*Confer:This Waltham, Mass., startup with perhaps the most boring name on this list hopes to make a name for itself nonetheless with software and services aimed at sniffing out malware and attackers targeting enterprise servers, laptops and mobile devices through its application behavior-analysis approach and its cloud-managed threat-intelligence platform.
*Bluebox: The latest in a long line of "Blue" IT companies (Blue Coat, BlueCat, Blue Jeans, Blue Prism, etc.), this startup has received more than $27 million in venture funding to back its mobile security technology. Its "data-wrapping" technology for Apple iOS and Android is designed to give IT control over enterprise apps but leave personal apps...personal.
*Viddme:No sign-up video posting and sharing app, which works on mobile devices and the desktop. Simpler than YouTube. Development team is out of Los Angeles.
*MemSQL:This Big Data startup formed by a couple of ex-Facebook engineers raised $45 million through January. This database company's technology is designed to run on commodity hardware but handle high-volume apps.
*Docker: This open source application deployment technology has gotten the attention of investors ($15 million in funding in January) and vendors, such as Red Hat. There's even a DockerCon conference in June.
*Intercom: This social CRM company has rolled up some $30 million in venture funding to support its initiatives. The company is using its funding to boost development of mobile and other features as it goes up against much more established players such as Salesforce.com and Oracle.
*Cotap: CEO Jim Patterson and CTO Zack Parker started up this enterprise-focused mobile messaging company after selling off another business-focused messaging company Yammer to Microsoft. Cotap has rolled up $15.5 million in venture funding and recently released what it's calling a premium services designed to give enterprises better analytics, security and other features.
*Shape Security: This Mountain View startup, whose founders include the former head of mobile products at Google, sells what it calls a ShapeShifter, an appliance that sits in front of websites and makes them appear different each time to attackers. The company has attracted $66 million in funding, including from ex-Symantec CEO Enrique Salem and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's TomorrowVentures.