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About Us

Company Overview

Astra IDentity is the leader in developing innovative e-mail security solutions that protect organizations and empower their personnel to combat phishing and targeted spear phishing attacks. Our patented Impostor Detection® technology helps filter incoming attacks and provides organization employees with in-line training and powerful tools to manage their e-mail infrastructure. Astra IDentity is based out of Massachusetts, USA and our solutions are used by organizations worldwide.


Management Team

Gagan Prakash
Co-Founder and CEO

Gagan is an Internet software entrepreneur and pioneer in the development of Software as a Service (SaaS)-based business applications, helping small and midsize businesses worldwide achieve increased productivity, collaboration and data security.

Before founding Astra IDentity, Gagan was the co-founder and chief operating officer of Collaboration Online, providing hosted IT and business services to direct customers and resellers through the Company’s 123Together.com and groupSPARK Private Label SaaS brands. Under his leadership, the company grew to one of the largest Microsoft Exchange-focused SaaS solution providers in North America and achieved worldwide recognition as Microsoft’s Hosting Partner of The Year for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions. Gagan drove Collaboration Online from start-up to its successful sale to mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., where he served as senior executive director of engineering. Gagan has also served in other engineering and product management roles at LifetechNet, IBM and GE Fanuc Automation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and an MBA in Innovation and Global Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management.

Shyam Gavulla
Co-Founder and Head of Engineering

Shyam’s passion for emerging technologies is infectious. He’s a highly experienced Solution Architect with a proven track record of developing and directing successful, high-ROI IT initiatives. He his focused on aligning IT infrastructure requirements and business processes to realize cost savings, accelerate performance and maintain strategic flexibility. As Lead Web Architect for Forrester Research, Shyam directed a complete redesign and successful re-launch of Forrester.com and has held additional engineering positions at Parametric Technologies Corporation and Adamshand Incorporated.

Shyam holds a Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science and Engineering degree from S.V University in India and a Master of Science, Computer System Engineering degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.


Advisory Board

Quinn Shamblin

Ben Littauer