What We Do
Cybersecurity products that ROCK.
We design and build cybersec desktop applications, not for you, but for your CUSTOMERS at any stage in the life cycle.
While we’re concerned with building digital products the right way, we first, and more importantly, make sure the RIGHT product is being built. Thorough user testing—early and often—is the key to achieving business goals.
Challenges you might hear:
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.
We highly recommend involving them in the earliest stages.
Visi Stark, Founder – The Vertex Project
Our small, multi-disciplinary team has spent the last two decades experimenting and refining our user-focused, collaborative process we call the Designtific Method. It's a flexible approach that helps turn great ideas into solid strategy and great user experiences.
“There is a technical name for the absence of user research: Guessing.”
–Jared Spool, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Center Centre-UIE
We’ve helped companies solve complex problems and genuinely innovate not only their systems, but also their entire way of thinking.
Don’t really care about “our process”?
We get it. Let’s talk about the results.
Of the 8 cybersecurity clients we’ve worked with…
(by Okta, LegalZoom, & VMware)
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!"
The Vertex Project
CarbonBlack: Security Efficacy
Since 2001, we've helped over 350 companies, from startups to enterprise.
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