LightCyber Receives SC Magazine 2015 Security Industry “Innovator” Recognition
Company Also Designated Top 10 “Coolest Security Startups” by CRN
LOS ALTOS, Calif. and RAMAT GAN, Israel – October 28, 2015 – LightCyber, a leading provider of Active Breach Detection solutions, today announced that it has been recognized as a 2015 Innovator by SC Magazine, as well as one of ten “Coolest Security Startups” by CRN magazine.
“As we gain considerable recognition, we see validation for our unique approach toward solving the targeted attack and insider threat crisis,” said Gonen Fink, chief executive officer, LightCyber. “The mainstream security industry is finally starting to acknowledge that sophisticated attackers can always find a way to circumvent conventional threat prevention systems, and that insiders will intentionally or unintentionally use their privileged access credentials to compromise company security. The key is to be able to identify these behaviors as both anomalous and malicious based on behavioral profiling of the user accounts, network traffic, and endpoint systems. We are pleased to see our vision and potential recognized by two leading industry publications – SC Magazine and CRN.”
SC Magazine identified LightCyber as being one of two companies it selected as a 2015 Innovator in the category of “Perimeter Defense.” SC Magazine recognized the LightCyber Magna platform as a worthy response to the changing demands in the security industry. “This is one of those companies that makes us glad we are working in the security space,” noted Technology Editor, Peter Stephenson. In the article, he asks the question, “…if the perimeter is going away, how does one defend a perimeter that no longer exists?”
The New Security Imperative
LightCyber assumes that intrusions occur and that misuse of corporate credentials cannot be comprehensively prevented. These recognitions from SC Magazine and CRN validate the need for organizations to proactively deploy infrastructure, such as the Magna platform, that identifies these attackers before their compromise objective is complete. Explains Dr. Stephenson, “To address the breach detection gap, LightCyber uses behavioral analysis. This starts with a baseline profile. They then apply attack detectors that see universal indicators – they are not static – looking at hundreds of behaviors indicative of anomalous activity.”
Cool Security Company
In addition to the SC Magazine award, LightCyber was named to The Channel Company’s list of ten “Coolest Security Startups” in CRN magazine and appears first on the list. Earlier this year, LightCyber was named to the exclusive 2015 CRN Emerging Vendors List. The annual list features up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers. The vendors recognized this year have demonstrated a commitment to developing new technologies to meet growing market demands.
CRN noted that, “With more and more of the security industry moving to an acceptance that protection technologies aren’t enough, LightCyber’s platform works to detect hackers already inside of the environment by identifying anomalous behavior at the network and endpoint level, and then helping to stop the breach.”
LightCyber works exclusively with channel partners and is dedicated to the channel sales model. Over the last few months, the company has significantly expanded its channel partner network and plans to nurture and grow it even more over the year.
- Video interview with health care company on how to detect active network attackers
- Infographic showing the “Four Facts That Will Surprise You About a Targeted Data Breach” and why organizations need to re-think security to deal with the realities of internal and external network threats
- Blog about shortcomings of legacy “artifact-based” prevention technologies and the misuse of the word “behavioral detection”
LightCyber is a leading provider of Active Breach Detection solutions that accurately detect active cyber attacks that have circumvented traditional threat prevention systems. The LightCyber Magna platform is the first security product to simultaneously profile both network traffic and endpoint state in order to accurately detect compromised user accounts and devices early in the attack lifecycle, and to enable security operators to remediate breaches and stop attacks before real damage is done. Founded in 2011 and led by world-class cyber security experts, the company’s products have been successfully deployed by top-tier customers around the world in the financial, legal, telecom, government, media and technology sectors. For more information, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.