Almog Apirion, Co-founder and CEO
For any social or commercial transaction, trust is the foundational pillar. But when it comes to the modern-day IT environment, ‘trust’ is probably the one element that creates more vulnerabilities. In fact, experts hold poor password management and ineffective authentication practices accountable for most data breaches. That is why zero trust security architecture has become one of the most intensely discussed topics today. It ensures a more secure and more employee-friendly way of interacting with corporate apps and data and eliminates transitive trust. This concept has gained even more traction in a world where remote working has become the new normal, and the exposure to cyberattacks has increased significantly.
“Identity is the new key to securing critical assets and organizations have to take care of it. They, today, cannot afford to oversee gaps in traceability and bad password practices. To this end, zero trust solutions promise a feasible way forward by ensuring the proper verification of user identities without granting network access,” states Almog Apirion, the Co-founder and CEO at Cyolo.
Cyolo is a ‘zero trust, zero effort’ cyber security company built for today’s workforce that accesses corporate data from any corner of the globe. The company has architected the Next Generation Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA 2.0), a unified solution that allows IT and security teams to easily implement Zero Trust connectivity and create their own distributed cloud without any infrastructure change. “We are providing our customers the ability to use stronger authentication, including multi-factor authentication (MFA) and device authentication, even with systems that are not MFA-ready or not a part of their domain,” adds Apirion.
Prior to starting Cyolo, Apirion served for 15 years in the Israeli Navy. He was in charge of the cyber unit in the Israeli Navy. He then went on to become a CISO for more than six years. This gave him the opportunity and the exposure to secure connectivity of things. He soon realized a massive transition in the industry from private networks or IP -based connectivity to secure connectivity based on verifiable digital identities. Apirion also observed that often a single user has multiple accounts within organizations, creating a lot of gaps in traceability and leading to undesired damage to the company. In response, he decided to bring a full zero trust model into the picture under the banner of Cyolo.
Today, with its decentralized platform ZTNA 2.0, Cyolo securely connects all users from any location with continuous authorization and complete visibility.
The zero-trust platform is built for easy deployment and scales with minimal effort, supporting a wide range of business needs, growth, and expansion. Further, the platform supports both the IT and OT environments, allowing users to connect to their working environments, while optimizing security, agility, and productivity.
We provide organizations with the next generation of ZTNA, which offers true zero trust with no visibility into customers sensitive data, an adaptive platform that integrates with any environment, and the capability to strengthen your existing identity infrastructure
ZTNA 2.0 has built-in management processes and straightforward onboarding with no installation on a user’s environment. It allows access to the authorized asset and not to the network itself, thereby helping clients achieve their security objectives without compromising their business needs or user experience. Organizations can also implement risk-based policies according to the user’s current level of risk and securely connect any user to any system, resource, or platform. The platform increases visibility and control within clients’ infrastructure by automatically applying policies and enabling real-time supervised access and session recording. As a result, businesses can access a full audit trail that can integrate with their existing SIEM solution and even disconnect risky sessions by the organizational SOAR. ZTNA 2.0 also just-in-time supervised access to connect users and third parties in real-time to ensure they only access what they need, when they need it. “Our platform is a pure software solution. We always promote zero effort for zero trust by simplifying the journey for organizations and improving security, operational agility, and user experience,” adds Apirion.
To help organizations stay agile, secure, and productive, Cyolo has made it its mission to transform the entire organizational cyberspace by delivering identity-based connectivity. The company strives to redefine secure connectivity for organizations and will continue to help secure access for developers, OT operators, employees, and third parties. The platform is adaptive, allowing organizations to integrate their existing controls to increase security, agility, and the value of your existing security stack. Cyolo has doubled its revenue quarter over quarter and is expanding rapidly by supporting organizations on their Zero Trust journey. “We are driven by our passion for reforming the security infrastructure for clients by offering an improved zero trust model to them. Our success is evident from the positive feedback that we receive from our clients, which is driving us to offer full-stack identity-based connectivity to enterprises,” concludes Apirion.