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Privately Held
IndustryComputer Software (Saas)
Founded2015; 9 years ago (2015)
FounderDr Darren Williams
Area served
Key people
  • Chief Revenue Officer, Patrick Buckley
  • VP Global Marketing, Brenda Robb
  • Data Privacy[1]
  • Privacy Protection
  • Privacy Software
  • Cybersecurity[2]
  • Data Security
  • Ransomware Prevention

BlackFog is a cybersecurity solutions company founded in 2015 by Dr. Darren Williams that deals in the computer software industry.[3][4] It is headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and was founded with the aim to address the increasing online threats targeting personal and corporate data.[5] BlackFog is the only on-device data privacy solution in the market. BlackFog is best known for its behavioral analysis, data exfiltration technology, and ransomware prevention.[6][7]

BlackFog incorporates a unique approach that focuses on blocking the exfiltration of data from devices with its multi-layered defense walls. Some of the signature products and services by BlackFog include BlackFog Enterprise, BlackFog MSP, amongst others. BlackFog enables management across all major platforms such as Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android.[8]

BlackFog has been featured in several media outlets including, Forbes, The African Report, The Times, Data Protection Magazine, and others.[9][10][11]


BlackFog was founded in 2015 by Dr. Darren Williams, a serial entrepreneur, technology, business advisor.[12]

Dr. Williams founded BlackFog with the aim to resolve the growing number of online threats affecting the personal and corporate sectors. BlackFog was created with a preventative approach that focuses on blocking the exfiltration of data from devices and reducing the risk of cyberattacks that cause ransomware and data breaches. BlackFog’s on device data exfiltration technology prevents cyberattacks by monitoring, detecting and preventing the unauthorized transfer of data in real-time.[13]

Product and services

BlackFog Enterprise

BlackFog Enterprise consists of user software and a centralized management console that allows the user to manage groups of devices and provides a centralized view of all threats and events generated at the endpoint. It integrates with the existing security and AntiVirus solutions, Ticketing and SIEM solutions, plugins available for Splunk and IBM’s QRadar.[14]

The Device Data Privacy feature by BlackFog deals with decreasing the risks associated with data loss and data breaches. It focuses on mitigating the risk of data loss through geofencing and preventing unauthorized data collection, thus securing all on-device data.[15]

The On-Device Data Security feature by BlackFog prevents data loss with the help of behavioral analytics. It detects the network anomalies through data exfiltration, thus reducing the risk of surface area exposed to attackers.[16]

The Enterprise Cloud Console provides insights into the origin of threats within the user’s organization and centralizes the management of device settings, groups, users, devices, and events.[17]

BlackFog MSP

BlackFog MSP manages all the clients and users from a single centralized console. This BlackFog feature manages the entire customer base using group-based management. It monitors each customer by the logical group and provides a personalized threat dashboard that helps the user in creating and managing the settings.

With a consolidated dashboard MSP filters events and devices in the master view using simple queries. It also provides detailed threat hunting capabilities that help the users in identifying new threats using impact analysis.[18]

Another feature of BlackFog MSP is the Dark Web Monitoring, where it makes sure the clients are notified in real-time about the exposure to the dark web. It also provides regular dark web monitoring reports to maintain the privacy of its clients.[19]

BlackFog Personal

BlackFog Privacy personal edition protects users from data collection, identity profiling, and hackers. It also prevents outbound data loss to Dark Web, CryptoJacking, Ransomware, Spyware, Ad Blocking, Geo-Fencing, Forensics, amongst other things.[20]


BlackFog has raised a total of $2.4 Million in over two rounds. Santa Barbara Angel Alliance and Agility Capital are BlackFog’s leading investors. The company’s latest funding came from the Santa Barbara Angel Alliance in 2020.


  • Top 250 MSSPs in 2020 (#94)
  • Aragon Research Hot Vendor 2020
  • Cybersecurity Awards 2020
  • Innovative Product of the Year Finalist

In the media



  1. "Industry experts on Data Privacy Day in the age of GDPR". Intelligent CISO. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. Experts, Expert: Security (7 February 2019). "China Hacks Norwegian Software". Information Security Buzz. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  3. "In the News". blackfog. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  4. "Cybersecurity: Telecom operators counter-attack". The Africa 19 July 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  5. Writer, Staff (1 November 2019). "Mustek wins BlackFog distribution rights". ITWeb. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  6. Winder, Davey. "Kwik Fit Garage Malware Attack -- Here's What Customers Should Do". Forbes. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  7. "Many firms unaware of data exfiltration threat". Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  8. Shoffman, Marc. "Is it safe to use airport wifi?". Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  9. "Vodacom Business inks partnership deal with BlackFog". Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  10. Williams, Darren (28 April 2020). "The Inside Track on Protecting Intellectual Property (IP)". PrivSec Report. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  11. "SC Media UK". SC Media UK. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  12. "BlackFog partners with Mustek". Channelwise. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  13. Steiglechner, Lukas. "Blackfog: Cybersicherheit für ausgehenden Datenverkehr". Funkschau (in Deutsch). Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  14. "cyber security". Professional Security. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  15. "cyber security". Professional Security. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  16. "The inside track on protecting intellectual property (IP)". Information Age. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  17. "BlackFog makes Hot Vendors list". IT-Online. 30 July 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  18. "The Inside Track on Protecting Intellectual Property (IP)". Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  19. "Coronavirus e cyber attacchi, Cips Informatica porta in Italia BlackFog «Nuove difese per la privacy»". (in italiano). Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  20. Williams, Darren (28 April 2020). "The Inside Track on Protecting Intellectual Property (IP)". PrivSec Report. Retrieved 3 December 2020.

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