4 Israeli Cybersecurity Firms Nab 2018 Fortress Awards By Business Intelligence Group
April 23, 2018 | Four Israel-based and Israel-founded cybersecurity companies nabbed a number of awards this month in different categories at the 2018 Fortress Cyber Security Awards hosted by Business Intelligence Group. Israeli-founded Dojo Labs, acquired by London-based cyber firm Bullguard in 2016, and which developed the Dojo, a device that protects Wi-Fi networks and other connected devices, won the “threat detection” award in the hardware and infrastructure category. Dojo Labs maintains offices in Herzliya. Deep Instinct, which uses deep learning for a security solution that protects against zero-day threats and APT attacks, and is able to identify malware from any data source in real-time, won awards for “endpoint protection,” “threat prevention,” and “mobile security” in the software and apps category. Founded in 2014, Deep Instinct was named late last year by US data processing chip maker Nvidia as the “most disruptive AI startup” out of over 800 ventures at the 2017 Inception Awards and a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum. Meanwhile, Israeli-founded Zimperium, which maintains headquarters in Dallas and offices in San Francisco, and specializes in security mobile devices and apps, also won a 2018 Fortress prize for “threat detection,” and “mobile security” in the same category. Zimperium has raised over $60 million since it was founded in 2010, including from Japan’s Softbank. This year, it was named a winner in the 2018 InfoSec Awards in both the CEO of the Year, and Hot Company for Enterprise Mobile Threat Defense categories. Finally, Rishon Lezion-based Cymulate, founded in 2016 and which develops SaaS-based cyber attack simulations, won Fortress accolades in “threat detection, and “breach & attack simulation” in the software and apps category for products and services. Cymulate also has offices in New York. The Israeli winners were among 35 global companies are services recognized in the inaugural business awards program by Business Intelligence, which seeks to “recognize organizations, products and people from around the world who are leading the field of cybersecurity by employing new and exciting innovations and tactics,” according to a company announcement earlier this year.