Hot Israeli cloud security startups for the CIO, CSO watch list

Israel is a crucible for cloud security startups aiming to solve enterprise security issues for open source, serverless, container and virtual computing technology.

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The shift to cloud computing, virtual machines, and automated development has opened up a myriad of new security challenges that legacy firewall software can't handle. The changed architecture has created a demand for new solutions that has driven the germination of a crop of cloud security startups in recent years.

Many of those cloud security ventures are sprouting up in Israel, where there's deep information security know how and a culture of early adoption has prompted an embrace of digital transformation and cloud migration.

"What happened is that the technical expertise about that domain existed,'' said Dudu Mimran, a co-founder of endpoint security startup Morphisec. "Then, once you connect to that co-founders coming from the cybersecurity angle, the result is that you see many permutations of different types of security solutions for these environments."

Israel military spurs cutting-edge cybersecurity

Israel's technology sector has a reputation for cutting-edge cybersecurity technology that dates to the early 1990s. That's when several veterans of the military's signal intelligence unit established Check Point Security Technologies, a pioneer in the field of firewall perimeter security for corporate enterprises.

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