The enterprise today is becoming more and more connected as it recognizes the benefits of the IoT. But this is also rapidly increasing the attack surface for ransomware attacks. Gartner predicts that IoT endpoints are set to be around the 25 billion mark by 2021 which means that there will be a lot of unmanaged and un-agentable devices in this world without protection. Armis, with its Agentless Device Security Platform, is addressing this new threat landscape.
Founded in 2015 by Yevgeny Dibrov and Nadir Izrael, Armis is the best when it comes to enterprise IoT security. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California the company is trusted by many Fortune 1000 companies for its expertise in enterprise-class IoT security.
Designed to protect the new world
It is being said that 90% of the devices at the workplace will not be efficiently managed with traditional security solutions. Various devices like smartphones, smart TVs, cameras, smart lighting, printers, robotic arms, medical machines including infusion pumps, digital microscopes and more are increasing their presence at the workplaces today. But you cannot really put an agent on each one of them to track their performance constantly. This is where Armis comes in.
Armis provides an Agentless Device Security Platform which can see and manage devices at your office without any additional software. The Agentless Device Security Platform pulls all the information about the devices onto the Armis device knowledgebase which is on the cloud. The company is thus able to track each un-agentable device. It leverages its Threat Detection Engine and proprietary research to determine if a device’s behavior is suspicious or malicious and takes steps to ensure that your network of devices is secure.
The platform has newly come to Cortex, which is an open and integrated AI-based continuous security platform. This availability has helped Palo Alto Networks Cortex partners to deliver cloud-based apps which deliver innovative cybersecurity capabilities to its customers.
Raised $65 million in Series C
The past year has seen Armis’ revenue grow by a phenomenal 700% as it was able to get more clients on board with multiple multimillion-dollar contracts with enterprises all over the world. Its customers today include Sysco Goods, Samsung Research America, Allergan and many more.
With a deployment that is extended to more than 25% of the Fortune 100 companies, the company opened up its Series C round of funding earlier this year. The Series C saw the company raise $65 million bringing its total funding to $112 million. The funding round was led by Sequoia Capital and among the participants were Insight Venture Partners, Bain Capital ventures, Red Dot Capital Partners, Intermountain Ventures, and Tenaya Capital.
Meet the security expert
Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO and Co-Founder
He co-founded Armis along with Nadir Izrael in 2015. Prior to Armis, Dibrov was the Head of Global Business Development for cloud security company Adallom. He also served as a software engineer with the Israel Intelligence Corps.
He earned his B.Sc in Computer Engineering from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
The company has won a slew of awards and has been recognized widely as one of the best security companies on the planet. Among its long list of accomplishments are:
- In 2019, Armis’ Agentless Security Platform was named as the Silver Award winner in IoT category and the company was announced as the Bronze Award winner in the Best Cybersecurity Company (50 to 99 employees) category by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. Moreover, the company was selected as a finalist in SC Media 2019 Trust Award in the Best Threat Detection category
- In 2018, the company was the recipient of the 2018 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award. The same year, Armis was also recognized as a 2018 Emerging Vendor by CRN and as the Startup of the Year in Network Products Guide IT Awards. The World Economic Forum selected Armis as one of the Technology Pioneers
“Armis fills a massive gap in enterprise protection, providing agentless security for the growing number of unmanaged devices in our business. We get instant visibility into all the devices, understand what they are doing, and the ability to stop attacks in real-time. It’s an essential part of any security program.” –Curtis Simpson, CISO, Sysco Corporation
“Every company on this planet is vulnerable to IoT security problems. Armis is the only company I know that can look at these attack vectors today. It can see these devices, track their behavior, and disconnect them from the network to protect our business.” –Golan Ben-Oni, CIO, IDT Corporation
“Armis put a flash light on the dark space of IoT. As a very security oriented company, this kind of visibility is very important to us. That is why we use Armis.” –Gai Hanochi, Global Head of IT and IS, Gett
“Armis discovers all devices in your environment, analyzes their behavior to identify risks or attacks, and protects your critical business information automatically.”
“From managed to unmanaged to IoT – see all the devices and networks in your environment.”