Javelin Networks announces $5M Series-A funding to fuel its next-generation active directory protection platform
Date: Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:55
Javelin has appointed Greg Fitzgerald to the role of Chief Operating Officer
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Javelin Networks, the only company that protects Active Directory and provides autonomous breach prevention, containment, threat hunting and incident response capabilities, in an all-in-one artificial intelligence driven platform, announced a $5 million Series-A Financing Round to fuel its development and growth.
Investors participating in the Series-A financing are RSL Capital, Hillsven Capital, UpWest Labs, Tomer Weingarten, CEO of SentinelOne and other Private Investors.
Javelin has appointed Greg Fitzgerald to the role of Chief Operating Officer, where he heads operations, sales and marketing functions. Fitzgerald is known for accelerating the growth of leading companies with game-changing cyber security approaches and technology. His past roles include VP Marketing for TippingPoint (acquired by 3COM & HP), SVP Marketing for Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco), SVP for Fortinet and most recently, CMO on the Founding Executive Team at Cylance, growing it from a pre-revenue start-up to a Unicorn with a greater than $1.2B valuation.
“Cybersecurity is challenging vendors to innovate protection ahead of the attack. Javelin is disrupting the attacker by focusing on protecting the most sensitive and most exposed target, the Active Directory. After almost 22 years of bringing innovative companies to market and exceptional growth, Javelin is the first company I’ve experienced that actually stops attackers from gaining unfettered access to the organization.” said Greg Fitzgerald now at Javelin.
Javelin Networks also announced its Customer Advisory Board comprised of cyber security industry veterans, business leaders and CISOs. The Advisory Board is led by Stephen Ward, CISO of TIAA- CREF and Charlie Armstrong, former CIO of United States Customs and Border Protection, VJay LaRosa, VP of Global Security Architecture for ADP, Tom Baltis, CISO for DeltaDental, Arthur Stark, President of Bed Bath & Beyond and John Miller, Chief of Research for Cylance.
“Javelin Networks has distinguished itself with an innovative new approach to containing hackers to only the machine they compromise - and no further,” said Vjay LaRosa of ADP. “Active Directory is exposed by design, its database containing information about all users, servers, endpoints and applications inside the corporation and can be freely accessed by any attacker, anytime, from any machine connected to the corporate domain. We, the defenders, have no way of preventing attacker access with traditional security tools.”
“One company providing a unique and effective solution to dealing with Active Directory weaknesses is Javelin Networks,” said Ed Amoroso, former Chief Security Officer, AT&T.
Traditional Active Directory security solutions reside inside the Active Directory and don't have prevention or analysis capabilities, leaving defenders without any insight once a breach occurs, or the ability to automatically deflect attacks in real time. By the time they detect a breach, attackers have already penetrated the organization.
Endpoint devices have been the Achilles’ Heel for security teams as one of the most exploited entry points into corporate IT resources. A compromised endpoint connected to a corporate domain can jeopardize the entire organization. With it an attacker can gain full visibility of the entire organization just by querying the Active Directory database, stealing domain credentials and moving laterally, undetected, anywhere in the organization, including the cloud infrastructure and even networks with no internet connection.
“CISOs today are focused on defending endpoints, applications, network, mobile devices and so on. However, Active Directory, which is used by 9 out of 10 companies around the world is exposed by design and remains unprotected. Most of the breaches and APT campaigns are based on Active Directory attacks,” said Roi Abutbul, Founder and CEO of Javelin Networks. “By combining A.I., obfuscation and advanced forensics methodologies right at the point of breach, we can respond automatically and in real time to contain the attack.”