Your security product design should be based on user research.

Security firms like Hidden Layer and Carbon Black work with us to grow their customer base and raise funding.

Sodium Halogen specializes in collaborating with promising security startups in their early stages, typically around their Series A funding before bringing UX/UI in-house.

Our goal is to enable success through an effective product discovery process:

  • We help Sales and Marketing by providing customer and user insights to guide positioning.
  • We help Engineering by ensuring features are validated and valuable before building.
  • We help future UX/UI Design by establishing good patterns and resources upfront.

Since 2001, we've helped over 350 companies, from startups to enterprise.

"Working with Sodium Halogen has been fantastic! We were able to take a rough idea of what we wanted to do with our product and take it from all our concepts to an actual prototype - in a compressed design sprint week. It would have taken us months to have done that on our own. Fantastic."

Jacob Rideout , CTO - Hidden Layer

We could talk about our "process," but you probably care more about results.

So, we'll cut to the chase.
Of the 10 cybersecurity clients we've worked with...

3 were acquired.
(by Okta, LegalZoom, & VMware)
7 are still growing in various rounds of VC funding.
2 became unicorns at 1B+ valuation.
2 founders asked us to build their next product.
Sound interesting? 

Set up a free (100% no-pitch) strategy call with  William - our Lead UX Strategist.
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"[Sodium Halogen's] user-centered design ethos helped us take our suite to a new level. We were able to grow from 12 to 1200 customers in 12 months and, just as importantly, set the foundation for further growth over time.”

Scott Lundgren, CTO - VMware Carbon Black

Our Work

Featured: Sevco Security


The head honcho at Sevco came to Sodium Halogen with an idea for a platform to solve an ongoing pain point in cybersecurity: proper cloud based asset management that delivers real-time asset intelligence. We have worked with him several times in the past, with the most recent being 2014-2015 while he was at CarbonBlack, so he knew our capabilities and experience working in the cybersecurity sector. The what and why were figured out, but not the how.


We have a full process available, but its real power is in its flexibility to suit the needs of any client. In Sevco's case, we did a mini Strategy Session along with a slimmed-down Discovery Workshop, since they had already covered that information. They also chose to use their own Project Manager, Dev team, and Brand team, leaving Sodium Halogen's role focused solely around Product Design and User Testing.


Our experience with building cybersecurity platforms helped us design and build the Sevco app from zero to launch in nine months, with an MVP available in just three months, allowing the sales team to secure early contracts.

"Sodium Halogen helped us get over a huge hurdle at a time when it was critical - I was feeling a ton of angst about our project timelines in September - deadlines were looming and we didn't even have a user interface. Sodium Halogen made it all disappear, and we ended up with a highly differentiated user interface that has been a key selling point in 90 days.

Summarize that: In September, we didn't have a user interface. By Jan 1, we not only had a user interface, but had a major purchase for the product!

To get there is incredible, and we couldn't have done it without you!"

JJ. Guy,
Founder/CEO - Sevco
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Case Studies

Sevco Security

Digital Product


Digital Product


Digital Product

CarbonBlack: Security Efficacy

Business Application


Digital Product

Maybe you've heard challenges like these from your team:

“We have engineering talent, but we need help with how the app looks and works.”
“We’re ready to scale, so we need a killer design and user experience.”
“Our first version of the app is ‘functional’, but it’s ugly and hard to use.”

Challenges like these can be solved by creating intuitive interfaces and simplified workflows that crush client expectations.

You can replace that uncertainty you feel with the confidence of features constantly validated by targeted user-testing. 

For the past 10 of our 22 years, we’ve worked with cybersecurity companies to design digital products that find product market fit, hit sales targets, and help their customers get important work done.

"Our work together helped bring on new customers, gave our investors a clear picture of Aembit's near future, and helped close our Seed round of funding. "

Kevin Sapp, CTO and Co-Founder - Aembit
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Set up a free (100% no-pitch) strategy call with  William - our Lead UX Strategist.

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