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A Look Back at BetterCloud’s 2018 Highlights

Christina Wang

December 21, 2018

3 minute read

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And just like that, it’s the end of another year.

2018 was momentous for us. We released exciting new features that bolster security across your SaaS apps, raised a $60M funding round, and even ranked #11 on Crain’s Best Places to Work in NYC 2018.

Here’s a look back at our 2018 highlights.

Gartner and 451 Research recognized a brand new market category that BetterCloud is pioneering

We’ve spent the last seven years building a one-of-a-kind platform to manage and secure your SaaS apps. This year, two major industry analyst firms (Gartner and 451 Research) announced a new market category to address the growing challenges faced by IT teams when managing SaaS apps.

BetterCloud and its community of 2,500+ customers, 100,000 IT professionals, and 50+ partners couldn’t be more thrilled about this milestone and validation.

We had 18 major product releases

We had 18 major product releases this year and built some pretty incredible features, including:

We raised a $60M funding round

This year we raised a $60M Series E funding round, led by Bain Capital Ventures. Our CEO, David Politis, published a candid open letter to customers explaining how we got here and what our vision for the future is. We’re very excited about this next chapter, and you should know that we are #justgettingstarted!

BetterCloud + Okta: a new partnership

After nine months of hard work, we announced an exciting new technology integration and partnership with Okta. Together, Okta and BetterCloud provide unique and complementary “systems of controls” around managing identity and security operations for SaaS applications.

Altitude 2018 was our best customer summit yet

Altitude, our annual customer summit, took place in Denver this year. It was our best one yet, with over 140 IT and security professionals attending. Over the course of two days, 30 speakers from all over the country gave insights and tips on security automation, SaaS management efficiency, and the future of IT and technology.

Here are six takeaways from Altitude 2018 in case you missed it.

Bonus: Why Altitude is unlike other IT conferences, according to one IT director.

Four BetterCloud customers shared their best security tips on a Google Cloud Next ‘18 panel

At Google Cloud Next ‘18, four BetterCloud customers were on a panel called “Securing G Suite and Beyond: Tales from the Trenches.” The panel explored security topics that are top of mind right now for many modern IT professionals: How have security needs evolved, and what are the biggest concerns moving forward? What important lessons have people learned?

Here are five key takeaways, along with some tips and best practices the panelists shared.

You voted for awesome IT T-shirts (and then we created and sent them to you)

In the quest to make our first ever Monitor T-shirts, we designed four tongue-in-cheek tees (all IT-themed). We let readers vote for their favorite one, and we said the winning design would be our official Monitor swag T-shirt. Then we printed them up and sent a shirt to everyone who voted.

Ladies and gents, the winner:

And some awesome readers sent in photos of themselves wearing it:

 

Thank you so much for being a Monitor reader. Have a great holiday season, and here’s to a great 2019!

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