Five enterprise browsers and extensions to protect your online security

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The user privacy and security space is becoming increasingly crowded, with hundreds of millions of dollars pouring into new Israeli companies

In recent years, there has been an influx of Israeli companies that have formed or pivoted to improve user security and privacy online. The pandemic has been a big catalyst for this, as employees shifted their work habits to working from home and less from a centralized office, as well as user awareness of big tech companies taking too many liberties with their data.

Below are a number of Israeli-based companies that have been making waves and hope to address some of the challenges currently facing browsers trying to ensure user trust.

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More and more companies are raising funds to protect users online.

Last name: Island
Product: A secure enterprise browser
Year of foundation: 2021
Funding: $225.5 million
Founders: CEO Michael Fey and CTO Dan Amiga

Island only left stealth in early 2022, but has already caused a stir. It develops a secure enterprise browser that helps bridge the gaps between consumer-focused browsers and the complex IT and security requirements of businesses around the world. According to the company, essential business needs are integrated into the browser, making it appear like a normal browser such as Google Chrome or Safari.

Island’s headquarters are located in Dallas and run by Fey, with the R&D center based in Tel Aviv and managed by Amiga.

Last name: Red Access
Product: Saas-based security platform to secure “browsing”
Year of foundation: 2021
Funding: $6 million
Founders: Zvi Dery and CEO Tal Dery

Another company that only sneaked out this year is Red Access. It helps protect against modern cyber threats without the need for endpoint agendas or changing habits or workers, regardless of location. It secures every web session on any browser and helps protect against file, identity and data based attachments such as phishing, ransomware etc.

Both co-founders served in the IDF and each has offensive and defensive experience in the cyber community. Red Access plans to expand its operations, accelerate customer growth and strengthen its strategic partnerships. It has its headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Last name: Keep
Product: In-browser extension that detects threats while browsing the Internet
Year of foundation: 2018
Funding: $47 million
Founders: Amos Peled, Daniel Sirota and Michael Vainshtein

For these founders, Guardio is the second company they have created together. Guardio has developed an in-browser extension designed for home users and freelancers to help detect threats such as phishing and malware. With its $9 monthly subscription, it is understood that the company’s revenue has already reached tens of millions of dollars.

All three founders served in an elite Israeli cyber-intelligence unit in the Prime Minister’s Office. Peled and Sirota are only 28, with Vainshtein the only one of the three to turn 30.

Last name: Seraph Security
Product: Browser security solution to protect company assets
Year of foundation: 2020
Funding: N / A
Founders: CEO Ilan Yeshua and CTO Avihay Cohen

Seraphic only came out stealth this week, and yet he is expected to join a crowded field. Seraphic provides secure browsing for employees and contractors working from work or personal devices.

The company is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, with an additional office in Wilmington, Massachusetts. “The browser is the backbone of an organization’s operational capability and is where employees spend most of their time conducting day-to-day activities, opening a giant window for threat actors to conduct business. malicious,” Yeshua explained.

Last name: Heel
Product: Browser-based cybersecurity platform
Year of foundation: 2021
Funding: $126 million
Founders: CEO Ofer Ben-Noon and CTO Ohad Bobrov

Talon has brought its total funding to date to over $126 million after announcing a $100 million Series A this week. The company has a device-independent solution, TalonWork, which acts as a secure browser for businesses. It helps companies manage a hybrid workforce without compromising the safety or security of their employees.

Talon recently spoke with CTech at Calcalist’s Work After Work event, where CEO Ben-Noon explained, “We’re starting to see more events, more hacks happening from compromised endpoints, unmanaged devices and people using their own devices. The challenges are becoming, in a sense, greater than in the past.

Ofer Ben Noon speaking to James Spiro at the Calcalist’s Work After Work event

First published: 09:37, 05.08.22

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