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RSAC 2019 Showcases Entrepreneurs Securing Our New World
March 27, 2019
By Paul Shomo NEWS ANALYSIS: Overcoming enormous pre-show hurdles, asset management vendor Axonius won the RSA Conference 2019’s Innovation Sandbox.
Cybersecurity Interviews: Dean Sysman: You Are Swamped with Data
March 25, 2019
By Douglas Brush In this episode we discuss, his start in infosec in Israel, being a founder, measuring security effectiveness, cyber security fundamentals, hiring the right people, participating in the community, and so much more.
The RSA business roundup: Products
March 12, 2019
By Joe Uchill RSA, which wrapped up on Friday, is a business-focused conference, and Codebook caught up with many businesses to discuss their latest news and insights.Axonius won an RSA award for innovative startup with a product marketed as intentionally boring. "Asset management isn't exciting, but if you asked every CISO at RSA if they want a system to keep track of their systems, they all will say yes," said CEO Dean Sysman.
Axonius Named “Most Innovative Startup” at 2019 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest
March 5, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO – March 5, 2019 – RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, announces that Axonius was selected winner of the fourteenth-annual RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest. A panel of leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry veterans judged the contest and named AxoniusRSAC’s “Most Innovative Startup 2019.” Duality Technologies was recognized as well by the judges for building SecurePlus™ platform for secure collaboration on sensitive data.
Axonius' 'Unsexy' Tool Wins RSAC Innovation Sandbox
March 5, 2019
By Sara Peters RSA CONFERENCE 2019 – San Francisco – Axonius, a company solving the "unsexy" topic of asset discovery and management, was awarded top honors at the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest here Monday, beating out solutions for edgier problems including firmware vulnerabilities and API attacks. Axonius narrowly beat out second-place honoree Duality, an end-to-end homomorphic encryption solution that enables collaborative data analysis in low-trust situations.
#RSAC: Innovation Sandbox 2019 Winner Crowned
March 5, 2019
By Dan Raywood The annual Innovation Sandbox event at RSA Conference is an event intended to demonstrate the new technology coming into the cybersecurity industry, giving a platform to the top companies who enter and crowning a winning entry. Selected by a judging panel of CISOs, investors and security veterans, the 10 companies presented for three minutes each in an aim to win the coveted prize of Innovation Sandbox winner, and stand alongside former winners including Sourcefire, Waratek and Phantom Cyber.
Axonius raises $13 million to help businesses track and secure their connected devices
February 12, 2019
By MANISH SINGH As hackers get smarter and the magnitude of their damage expands, a growing number of cybersecurity firms are trying to persuade legacy companies to rethink their security strategy. Israeli startup Axonius today raised $13 million in series A funding to continue that pursuit. The round was led by California-headquartered VC firm Bessemer, Axonius said. Amit Karp from Bessemer is joining the startup’s board of directors. YL Ventures, Vertex, WTI, and Emerge, which participated in Axonius’ $4 million seed fund in 2017, have renewed their commitment in this new round.
Axonius raises $13 million to boost product that tracks connected devices
February 12, 2019
By Greg Otto You’d be hard pressed to find someone in charge of an enterprise’s information security efforts who finds it easy to monitor all the connected devices sitting on the network. New York-based Axonius understands this, which is why it created a platform that allows CISOs to automatically boot these devices off a network if they don’t fit with the enterprise’s security policies. The company is building its business around the platforms, thanks to a new funding raise.
Term Sheet -- Tuesday, February 12
February 12, 2019
By POLINA MARINOVA Axonius, an Israel-based cybersecurity asset management startup, raised $13 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including YL Ventures, Vertex, WTI and Emerge.
Axonius Raises $13 Million Series A
February 12, 2019 Bessemer leads round to help cybersecurity asset management leader accelerate growth and product innovation; Amit Karp joins board of directors. Cybersecurity asset management company Axonius today announced that it has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from existing investors YL Ventures, Vertex, WTI and Emerge. The company will use the new funding to accelerate customer growth and expedite product innovations for the Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform.
February 12, 2019
By Dan Primack Axonius, a New York-based cybersecurity asset management startup, raised $13 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led, and was joined by return backers YL Ventures, Vertex, WTI and Emerge.
Axonius Raises $13 Million Series A to Help Enterprises Automate Cybersecurity Asset Management and Security Policy Enforcement
Bessemer leads round to help cybersecurity asset management leader accelerate growth and product innovation; Amit Karp joins board of directors
February 12, 2019
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cybersecurity asset management company Axonius today announced that it has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from existing investors YL Ventures, Vertex, WTI and Emerge. The company will use the new funding to accelerate customer growth and expedite product innovations for the Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform.
5 reasons why asset management is a hot topic in 2019
February 6, 2019
By Dean Sysman, CEO, Axonius
Sometimes buzzwords are good predictors of what organizations see as priorities in a given year. If you surveyed both the revenue-generating and security functions of enterprises in 2019, you would hear two terms often repeated: digital transformation and zero trust.
RSAC Innovation Sandbox 2019: Cloud, identity, application security take center stage
February 5, 2019
By Paul Shomo
Take note of these startups. Innovation Sandbox has been around for 15 years. A whopping 42 percent of finalists from its first ten years have been acquired. Finalists in the past five years have received $1.5B in funding.
RSA Conference Announces Finalists for Innovation Sandbox Contest 2019
February 5, 2019
BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announces the 10 finalists for its annual RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest. The competition is dedicated to providing innovative startups a platform to showcase their groundbreaking technologies that have the potential to transform the information security industry. Past winners include companies such as Phantom, Invincea, UnifyID and, most recently, BigID.
Axonius Selected as Finalist for 2019 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest
February 5, 2019
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cybersecurity asset management company Axonius announced it has been named one of 10 finalists for the RSA® Conference 2019 Innovation Sandbox Contest. On Monday, March 4, Axonius will present its Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform to a panel of industry veteran judges and a live audience in a three-minute quick-pitch and Q&A, competing for the coveted title of “Most Innovative Start Up” at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco.
Marketing Is Overpromising And Under-Delivering Cybersecurity
December 4, 2018 There’s no other way to describe it: the fear-mongering of cybersecurity marketing is ruining the industry. That may sound sensationalist — much like the marketing tactics that the majority of the industry uses — but it is difficult to put current advertising attitudes into other words. Every other day sees a major cybersecurity breach, and every other day cybersecurity companies send out their marketers to transfer fear into sales.
Unlocking the American market: A seed-to-A guide for cybersecurity startups overseas
December 2, 2018 For non-U.S. cybersecurity startups with high aspirations, selling to the U.S. isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Markets like Israel are too small to support venture-scale businesses, and other large markets (Europe, Asia) present their own complications. Given this dynamic, it’s never too early to start planning. Here is an outline of the playbook my firm uses to support seed-stage Israeli startups as they penetrate the American market, along with insights from founders at various stages of growth.
Axonius CEO Dean Sysman Featured on the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast
October 30, 2018 Axonius CEO and Co-Founder Dean Sysman was the featured guest on the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast with hosts David Spark and Lyft CISO Mike Johnson. Dean and Mike discuss
- The safest way to check out the contents of a USB drive (hint: they both agree to use fire)
- That CISOs want to hear more about asset management for cybersecurity
- Ambulance-chasing in cybersecurity and how we can all do better.
NSA security and why “any cyber threat that fundamentally challenges our core cultural institutions is the biggest threat” – Interview
August 13, 2018 / By Sam Brake Guia Our digital lives are plagued with vulnerabilities. For many of us, we are open to attack due to lack of awareness and knowledge. The best way to combat these weaknesses is to prepare and educate ourselves. But for those at the top of their game, this should be a given, and there is very little excuse for vulnerability and weakness.
Cybersecurity Asset Management Startup Axonius Boosts Advisory Board with 3 Industry Experts.
August 2, 2018 NEW YORK, NY, August 2, 2018 — Axonius, provider of the first cybersecurity asset management platform to help companies see and secure all devices, today announced that Edna Conway, Hardik Parekh, and Tomasz Chowanski have joined its Advisory Board. As noted cybersecurity and innovation experts, the new additions to its Advisory Board will assist Axonius in further extending its lead as the dominant player in the emerging cybersecurity asset management market.
Axonius: A New Approach to Device Management
May 3, 2018 / By Tom Field At a time when so many new devices are connected to enterprise networks, security leaders struggle just to inventory the devices - never mind secure them. Nathan Burke, CMO of Axonius, a new device management vendor, discusses the niche Axonius fills
Hottest cybersecurity products at RSA 2018
April 17, 2018 / By Peter Sayer The RSA Conference has become a key venue for cybersecurity vendors to announce new products. Here are a few of the most interesting new tools being shown there.
The importance of security in the modern BYOD workplace
March 29, 2018 / By Sam Brake Guia Our workforces are now more mobile than ever. Whether they are working from home, on the road giving presentations or even in the office, it is more than likely that a companies employees are connected and working. However, unlike traditional work environments, it is probable that many of these employees are not connected using company equipment or devices.
Axonius Uses Existing Tools to Find, Secure Devices
March 27, 2018 / By Eduard Kovacs Axonius emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday with a platform designed to help organizations identify and secure all the devices on their network by leveraging existing security and management tools.
New asset management platform lets businesses see and secure devices
March 27, 2018 / By Ian Barker One of the basic problems businesses face in preventing attacks is effective discovery and identification of their technology assets. This is made worse by the growth of BYOD and Internet of Things devices. Israel-based Axonius is looking to solve this problem with the launch of its Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform to enable customers to see and secure all their devices.
Axonius goes retro to see and secure all devices
March 27, 2018 Just 6 months after its seed funding, Axonius today announced the general availability of its Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform to enable customers to see and secure all devices.
Bringing Cybersecurity Back to 1985, Axonius Goes Retro to See and Secure All Devices
NEW YORK, NY and TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL, March 27, 2018 -- Just 6 months after its seed funding, Axonius today announced the general availability of its Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform to enable customers to see and secure all devices. With over 100,000 devices already managed at early customers worldwide, today’s announcement marks the official availability of the platform in advance of the world’s largest cybersecurity conference, the RSA Conference 2018 held in San Francisco.
Axonius wants to help businesses manage all of their devices; raises $4M seed round
Sep 6, 2017 / By Frederic Lardinois Axonius wants to help enterprises manage their fast-growing number of mobile, compute and IoT devices that now use their networks and in the cloud. The idea here is to provide these companies with a single platform that allows them to see which devices are active on their networks and control them. This, in turn, enables enterprises to plug potential security holes. Any uncontrolled device on a network is, after all, a potential gateway for hackers.
New technology platform helps secure business devices
Sep 6, 2017 / By Ian Barker Thanks to increased use of mobile and BYOD devices, there's a significant risk to business networks from un-managed and uncontrolled devices which could offer a route for security breaches. Israeli startup company Axonius is looking to solve this problem with a new platform designed to eliminate blind spots on the network and provide a single place to understand, manage and control the security of all end user, compute and IoT devices.
Axonius raises $4 million to secure IoT devices in the enterprise
Sep 6, 2017 / By Michael Kan Axonius, an Israeli startup that’s working to secure businesses in the age of the Internet of Things, has announced $4 million in seed funding. The startup’s software is designed to help businesses address a pair of important questions. How many devices are on their corporate network? And, more importantly, are they all secure?
IoT Enterprise Startup Axonius Looks To Build Up Sales Efforts With $4 Million In Seed Funding
Sep 6, 2017 / By Lindsey O'Donnell Israeli startup Axonius, which touts a platform that helps enterprises secure Internet of Things devices, on Wednesday announced it had landed $4 million in seed funding.
Axonius, Interview with CEO Dean Sysman
Sep 6, 2017 Axonius, an Israeli developer of a platform to secure and manage connected devices in use by businesses, has just announced a $4m seed funding round. In conjunction with it, Dean Sysman, CEO and co-founder, answered our questions about the company, the product, the round of funding and future plans.