And the winner is… Talon Cyber ​​Security.

Talon, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, beat out nine other cybersecurity companies on Monday to win the “Most Innovative Startup” award at the RSA conference in San Francisco.

Founded in 2021, Talon was selected as the winner of the official RSA 2022 Innovation Sandbox competition by a jury, which heard from the 10 finalist companies on Monday afternoon at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Talon co-founder and CEO Ofer Ben-Noon said he was stunned when the judges revealed in front of hundreds of convention attendees at the event that Talon had won the contest.

“It’s very, very important to us,” Ben-Noon said. “That’s one of the biggest statements of support a young company can get.”

Ohad Bobrov, co-founder and chief technical officer of Talon, said his company expects to get its fair share of attention after winning Monday’s award. “It’s just such a great honor,” he said.

Here are the 10 competition finalists with product descriptions provided either by RSA or by the companies themselves:

Araali Networks

Year of foundation: 2018
Headquarter: Livermore, Calif.
Co-founder, CEO: Abishek Singh

Co-Founder, VP, Engineering: Bhanu Gopalasetty

Total funds raised: $10 million

“Araali is a threat management solution for cloud-native environments. It can both detect and block threats. Powered by eBPF, you can enforce explicit policies for “who can do what” in your virtual private cloud, preventing malicious code from establishing a backdoor or gaining access to our services. »



Year of foundation: 2020


Co-founder, CEO: Sharon Goldberg

Co-founder, CTO: Ethan Heilman

Total funds raised: $9 million

“BastionZero is a cloud service that gives engineering teams zero-trust access to their infrastructure (servers, clusters, databases, etc.). They use a new cryptographic protocol design to ensure that a compromise of their service will not lead to a compromise of your infrastructure.


Cado Security

Year of foundation: 2020

Headquarter: London, UK

Co-founder, CEO: james campbell

Total funds raised: $11.5 million

“Cado Security provides a cloud forensic platform. Designed to bring incident response into the cloud era, the Cado Response platform delivers forensic-level detail across cloud, container, and serverless environments. Cado simplifies cloud investigation and response by automating data capture and processing. The solution seamlessly presents incident evidence in a single timeline so security teams can quickly dive into important data and identify the scope and impact of the incident.



Year of foundation: 2019

Headquarter: San Francisco

Co-founder, CEO: Lior Levy

Co-founder, CTO: Ronen Slavin

Co-founder, VP, Engineering: Dor Atias

Total funds raised: $81 million

“Cycode is a comprehensive supply chain security software solution that provides visibility, security, and integrity across all phases of the SDLC. Cycode integrates with DevOps tools and infrastructure providers, strengthening their security postures by implementing consistent governance and reducing the risk of breaches with a series of scanning engines that look for issues such as encoded secrets. hard, infrastructure as code misconfigurations, code leaks, etc.



Year of foundation: 2019

Headquarter: Mountain View, California.

Co-founder, CEO: Ani Chaudhuri

Co-founder, CTO: Dr. Noah Johnson

Vice President, Sales: David McCaw

Total funds raised: $9 million

“Dasera helps organizations operationalize their data governance programs. The Dasera platform continuously monitors the context and policy of all data governance stakeholders in an organization, including security, compliance, privacy, and data owners. Dasera automatically integrates security and compliance into every phase of the data lifecycle, reducing risk and radically improving cross-functional collaboration.


tower of light

Year of foundation: 2020
Headquarter: Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-founder, CEO:Vladi Sandler

Co-founder, CTO: Or Azarzar

Total funds raised: $20 million

“Lightspin is an agentless cloud security platform that provides the tools and information needed to secure any cloud environment. Lightspin’s graph-based solution visualizes cloud environments and Kubernetes infrastructure from an attacker’s perspective to help organizations identify, prioritize, and remediate all open attack paths instantly, from code to build time , through operations.



Year of foundation: 2020

Headquarter: Palo Alto, California.

Co-founder, CEO: Giora Engel

Co-founder, CTO: Ziv Sivan

Total funds raised: $20.7 million

“Neosec builds application security with a platform that unifies security and development teams to protect modern applications against threats. The foundation of the SaaS platform relies on data and analytics to manage security at scale. Neosec prevents threats from abusing the complex network of APIs that connect today’s enterprises. »


Sevco Security

Year of foundation: 2020

Headquarter: Austin, TX

Co-founder, CEO: JJ Guy

Co-founder:Greg Fitzgerald

Total funds raised: $21.7 million

“Sevco’s Asset Operations Platform is a solution that continuously aggregates disparate information sources to produce clean, correlated data that informs an accurate and complete inventory of IT assets. With continuous, real-time processing of IT asset inventory, Sevco’s platform enables enterprises to operationalize asset intelligence the same way EDR has enabled organizations to operationalize data. terminals.


Talon Cyber ​​Security

Year of foundation: 2021

Headquarter: Tel Aviv, Israel

Co-founder, CEO: Ofer Ben-Noon

Co-founder, CTO: Ohad Bobrov

Total funds raised: $43 million (based on published reports)

“Talon modernizes security programs and improves user experiences for hybrid work by delivering a secure browser purpose-built for the enterprise. The TalonWork Browser gives customers the deep security visibility and control over SaaS applications needed to simplify security for the future of work.



Year of foundation: 2020

Headquarter: Portland, Oregon.

Co-founder, CEO: Smadari offer

Co-founder, CTO: Leonid Belkind,

Co-founder, Director of Innovation: Eldad Livni

Total funds raised: $78 million

“Torq is a no-code automation platform for security teams. Torq enables any security professional to connect to any system, anywhere, and easily create automated workflows that streamline security processes. Fortune 100 companies and cutting-edge startups trust Torq to help them maximize their cybersecurity investments, respond to threats faster, and deliver enterprise-speed protection.


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