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IndustryInformation privacy
FoundersDr Wael Aggan(CEO) & Tarek El-Gillani(CTO)

CloudMask is a data privacy company for public or private cloud applications.[1]


Launched in 2013, Dr Wael Aggan, the CEO and co-founder of CloudMask and Tarek El-Gillani, the CTO and co-founder of CloudMask, an information privacy company based out of Ottawa, Canada. Prior to CloudMask, the two started ViaSafe[2] and TradeMerit,[3] which were later acquired.

In 2015, CloudMask Engine received Common Criteria Certification, for their data protection services.[4]

Since, CloudMask has partnered with AllStream[5] and Clio,[6] helping secure their customers' data.


CloudMask patent technology masks production data in real-time. Running on end devices, it transparently intercepts and changes the production data so that the unauthorized data requesters do not get access to sensitive data, while no physical changes to the original production data take place.[7]

By protecting against data theft, masking acts as a compliance solution for organizations subject to data privacy regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI. Unauthorized users who breach perimeter security can only see the masked data, and data privacy is upheld.[8]


  • Secure communication for Gmail and Outlook.[9]
  • Confidential storage and file sharing for Google Drive and Box.
  • Confidential practice management for Clio.[10]
  • Secure case management for Salesforce.[11]
  • Custom configuration, embedding protection layer for business applications.[12]


  1. ^ "CloudMask for Data Centric Protection 2.5". IBM.
  2. ^ "ViaSafe named to Profit's Hottest Startups". Canadian Society of Custom Brokers.
  3. ^ "TradeMerit and Michelin North America Honored by AIAG for Driving More Than $1 Billion in Automotive Supply-Chain Efficiencies" (Press release). AIAG.
  4. ^ "Certified Product: CloudMask Engine v2.0". Communications Security Establishment. Archived from the original on 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  5. ^ "CloudMask and Allstream Team on Cloud Security Solution". TMCnet.
  6. ^ "Clio and CloudMask Partner to Offer Customizable Permissions and Encryption for Law Firms". T-Net.
  7. ^ "Cloudmask Patent applications". Patentdocs.
  8. ^ "Seamless Data-Centric Protection". GovCIO Outlook.
  9. ^ "Email Encryption]". ABA Legal Technology Buyer's Guide.
  10. ^ "Effortlessly encrypt emails, matters, contacts, and documents with CloudMask]". Clio.
  11. ^ Press, CloudMask. "What is CloudMask?". Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  12. ^ CloudMask Corp (2014). "CloudMask Calls for a Better Approach to Private Data Protection at Sector 2014". CISION PR Newswire.