Hysolate, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based cybersecurity startup that has invented a hybrid endpoint architecture, raised $8m in funding.
Founded by Tal Zamir, a veteran of an elite Israeli cyber unit and former R&D leader in Wanova (acquired by VMware), and Dan Dinnar, former CEO of HexaTier (acquired by Huawei) and executive sales officer at CyberArk Software, from its founding sales team and through its IPO in 2014, Hysolate has also announced its launch out of stealth along with the public launch of its first product.
The company has built a platform upon an alternative “hybrid” architecture that allows enterprises to run multiple side-by-side operating systems on a single workstation, providing a seamless experience for end-users while maintaining the highest level of security.
Hysolate’s patented virtual air gap technology enhances virtualization to split an endpoint into two isolated operating systems:
– an unlocked operating system that provides users with full freedom, and
– another locked-down operating system that is only used to access enterprise resources.
This protects sensitive assets regardless of the type of attack vector used by attackers: whether they trick the user into installing malware or infect via the latest Windows zero-day vulnerability, attackers are trapped in one operating system and can’t reach the other.
Hysolate is currently working with some of the largest enterprises in the world, including several of the world’s biggest banks, technology vendors, financial services providers and other enterprise organizations.
The company also has offices in New York City.