The companies selected for this year’s awards represent some of the most innovative and technically advanced organizations in their approach to protecting customers. Hundreds of nomination submissions were evaluated. These awardees implement proactive and comprehensive platform technologies to ensure customers are protected against a wide range of cyberattacks. With a large number of businesses allocating considerable operational focus to digital transformation, the use of offerings from these cybersecurity companies is crucial for maintaining the security of valuable data and infrastructure.
The Software Report is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievements of The Top 25 Cybersecurity Companies of 2020.
Category: Anti-Phishing Solutions
Location: Pleasanton, California
SlashNext is a computer and network security company focused on cyber-attack detection and IT solutions. They aim to be a leader in protecting users from phishing through its proprietary technology that detects zero-hour phishing threats. According to the company, 75% of today’s phishing attacks get past users’ endpoint, SEG, proxy, and network defenses. That’s where their services come in — they work by performing dynamic run-time analysis on billions of URLs per day through virtual browsers and machine learning. The services are available on its mobile apps, browser extensions, and APIs that integrate with mobile endpoint management and IR tools.
Founded in 2017 by Atif Mushtaq, the company’s partners and customers include Centrify, Airsta, Argo Group, and Palo Alto Networks. In August, SlashNext brought in cloud services expert Patrick Harr as CEO. They noted a 350% increase in phishing attacks since January 2020 brought on by remote working, mobile usage, and Bring-Your-Own-Device arrangements for work. In October, the company launched its on-device AI mobile phishing defense for iOS and Android devices and will use natural language and link-based detection to target the increase in mobile-based phishing attacks.