Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup Cymmetria focuses in defense against advanced persistent threats using uses proprietary deception technology. Founded in 2014, Cymmetria currently employs 28 people in offices in Tel-Aviv and San-Francisco. The founders have extensive military experience in the elite intelligence unit 8200 of the Israeli Defense Forces, and their team consists of cybersecurity experts including InfoSec veterans, military specialists, and APT and malware researchers. Cymmetria’s solution, which can be deployed on-site or used over the cloud, uses machine virtualization as a disguise to an organization’s real networks in order monitor network activities.
It is scalable and integrates fully with an organization’s current security architecture. During an instance where a network is hacked, Cymmetria’s system leaves a false trail of data objects called Breadcrumbs which closely follows which servers are contacted and when. From there, Cymmetria uses their virtual machines as “decoys” to make them indistinguishable from any other machine on the network. Once the attacker interacts with the decoy, the attacker’s resources are compromised, full forensics are generated, and then Cymmetria performs attack mitigation.
- Company: Cymmetria
- Started: 2014
- HQ: Tel Aviv, Israel
- VC Raised: $10.6M in 3 Rounds from 5 Investors
- Employee Count: 28
- Product: Cybersecurity – Deception Technology
- Anomaly Detection
- Machine Virtualization