
  • Rooly Eliezerov (Co-Founder & President)
  • (Co-Founder & CTO)
  • Eyal Magen (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer)
Number of employees
280 (as of 2017)
ParentSAP
Websitegigya.com

Gigya, Inc. is a 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.[1] It offers a customer identity management platform for managing profiles, preference, opt-in and consent settings.[2]

History[edit]

Gigya's technology is used by many corporations including Fox, Forbes, Repsol, Toyota, Bose, RTL Netherlands, Campbells, Fairfax Media, Wacom, ASOS, and Turner.[3]

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.[4][5]

Patrick Salyer became CEO in March 2011.[6]

In a 2017 press release, Gigya was named leader in "The Forrester Wave: Customer Identity And Access Management, Q2 2017." [7][8] In September 2017, the company was acquired by SAP for $350 million.[9][10] In October 2017, Gigya Introduced enterprise preference manager to address new privacy regulations.[11]

Investors[edit]

As of November 2014 Gigya had raised $104M from Intel Capital, Benchmark Capital, Mayfield Fund, First Round Capital, Advance Publications (parent company of Condé Nast),[12] DAG Ventures,[13] Common Fund Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, and Greenspring Associates.[14] Software maker Adobe Systems is also an investor.[15]

2014 hacking incident[edit]

On 27 November 2014, the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the gigya.com domain by changing its DNS configuration at the domain registrar. Shortly after the incident, the CEO of Gigya, Patrick Salyer confirmed the news officially on Gigya's blog[16] 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.[17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gigya.com/about-us/contact-us/
  2. ^ SAP confirms acquisition of Israeli Co Gigya
  3. ^ http://www.gigya.com/customers/client-list/
  4. ^ http://www.gigya.com/solutions/
  5. ^ http://www.gigya.com/integrations/
  6. ^ Takahashi, Dean (July 1, 2011). "Gigya launches gamification suite to make web sites more fun (exclusive)". VentureBeat. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  7. ^ http://www.noovle.it/gigya-leader-ciam.html
  8. ^ Gigya named a leader in customer identity access management
  9. ^ Lunden, Ingrid. "SAP buys customer identity management firm Gigya for $350M". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  10. ^ Meyer, David (24 September 2017). "SAP Wants To Help Companies Get a Better Picture of You". Fortune. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Gigya Introduces Enterprise Preference Manager To Fortify Customer Trust and Address New Privacy Regulations". martechseries.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  12. ^ Empson, Rip (June 11, 2012). "Gigya grabs $15.3M from Benchmark, Adobe to "socialize" your business". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  13. ^ "Gigya". VentureBeat Profiles. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  14. ^ Liyakasa, Kelly (September 19, 2013). "Gigya banks $25M from ExactTarget investor Greenspring" AdExchanger. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  15. ^ "Portfolio companies". Adobe Ventures. Adobe Systems. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  16. ^ Salyer, Patrick. "Regarding Today's Service Attack". Gigya.com. Gigya, Inc. Archived from the original on 2014-12-02.
  17. ^ "New Attack On The Western Media Websites". Archived from the original on 2014-12-04.
  18. ^ Stosh, Brandon. "Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Forbes, Ferrari, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Intel Among Hundreds of Others".

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