What We Do

SlashNext is addressing the human vulnerability problem in security with technical solutions purpose-built for the new multi-vector, multi-payload phishing threat landscape.

Why We Do it

While enterprise organizations have invested heavily in multi-layer security controls and cyber awareness training for employees, threat actors are exploiting the human attack surface like never before. Using new attack vectors, new evasion techniques, and new social engineering payloads, threat actors have strengthened their arsenal to achieve their malicious aims, and most organizations are ill prepared.

To protect organizations with quick-to-deploy solutions that disrupt next-generation phishing attacks, regardless of phishing attack vector.

SlashNext Mission

The SlashNext Story

Founded in 2014 by Atif Mushtaq, former lead architect of FireEye’s core malware detection technology, the team focused on phishing and social engineering as phishing began overtaking malware as the biggest online threat to businesses. While malware sandboxes used to examine suspicious files have matured, there were no technologies available to effectively “sandbox” and definitively detect web pages used in phishing attacks. At the same time, the fast-moving, short-lived nature of phishing attacks meant that threat actors could stay one step ahead of security controls powered by outdated threat data.

 

What was needed was a faster, more automated, more accurate approach.

 

So, he assembled a team of cybersecurity professionals in Silicon Valley and overseas, secured backing from top-tier venture capital firms, and pioneered a more effective, cloud-powered approach to phishing site detection. The result is a patented, award-winning, real-time threat detection technology called SEER™ and a variety of enterprise and OEM deployment options so that this breakthrough technology can be used where needed: in endpoints, mobile devices, network controls, and on-demand as part of phishing IR playbooks. 

Trusted to Stop Phishing Threats

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“SlashNext is the first advanced threat security product that we have bought to actually find issues that our NextGen Firewall, Callback Attacks Prevention tools and Anti-virus all missed.”

Raun Nohavitza
VP Cloud Operations and IT, Centrify

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“SlashNext has found a way to counter and defeat phishing attacks. And given that phishing is so prolific, and also often successful, it’s a technology that is sorely needed in today’s dangerous threat landscape.”

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Trusted to Stop Phishing Threats

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“SlashNext has sparked the interest of more customers than just about any other products we’ve seen in the last 3-5 years. They catch the threats that other solutions miss or never see."

Tim Adams
Director of Networking, Security, and IoT, IAS

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“All of our systems produce a lot of reports, but finding important information is like finding a needle in a haystack. The nice thing about SlashNext is that it only shows me the needles.”

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Leadership

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Atif Mushtaq is founder and CEO of SlashNext, the company pioneering a new, more effective way of protecting companies from the growing problem of Web-based phishing. Atif is the visionary behind SlashNext’s innovative approach that employs cloud-based Session Emulation together with SEER™ phishing detection technology to uncover threats.

Prior to founding SlashNext, Atif spent nine years at FireEye as a senior scientist, where he was one of the main architects of FireEye’s core malware detection technology. He has spent most of his career on the front lines of the war against cybercrime. He has worked with law enforcement and other global organizations to take down some of the world’s biggest malware networks including Rustock, Srizbi, Pushdo and Grum botnets.

Atif Mushtaq

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Awais Khan has more than 15 years of experience developing and designing enterprise class software. Prior to SlashNext Awais worked as Engineering Manager at Moobila, where his team built one of the very first Anti Virus for Android devices. Before Moobila he worked for Palmchip, Inc. as Principal Design Engineer, focused on creating Sandbox based Malware and Exploit protection systems.

Awais holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Punjab University, Lahore and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Management and Technology Lahore.

M Awais Khan

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Seamus Meagher is a technology sales veteran whose experience spans leadership roles at industry defining software and hardware companies such as Silicon Image, Transmeta, Red Hat, and VocalTec Communications. Prior to becoming VP of Worldwide Sales at SlashNext he was the VP of Worldwide Sales and an Executive Officer at Silicon Image (SIMG). Prior to joining Silicon Image, Seamus was Director of North America Sales at Transmeta Corporation (TMTA), a developer of innovative software based CPUs.

Before Transmeta Seamus was one of first sales people at Red Hat where he held the position of Director of Sales and was personally responsible for selling the industry’s first Enterprise Linux support contracts. He also helped establish Red Hat’s subscription service product offering which then led to one of the biggest IPOs in history (RHAT). Seamus started his career in technology sales at VocalTec Communications, the company who invented and patented the first Voice over IP software.

Seamus Meagher

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Robert brings more than 20 years of experience in senior financial leadership positions for software and cybersecurity companies varying in size from VC-backed start-ups to Fortune 100 firms. Prior to Slashnext, Robert was the Chief Financial Officer for Palerra, a leading enterprise cloud security provider (acquired by Oracle), where he held responsibility for all financial, accounting, business intelligence, legal, tax and human resources functions.

Prior to Palerra, Robert held senior financial management roles with Druva, Intransa, Intuit, and SAP. Robert received an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Jan Liband is the Chief Marketing Officer. Jan is an accomplished Silicon Valley marketing executive with over 20 years experience in high-tech B2B marketing. Jan’s industry expertise encompasses advanced networking technologies, cloud, security, application development, and data management.

Jan joins SlashNext from Celigo, a venture-backed Integration Platform-as-a-Service provider where he served as Vice President of Marketing and built the marketing team from scratch. Prior to Celigo, Jan was Chief Marketing Officer for DreamFactory, the company behind the DreamFactory open source REST API platform. Jan also held executive marketing positions with other private and publicly-held firms, including CollabNet, Embarcadero Technologies, and Wind River Systems.

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Barry Ruditsky, Senior Vice President of Business Development, brings more than 25 years of experience in global business development to Slashnext. A passionate leader with a combination of strong sales and business development skills, Ruditsky’s expertise involves developing strategic multi-channel business partnerships that generate and scale-out revenues.

Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Channels for BlueJeans Networks.   Prior to BlueJeans, he was on the executive team for Actiance during a period of accelerated growth sparked by strategic OEM and reseller partnerships.  An extended period with EMC’s Content Division leading BD and the OEM/ISV sales organizations.  He has also developed sales channels to provide incremental, and rapid growth at Documentum, eRoom Technology and several startups.

Mr. Ruditsky holds a Masters Degree in Finance from The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Brandeis University.

Barry Ruditsky

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Promod has 25 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as senior managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners. Promod joined Norwest in 1990, and has invested in more than 70 companies since he began his venture career. His investments have been worth more than $40B in aggregate exit value to date, as 25 of his portfolio companies have gone public and 37 have been acquired (or have gone public and been acquired).

In 2014 and 2016, Forbes recognized Promod as a “Hall of Fame” investor. 2016 marked Promod’s twelfth appearance on the annual Forbes Midas List, including 2004, when he was ranked the #1 venture capitalist based on performance over the previous decade. In 2006, Promod was presented with a Global Leadership award from NASSCOM, and he was honored with the 2011 SV Forum Visionary Award based on his outstanding achievements and contributions to the technology industry.

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Gaurav Garg is a Founding Partner of Wing. Gaurav is a board member at several private technology companies, including Cohesity, Shape Security, and Instart Logic. He incubated and helped build FireEye (IPO 2013), Ruckus Wireless (IPO 2012), and Jasper (Acquired 2016) into significant businesses, serving as a board member at each for more than ten years.

Gaurav has served on the boards of several other companies, including some that staged successful exits via IPOs or acquisitions such as NetScaler (Acquired 2005) and MobileIron (IPO 2014). He also worked extensively with, and co-sponsored investments in, Aruba (IPO 2007) and RingCentral (IPO 2013).

Gurav Garg

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Atif Mushtaq is founder and CEO of SlashNext, the company pioneering a new, more effective way of protecting companies from the growing problem of Web-based phishing. Atif is the visionary behind SlashNext’s innovative approach that employs cloud-based Session Emulation together with SEER™ phishing detection technology to uncover threats.

Prior to founding SlashNext, Atif spent nine years at FireEye as a senior scientist, where he was one of the main architects of FireEye’s core malware detection technology. He has spent most of his career on the front lines of the war against cybercrime. He has worked with law enforcement and other global organizations to take down some of the world’s biggest malware networks including Rustock, Srizbi, Pushdo and Grum botnets.

Atif Mushtaq

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