RSA Conference 2018 Early Stage Expo Startups: Your Organized (& Annotated) Guide

It’s that time of year again where tens of thousands of vendors and security professionals swarm to San Francisco’s RSA conference (“RSAC”), held April 16–20. Looking at the attendee list, there seem to be countless new early stage startups seeking early traction to get off the ground — too many to keep track. At this rate Momentum Partners may have to expand their cyberscape market map to a second page (or provide a magnifying glass with their quarterly update).

Last year CryptoMove put up a post categorizing and detailing all of the startups in the Early Stage Expo. We heard last year from a lot of CISOs, VC investors, and other industry players that our guide served as their informal cheat sheet for navigating the event and having the most productive conversations possible. So, as a service to the community, we did it again. Here is a comprehensive guide to the early stage startups of the 2018 RSA conference. Whether you are looking to invest in the next sleeper IPO, that one niche tool to solve a problem, or just want to play a little buzzword bingo, there is something for everyone here. [Scroll down to see the hall map for ease of navigation]. Note that the Early Stage Expo is located not in the main hall but at the Marriott Marquis: Google maps link here.

Application Security

CodeDx

Booth Number: ESE 07

Website: www.codedx.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/code-dx

Funding Stage: None reported on Crunchbase

Technology Overview: CodeDx wants to make the process of application security more efficient and simple so that code can be shipped faster and safer. Their product not only detects vulnerabilities faster than existing solutions, but categorizes and prioritizes them so that dev teams can know where to focus their resources.

Company Overview: Anita D’Amico, CEO, has decades of experience working in cyber security, including heading efforts at situational awareness research for the federal government. CTO Ken Prole is a big player in the application security community, having published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to many conferences and working groups.

DeferPanic, Inc.

Booth Number: ESE 37

Website: www.deferpanic.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/deferpanic

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: DeferPanic is bringing a new and interesting technology called unikernels to the market. Unikernels are single-process machines which massively reduce the attack surface and make it significantly harder for attackers to perform unauthorized actions since there are no users or shells for them to mimic.

Company Overview: Founder and CEO Ian Eyberg has prior experience as an engineer at companies like Appthority and previously founded an online advertising platform called ClickSaw. Along with CryptoMove, DeferPanic are also fellow graduates of the Alchemist Accelerator!

Authentication & Access Control

OverWatchID

Booth Number: ESE 36

Website: https://overwatchid.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/overwatchid

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: OverWatchID is specifically built for large and distributed enterprises, since it unifies all access management tasks into a single platform. They claim that this consolidation could reduce “subscription, deployment and administration costs by up to 80%.”

Company Overview: Founder Andy Funk has prior experience as a top-level director of access management at large enterprises and has served as an advisor to entrepreneurial networks. Their principal investor is Copper River Advisors.

ShieldSquare

Booth Number: ESE 13

Website: https://www.shieldsquare.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/shieldsquare

Funding Stage: Series A

Technology Overview: ShieldSquare offers a platform which fights bot attacks that confound and complicate legitimate authentication. This is achieved through deep analysis of behavioral and biometric data, which can protect “websites, mobile apps, and APIs from automated threats like marketing fraud, account abuse, scraping, spamming, etc.”

Company Overview: Founder and CEO Pavan Thatha has started several other companies and served on an advisory board for an entrepreneurial network in the security field. Their principal investor is Endiya Partners.

Unbotify

Booth Number: ESE 20

Website: https://www.unbotify.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/unbotify

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: Unbotify tracks the single metric that is most difficult for bots to mimic — physical human motion. Their platform screens out automated users with unprecedented accuracy by combining a huge number of factors including “behavioral biometrics features such as mouse speed, clicks and scrolls, keystroke timings, touch events and device orientation features.”

Company Overview: Alon Dayan, CTO and co-founder, has experience in several academic and industry research labs — including with IBM. Co-founder Yaron Oliker has had several positions in security companies of various sizes, including working with Alon at IBM.

Container Security

Deepfence, Inc.

Booth Number: ESE 09

Website: www.deepfence.io

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/deepfence

Funding Stage: None reported on Crunchbase

Technology Overview: Deepfence allows for adoption of new application and infrastructure trends (like containerized applications) in a secure fashion. Their technology “measures and maps out runtime attack surface and provides full-stack protection,” distributing a single security solution throughout all containers and virtual machines.

Company Overview: Founder and CEO Sandeep Lahane has previous experience as a senior engineer at security giant FireEye, as well as Juniper Networks. Their team has experience in both industry and academia, spanning across “the areas of application & network security, program analysis, machine learning, virtualization and networking.”

LayeredInsight

Booth Number: ESE 5

Website: https://layeredinsight.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/layered-insight

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: LayeredInsight’s platform unifies all visibility and control of containerized applications deployed in the network in order to combine DevOps and SecOps — a massive improvement to workflow for large-scale enterprises. Their technology leverages “accurate insight into container images, adaptive analysis of running containers, and automated enforcement of container behavior.”

Company Overview: Founder and CTO Asif Awan has served as an advisor to dozens of startups, and has had his own company acquired by HP.

Data / Network / Data-center

ClassiDocs

Booth Number: ESE 01

Website: www.data443.com/classidocs-home/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/classidocs

Funding Stage: None reported on Crunchbase

Technology Overview: ClassiDocs is a new offering from Data 443, which promises “data discovery, classification, and compliance” of data both at rest and in flight, in any infrastructure environment. This product greatly eases the task of GDPR compliance, as well as offering a unified way to immediately report and remediate users who are suspicious.

Company Overview: Jason Remillard, President and CEO, has previous high-level experience working as the CISO of Deutsche Bank as well as Senior Product Manager with Dell Software. He is also involved in the emerging technology space, serving as a founding member of the Blockchain Executive Group.

Enveil

Booth Number: ESE 32

Website: www.enveil.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/enveil-inc

Funding Stage: Corporate Round

Technology Overview: Enveil endeavors to protect data with homomorphic encryption while it is in use, the dangerous period when it is decrypted and available in cleartext. Their computational capability, termed “Never Decrypt,” offers the ability to continuously secure data in use while it is being “processed in the Cloud, on prem, or anywhere in between.” Their team includes experts from the US intelligence community. Enveil is competing with other homomorphic encryption startups including Baffle, Inpher, and Stealthmine, as well as several academic approaches.

Company Overview: Founder and CEO Ellison Anne Williams has extensive experience in both advanced research and leadership capacities, working with the NSA and top universities.

HotLink

Booth Number: ESE 14

Website: www.hotlink.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/hotlink

Funding Stage: Series A

Technology Overview: HotLink is a continuous security platform targeting Backup and Disaster Recovery services. Their service claims to detect malicious elements within the BU/DR system as well as increase the efficiency and speed of data recovery. They are working with a number of cloud providers including Amazon and Microsoft to integrate with online backup services.

Company Overview: Lynn LeBlanc, CEO and co-founder, spent her early career at IBM but has since developed prowess in bringing new technologies to market, including a successful launch of FastScale Technology, a company that was acquired by VMWare. Richard Offer, co-founder and VP of Engineering, has decades of development experience and several patents in datacenter management technology.

InstaSafe Technologies

Booth Number: ESE 38

Website: https://instasafe.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/instasafe

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: InstaSafe offers a remote platform which protects users while they are using enterprise applications and email outside of a secured network.

Company Overview: The company was founded in India by Sandip Kumar Panda, who has previous experience at industry giants like Symantec as well as work with the Cloud Security Alliance. Their principal investor is ABN Knowledgware.

Quadriga DLP

Booth Number: ESE 30

Website: https://quadrigadlp.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/quadriga-dlp

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: Quadriga offers a product called CyberVision which provides advanced analytics on some of the most dangerous cyber threats: internal attacks. Their protection platform includes comprehensive data discovery and classification, a big boon for those looking to simplify GDPR compliance.

Company Overview: There doesn’t seem to be much public information about their team.

Veriflow

Booth Number: ESE 28

Website: https://www.veriflow.net/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/veriflow-systems

Funding Stage: Series A

Technology Overview: Veriflow uses advanced verification analytics to predict outages or attacks before they occur, enabling greater preparedness and resilience in the event of hacking.

Company Overview: Their team boasts several technical PhDs and decades of combined experience in development. CEO and business leader James Brear also started Procera, which was acquired in 2015.

Deception

PacketViper, LLC

Booth Number: ESE 18

Website: https://www.packetviper.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/packet-viper

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: PacketViper’s deception technology misdirects attackers and exposes them automatically to prevent infiltration. The result is a significantly more efficient security system, promising 70% less unnecessary alerts and logs. They claim that this is the crucial piece of the puzzle in addressing vulnerabilities associated with rapidly increasing network volume.

Company Overview: CEO Francesco Trama has prior experience directing security engineering at large-scale enterprises. Co-founder Daniel Gynn has already founded several startups and served at the executive level at other companies.

Document DRM

Allure Security

Booth Number: ESE 44

Website: www.alluresecurity.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/allure-security-technology-inc

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: Allure provides what it claims to be “the industry’s first Data Loss Detection and Response (DDR) technology.” This platform offers automated tracking and protecting for documents to detect data breaches and prevent data loss in real time. It also offers an AI-powered decoy service which will generate “beaconized decoy documents.”

Company Overview: CEO Mark Jaffe has a long and impressive record of startup sales growth, including a successful acquisition of Prelert. Dr. Salvatore Stolfo brings technical expertise with decades of academic and government research in AI and related fields — the man has nearly 50 patents to his name!

Email Security

SecuLetter Co., Ltd.

Booth Number: ESE 22

Website: https://www.seculetter.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/seculetter

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: SecuLetter detects email exploits which are hidden in attachments or links that often prey on human error and sneak past end-users. Their technology hones in on the specific threat of “ non PE(Portable Executive) files which looks normal even though it has potential aggression.”

Company Overview: The company has won several awards at local startup competitions in Korea, and also successfully filed several patents and trademarks on their technology.

Tessian

Booth Number: ESE 39

Website: https://www.tessian.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/checkrecipient

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: Tessian, formerly known as CheckRecipient, offers an email security platform which uses AI to study user behavior and provide accidental or malicious data loss through misaddressed email. They also provide customizable walls and restrictions on user behavior in order to aid enterprises with regulatory compliance.

Company Overview: Co-founder Tom Adams has been with the company over 5 years, and boasts a strong prior career working for several international banks. Their principal investor is Accel Partners.

Endpoint Security

Hysolate

Booth Number: ESE 17

Website: www.hysolate.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/hysolate

Funding Stage: Venture — stage not reported

Technology Overview: Hysolate wants to install software-defined security on all endpoint machines, closing gaps and vulnerabilities in the network. They have a unique strategy of adding a “security and IT layer below the OS, bringing the data center virtualization revolution to the endpoint.” The big advantage here is that the user experience is completely unaffected by the platform since it runs underneath the OS — all your apps and processes can continue as before.

Company Overview: Tal Zamir, CEO and Co-Founder, has a strong technical background working both in government and defense, at the Israeli Ministry of Defence, as well as enterprise software development at VMWare. They also have strong backing and investment, including players like Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Innovation Endeavors — a VC firm headed up by former Google exec Eric Schmidt.

ReFirm Labs, Inc.

Booth Number: ESE 16

Website: https://www.refirmlabs.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/refirm-labs

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: ReFirm uses firmware vetting and verification to ensure that all connected devices are authenticated safely and incapable of undetected malicious behavior. They claim that this base functionality is powerful enough to eliminate the “need for source code, agents, SDKs, or network access.”

Company Overview: The team is comprised of several former NSA experts. Terry Dunlap, co-founder & CEO, also has industry experience as a former founder of Tactical Network Solutions, where he worked with co-founder Peter Eacman.

IoT Security

Beezz

Booth Number: ESE 21

Website: www.beezz.io

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/beezz

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: Beezz promises to be a universal and comprehensive solution for the existing “complex and inefficient IOT security process.” Their use cases described on their website seem to be focused on consumer goods like mobile phones and baby monitors, but it’s not entirely clear what is specifically unique about their solution. Their team has decades of experience and previously held high-level position with the Israeli military.
Company Overview: The founding team has experience concentrated in the Israeli military’s top cyber security experts. Additionally, several executives have years of experience in the telecommunications industry, building and analyzing large data flows through networks.

Cynerio

Booth Number: ESE 40

Website: www.cynerio.co

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/cynerio

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: Cynerio offers a solution for one of the largest security vulnerabilities for healthcare providers — connected medical devices. Their platform “combines device behavior modeling with medical workflow analysis to ensure patient safety and data protection,” which seems to be of great value to both providers and patients.

Company Overview: Co-founder and CEO Leon Lerman brings experience from military security positions as well as previous business development, including a career stretch at RSA. They have funding from Accelmed, an industry-specific investment firm, and are advised by Amichai Shulman, who founded Imperva.

eWBM, Co. Ltd.

Booth Number: ESE 11

Website: www.e-wbm.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ewbm-co—ltd-

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: eWBM offers “hardware-based low power security chips” optimized for IoT devices. Their devices offer a complete and unified root-of-trust HSM using several authentication methods including fingerprint recognition. Primary use cases include both consumer-facing and industrial applications, including security cameras and smart home technologies.

Company Overview: The company is based in Korea, and is growing quickly under direction of CEO Stephen Oh. They recently completed a test in partnership with Synopsys in which they certifiably “achieved first-pass silicon success for its MS1000 microcontroller with embedded security.”

Rhombus Systems

Booth Number: ESE 42

Website: https://www.rhombussystems.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/rhombus-systems

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: Rhombus has an advanced video security offering that combines several cutting-edge technologies to bring next-level analysis that turns mere video feed into actionable visual data. They integrate all of your surveillance network into a single console and use facial recognition technology to set up automatic alerts for certain individuals.

Company Overview: Founder Garrett Larsson has started companies in the cloud security space as well as served as an advisor or product strategist for firms of various sizes. His co-founder and technical expert M. Omar Khan boasts a long track record of enterprise development, and the two of them collaborated previously at Mojave Networks.

Upstream Security

Booth Number: ESE 25

Website: https://www.upstream.auto/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/upstream-security

Funding Stage: Series A

Technology Overview: Upstream is offering a unified platform to secure the data flows involved with connected vehicles, spanning both the manufacturing and aftermarket channels. Their technology makes use of “big data analytics and machine learning to protect fleets from cyber-threats and fraud, and provides insights on vehicle and driver behavior.”

Company Overview: CEO Yoav Levy has a broad range of experience including led product direction, management, and marketing at several software companies of various sizes. Their lead investor is CRV.

Privacy Technology

Allpriv

Booth Number: ESE 27

Website: www.allpriv.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/allpriv-dislm

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: Allpriv offers a “solution in data privacy on the go for enterprises” which protects roaming devices using public WiFi or untrusted USB storage devices. While we can’t find out all the details about their technology online, it is protected by patents and already being deployed by early adopters. Maintaining security outside of the enterprise’s network is obviously a huge priority, seems like this solution could drive value for a lot of companies.

Company Overview: We weren’t able to find many details about the team.

D-ID

Booth Number: ESE 33

Website: www.deidentification.co/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/d-id

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: D-ID offers an AI-powered solution to protect people and their identities against facial recognition technologies, enabling greater privacy and compliance with GDPR regulations. Their technology alters “photos and videos [to be] unrecognizable to face recognition algorithms, while keeping them similar to the human eye.” They are also graduates of Y-Combinator.

Company Profile: All three co-founders have a background in the Israeli Defense Forces, and extensive experience with cyber security.

Risk Assessment / Intelligence

Ataata, Inc.

Booth Number: ESE 45

Website: www.ataata.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ataata

Funding Stage: Series A

Technology Overview: Ataata offers a comprehensive dashboard for tracking and evaluating employees’ performance regarding security compliance, with a goal of rooting out the sources of human error. Their platform “scores risk, tracks employees’ attitudes about security, monitors training performance and shows companies how their workforce stacks up against others in their industry.” Hugely important to integrate these sorts of metrics into the day-to-day operations of a large organization, and unifying them into a single location could be massively helpful in that regard.

Company Overview: Michael Madon, CEO, has experience working in cyber security for the US Department of the Treasury, as well as previous roles at startups including RedOwl, a regulatory surveillance company which was acquired by Forcepoint. Their team also includes a strong creative element, with TV producers and other content makers helping with the visual element of their dashboard.

Axonius

Booth Number: ESE 03

Website: www.axonius.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/axonius

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: Axonius offers a unified dashboard for IT managers to simultaneously view and track all of the devices connected to a network, “both known and unknown.” Comprehensive knowledge about network usage is crucial to recognizing malicious or unauthorized elements, so this is an important first step. It’s not clear if the IT managers have any added control over the devices through this service, however.

Company Overview: CEO and Co-founder Dean Sysman has previous experiences with startups including deception company Cymmetria. He has also worked for the Israeli Defence Forces. Their primary investor is the Israel-focused VC firm YL Ventures.

Eastwind Networks

Booth Number: ESE 35

Website: www.eastwindnetworks.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/eastwind-breach-detection

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: Eastwind Networks provides customized reports and breach analytics for all of the shared infrastructure involved in digital and cloud adoption. Their service is extensive, surveying across “hybrid networks, cloud providers, hosted applications, logs and mobile workforce.” They claim that this broader scope of analysis can reveal patterns and threat vulnerabilities that were previously unknown.

Company Overview: CEO Paul Kraus and CTO Neil Terry have previously collaborated at Blue Coat Systems and Solera Networks in both security engineering and analytics. Their lead investor is Signal Peak Ventures.

GovReady PBC

Booth Number: ESE 08

Website: www.govready.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/govready

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: GovReady provides a direct and targeted service for companies looking to stay on top of security compliance regulations. Their “user-friendly, web-based self-service compliance” platform can automatically “map system components and organizational processes,” removing a larger burden from your security team. In addition, their service is open source and integrates with DevOps!

Company Overview: Doesn’t seem to be much publicly available information about them, perhaps they are still operating in stealth.

HOPZERO

Booth Number: ESE 02

Website: www.hopzero.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/hopzero

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: HOPZERO offers a program called HOPsnap that tracks and audits the movement of packets through your network in order to minimize unnecessary transfers that create new security vulnerabilities. After the audit, they generate a “graphical representation of all internal and external connected endpoints” which is then used for further securing of the network through more efficient transfer schemes.

Company Overview: The founding team boasts multiple previous IPOs and successful acquisitions, as well as software engineering experience from the US military.

Insignary

Booth Number: ESE 04

Website: www.insignary.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/insignary

Funding Stage: Series A

Technology Overview: Insignary offers “binary-level software composition analysis” with the goal of revealing security vulnerabilities and license compliance failures in networks. The end result is a customizable report which offers detailed information in a graphically readable interface.

Company Overview: CEO Mahnjoon Jang has previous experience in both venture capital and startup management, formerly serving as CFO at Black Duck. Sihaeng Cho, VP of Engineering, has solved major security problems at the enterprise and government level, and was a founding member of AhnLab.

M-Secure

Booth Number: ESE 19

Website: www.msecure.co

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/m-secure

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: M-Secure has just released a new tool called V-Finder, which “automatically detects vulnerabilities on Android App, iOS App, and iOT software.” They also offer several products for general cell phone security, including an encryption platform and anti-phishing technology specifically built for the human voice.

Company Overview: We’re not entirely sure on the details about their team since their website is not in English 🙂

Secudit, Ltd.

Booth Number: ESE 29

Website: www.secudit.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/secudit

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: Secudit offers a broad-ranging set of risk assessment technologies which help IT teams identify and shut down vulnerabilities before they turn into serious liabilities. Their multi-layered solution includes “user behavior monitoring, penetration testing, and cyber-threat intelligence feeds” for continuous intelligence on the security risks present in the network.

Company Overview: Founder Leitold Ferenc has decades of experience in academic research regarding computer viruses and security vulnerabilities, including at the Technical University of Budapest. He is also a member of the editorial board on academic journals including the Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques.

STEALIEN, Inc.

Booth Number: ESE 41

Website: www.stealien.com/home

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/stealien

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: STEALIEN provides an offensive security solution which actively steals foreign technologies from attackers in order to both increase the threat intelligence profile and remove the attackers’ advantage in terms of information asymmetry.

Company Overview: Founder Chanam Park has a substantial presence in the Korean security scene, having led several research teams and serving as a founder for a forum discussing innovations in security. The company boasts several paying customers already, claiming to already be serving over 50 million users globally.

SuAn Security

Booth Number: ESE 26

Website: https://www.malwarepot.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/security4u

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: SuAn Security (previously MalwarePot) offers a technology which can analyze Android applications to root out and detect intelligent malware. They offer in-depth reports of vulnerabilities at various levels.

Company Overview: The company is based in South Korea, but there is not a lot of available information in English on their team.

UpLevel Security

Booth Number: ESE 31

Website: https://www.uplevelsecurity.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/uplevel-security

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: Uplevel Security takes threat intelligence to the next level by using graph theory to provide a comprehensive overview of potential vulnerabilities and their relative priority. Their software is a holistic analytics solution which “retains historical data to uncover hidden threats and track patterns that can predict how attacks may manifest in the future.”

Company Overview: Co-founder Liz Maida has prior experience in product development and management at Akamai. One of their principal investors is Wan Li Zhu.

Whistic, Inc.

Booth Number: ESE 12

Website: https://www.whistic.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/whistic

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: Whistic integrates all risk assessment reports into a single platform, including cloud provider vulnerabilities. They also offer a platform which details best practices for responding to security incidents, so that these procedures can be standardized and quickly implemented in crisis situations.

Company Overview: The idea for the company was conceived at a Silicon Valley technology company which sought to standardize its security procedures, and eventually became a spinoff startup. The company recently won the “Best Enterprise Startup” award at Launch Festival.

Software-Defined Secure Networking

MetaNetworks

Booth Number: ESE 24

Website: https://www.metanetworks.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/metanetworks-technologies

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: MetaNetworks offers a software-defined perimeter which provides a separate and secure network that can connect people, applications, and sites. They want to create a virtual border for proprietary data and applications, rather than relying on the outdated model of a border based on physical location of company machines.

Company Overview: Co-founder and CEO Etay Bogner has lots of experience with startups, having previously founded Stratoscale, where he worked with co-founder Alon Horowitz. They also have a partnership with Symantec.

Threat Detection

Alsid

Booth Number: ESE 06

Website: www.alsid.eu

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/alsid

Funding Stage: Seed

Technology Overview: Alsid offers threat detection and early-stage remediation of exploits involving the Active Directory, a Microsoft IAM tool. Using existing threat intelligence and data analytics methods, their solution is quick to install and fast-acting, aiming to “[fix] security incidents before an attacker can exploit them.” Seems like a no-brainer for an added layer of intelligence about a platform which has so much potential attack-value.

Company Overview: Emmanuel Gras, co-founder and CEO, has industry experience doing security audits for Orange, as well as having spent time serving on regulatory compliance boards in the French government. Their principal investor is 360 Capital Partners.

Awake Security

Booth Number: ESE 15

Website: www.awakesecurity.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/awake-security

Funding Stage: Venture — stage unknown

Technology Overview: Awake Security claims to move from singular threat detection to an overall model of continuously monitoring activity using AI. By “continuously profil[ing] traffic, source users/devices and destination domains,” their service “detects tactics, techniques and procedures not just ephemeral signals.” It’s not entirely clear what metrics their technology uses to determine which data points are critical, but determining the most significant elements of malicious activity using AI seems very important.

Company Overview: Founder Michael Callahan has previously worked with startups like DataDog and gained industry knowledge through serving at Greylock.

Lenvio, Inc.

Booth Number: ESE 43

Website: https://www.lenvio-inc.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/lenvio

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: Lenvio offers a platform which integrates Detection, Discovery, and Defense into a unified solution which both studies and evades malware through intelligent and responsive interaction.

Company Overview: President B. K. Gogia was previously the founder of an artificial intelligence research firm that partnered with the federal government, Data Science.

LogicHub

Booth Number: ESE 34

Website: https://www.logichub.com/

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/logichub

Funding Stage: Series A

Technology Overview: LogicHub offers an intelligent threat analysis software which mimics the nuanced analysis of actual human security analysts. Its software automatically deploys alerts and recommendations based on “a sophisticated threat ranking engine to automatically prioritize potential threats and provides a high quality feed of security alerts.”

Company Overview: Co-founder Kumar Saurabh has several prior companies under his belt, and experience as the director of engineering at ArcSight, where he worked with fellow co-founder Monica Jain, who has extensive experience in product management including at Hewlett Packard.

SixGill

Booth Number: ESE 10

Website: www.cybersixgill.com

Crunchbase Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sixgill

Funding Stage: Series A

Technology Overview: Sixgill provides covert intelligence on potentially malicious or threatening activity on the dark web in order to predict attacks and hacking trends before they become catastrophic liabilities. Their product focuses on using algorithms to sift through data and ensure that the data reported to clients is as helpful and actionable as it can be.

Company Overview: CEO Avi Kasztan has previously led startup efforts of his own and worked for venture firms known for creating global partnerships. Their principal investor is Elron Electronic Industries.

Tala Security

Booth Number: ESE 23

Website: https://www.talasecurity.io/

Crunchbase Profile: None

Funding Stage: None reported

Technology Overview: Tala claims to be able to protect users from client-side attacks with a simple-install platform for PC and mobile that is entirely agentless. They also offer detailed intelligence on attempted client-side attacks to give your team a better idea of the attack landscape that they are managing, including AI-driven analytics to prioritize certain vulnerabilities.

Company Overview: Founder Aanand Krishnan boasts experience in product management at Symantec and investment banking at Morgan Stanley, with a career spanning a wide range of business contexts. His co-founder Sanjay Sawhney also comes from Symantec, and boasts decade of development experience.


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