About CloudGuard

Security done different

Welcome to CloudGuard, where security is done different. UK-founded in 2020 by industry veterans Matt Lovell and Javid Khan, our mission is clear: to provide SMEs with affordable, enterprise-grade security solutions.

Recognising the escalating challenges faced by SMEs in securing their businesses, we started on a journey to develop an automated cybersecurity platform. Fast forward four years, CloudGuard is a leader in automating the Microsoft Sentinel security stack, providing services designed to improve and continuously update our customers’ cybersecurity posture.

Our customers spans from 25 to 2,500 employees across a range of industries. We’re not just a company; we’re a community of Guardians committed to protecting your business.

As we continue to expand our horizons, we’re actively seeking experienced SOC and SIEM specialists, along with talented people who share our passion for cybersecurity excellence. While we embrace a remote working culture, we see a future where CloudGuard thrives as a team of 75 people, with a significant presence in the vibrant city of Manchester.

Join us on this exciting journey as we redefine cybersecurity for SMEs, one innovative solution at a time. Welcome to CloudGuard, where your security is done different.

Built from experience

Meet our founders

Javid Khan

Javid Khan


Javid is an industry thought leader with 22 years’ senior experience in KPMG and leading IT consultancies. In 2013, Javid co-founded LayerV, which was a highly successful cloud services-based business subsequently acquired by Pulsant in 2017. Javid has been voted AWS one to watch from 2015 and has been a global cloud ambassador and thought leader since. Javid has subsequently held global roles, leading on growth strategy and M&A.

Matt Lovell

Matt Lovell


Matt is an IT industry veteran with 30 years’ senior experience. Matt was voted a CIO100 member in 2015, 2018, 2020 and 2021 and a Microsoft Certified Technical Architect by invitation only from 2003. Matt has held various senior roles at Microsoft, Severn Trent Plc, Perot Systems, ComputaCenter, Digica, Pulsant, BCN, SmarterMed and SoftwareONE. He is a significant investor in Renewable Energy since 2010.

Experience into results

Why did they create CloudGuard?

Both Javid and Matt have worked in security for decades. They’ve seen first hand that the traditional cybersecurity approaches run up against the same core limitations again and again. These issues are especially painful for those mid-size companies that don’t have massive tech budgets, but still need to take security seriously.

Manual intensive

Traditional approaches are very manual, relying heavily on human intervention to detect and address threats, which is slow, causes delay and is prone to error.

Skill shortages

There is simply a massive lack of talent and experience in security, which means companies don’t have the skills in-house that they need to be fully secure (without breaking the bank).


The complexity of a business’ technology landscape and the sheer volume of security threats is overwhelming. No human can fully grasp what’s going on!

Spiralling costs

Cybersecurity is a non-negotiable element of modern business, so companies are forced to pay the spiralling bill for expensive talent and tooling in order to stay secure.

They saw that a fresh approach was needed to break out of this cycle.

And AI, ML and automation is the only approach that meets all of these needs: reducing manual input, alleviating complexity, reducing the need for skills, while reining in costs.

What we do

We focus on your security, you focus on your business

CloudGuard’s security ecosystem fuses the latest tech with human expertise, providing solutons that solve your biggest security challenges. With our Guardians keeping you safe, you have no time to focus on what matters – growing your business.

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What ever your starting position and goals, we can accelerate your security posture with our consultancy services


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Our managed cybersecurity service that combines AI, automation and human ingenuity to provide rapid detection and response 24/7.



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