CloudKnox Named Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Company addresses security gaps that persist as global businesses adopt cloud-first strategies

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CloudKnox Security, a permissions management platform provider for hybrid and multi-cloud environments was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s 2021 “Technology Pioneers”. The company has built the industry’s leading cloud infrastructure entitlements management (CIEM) platform that provides comprehensive visibility, automated remediation, continuous monitoring of entitlements and permissions across Cloud Infrastructure identities and resources.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

“We’re proud to be a part of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers cohort,” said Balaji Parimi, CEO and Founder of CloudKnox. “As remote work has grown on a global scale, so too have attack vectors targeting enterprises within the cloud, and often, organizations are unaware of the vulnerabilities within their cloud infrastructure. I look forward to working with leaders in both the public and private sectors to develop innovative ideas that help global businesses stay ahead of cybercriminals.”

CloudKnox research has uncovered that 7 out of ten CISOs within the Fortune 500 are seeking CIEM solutions to solve critical cloud entitlements management pain points. In response to this pressing need, the company has deployed their platform to enterprises across the financial, insurance, health care, pharmaceutical, utilities, consumer and technology industries. Such groundswell reinforces that CloudKnox’s platform delivers the scalability, openness, reliability and automation needed to deliver immediate value to global enterprises.

“We’re excited to welcome CloudKnox to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators community, World Economic Forum. “CloudKnox and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”

This year’s cohort marks the 21st anniversary of the Tech Pioneer community and includes representation from 26 economies on six continents, and for the first time in the community’s history, over 30% of the cohort are led by women. In the past, the World Economic Forum has selected cutting-edge companies such as Airbnb, Cyberdyne, Spotify, Twitter, and Bloom Energy as part of their cohorts; this year, 2021 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.

With their selection as Technology Pioneer, Parimi will participate at World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions. CloudKnox will also contribute to Forum initiatives, working with global leaders to address key industry and societal issues. To learn more about the CloudKnox approach that enables enterprises to enforce a least privilege posture and Zero Trust Architecture implementation across their hybrid and multi-cloud environments, please visit

About CloudKnox

CloudKnox Security is the only cloud security platform built from the ground-up to support the monitoring and management of identities, actions and resources across hybrid and multi-cloud environments using patented Activity-based Authorization technology. Through an extensible single platform, CloudKnox transforms how organizations implement the principle of least privilege and Zero Trust Architecture for their hybrid and multi-cloud environments. CloudKnox is based in Sunnyvale, CA.

About World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (

About the Technology Pioneers

The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.


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