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.

Cloud Security

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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