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Endgame: Protecting the World’s Data from Attack

All over the world, shocking headlines revolved around massive cyber security breaches, data thefts, and Ransomware throughout this year. We all have important data and information. The same is true for business organizations as they deal with millions of dollars. In every case, having the right cyber security to protect you against known and unknown threats is important.

This is where Endgame comes in. Endgame is the single endpoint protection platform uniting prevention, detection response, and threat hunting in a single autonomous agent. “Our mission is to protect the world's data from attack,” says the CEO, Nathaniel Nate Fick. With a vision to prove every day by stopping breaches, Endgame offers the only endpoint security product that customers will ever need.

Cybersecurity is among the toughest technological and national security challenges of our time. Organizations around the world are spending nearly $75 billion on security. But the number of breaches and data thefts continues to skyrocket. But Endgame is here to change that. The company vows to transform the paradigm and definitely doesn’t accept breaches as the status quo.

The Endgame difference is that you can stop second-guessing whether you’re protected. That’s been a reality since its establishment in 2008. Speaking about his company, Nate says: “We combine science and technology to make life for the bad guys a little harder every day, all in an effort to make the aspiration of a safe and secure Internet a reality.”

Why Endgame

  • Unlimited Scope: Full-stack endpoint protection stops exploits, phishing, malware, fileless attacks, and ransomware across the MITRE ATT&CK™ matrix with the people you already have
  • Unprecedented Speed: Autonomous agent provides 24x7 online and offline protection with no round trip to cloud required
  • Zero Training: Artemis®, Endgame's AI-powered chatbot, and Resolver®, Endgame's intuitive attack visualization, elevates tier 1 analysts and accelerates tier 3 analysts to stop attacks before damage and loss

The Expert team

The challenges that cyber security experts face is nothing ordinary. It requires precision and innovation. That’s why Endgame views that its people as the most valuable asset. “To solve these cyber security challenges, we can’t apply the same people, processes, and technology and expect different results,” the CEO explains. “We bring to bear the best across enterprise tech, security domain expertise, data science, user experience, and academia to challenge the industry-standard of what makes a good security product.” That’s what Endgame has been doing every day and the results are promising.

Cybersecurity requires the brightest minds to tackle today's security challenges. This is why it doesn’t matter if you’re hackers, public servants, or industry gurus, or even into academics; Endgame has a place and role for those who are committed to make the Internet a safer place. Every employee grows along with his company. But the image is slightly different at Endgame. “We don’t view professional development as an added perk, but as a necessity,” supports Nate.

Staying ahead of the evolving threats requires a workforce who constantly strives to remain at the top of their field. This is why employees are encouraged to participate in the community through publications, conference attendance, and speaking opportunities. While speed and precision are a necessity with Endgame, the company grants flexibility to its employees. “We don’t believe in punching time cards, but rather knocking out code and content during you and your team’s optimal work hours,” he says. “We break traditional organizational stovepipes, and encourage collaboration within and across teams.” This unique setting has helped to foster those serendipitous encounters and open communication that builds a great team and promotes innovation!

Values on the pedestal

  • Integrity: Being honest, authentic, and committed
  • Boldness: Thinking big, challenging yourself, taking risks, and failing fast are part of the Endgame journey
  • Speed: Speed with precision is a must
  • Openness: Listening, Building shared context, collaborating, and disagreeing in real-time is part of Endgame
  • Responsibility: Take the initiative and own the outcomes

Meet the Pioneer

Nathaniel Fick, CEO

Nate Fick has been CEO of Endgame since 2012. He is also an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Before joining Endgame, Nate was CEO of the Center for a New American Security. He led Marine Corps infantry and reconnaissance units in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. His book about that experience, One Bullet Away, was a New York Times bestseller, a Washington Post "Best Book of the Year," and one of the Military Times' "Best Military Books of the Decade.”

Nate is a graduate of Dartmouth College, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard Business School. Nate serves as a Trustee of Dartmouth, and on the Military & Veterans Advisory Council of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Trout Unlimited.

“Endgame exists to transform that paradigm and not accept breaches as the status quo.”

“We combine science and technology to make life for the bad guys a little harder every day, all in an effort to make the aspiration of a safe and secure Internet a reality.”

“Endgame is a place where we put our values to work to make the world a better place, every day.”