About – Our Story/The Team/Investors
AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO ENDPOINT SECURITY
enSilo took a different approach to securing the endpoint. It all began with a simple premise.
How do you protect endpoints despite being infected?
The answer was simple. Protect the endpoint and its corresponding data, out of the box, and in real-time, no matter what. In doing so, it required development of a patented approach to provide post-infection protection. Over time we have developed pre-infection, threat hunting, and incident response capabilities for a comprehensive endpoint solution. Some of our customers have called it an upside-down approach. Others have said we take all the security drama out of the picture. Any way you look at it, it’s a refreshing approach, because enSilo protects endpoint both pre- and post-infection. We worry about malware so you don’t have to.
RICH EXPERIENCE, KNOWN FOR INNOVATION
The enSilo team brings over 100 years of operational experience in cybersecurity from some notable companies.
Roy is a 15-year seasoned product manager and security market strategist, combining strong technical knowledge with proven sales and marketing skills. Prior to enSilo, Roy led Akamai’s security strategy. Before that, he managed Imperva’s data security products and architecture management. Additionally, Roy held various product management and R&D leading roles at several international public and privately-held companies. Roy holds a BSc in Information Systems from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and MBA in finance and business strategy from the Hebrew University. Roy is a DIY master, enjoying fixing anything from cars to home improvement.
Udi has more than 15 years of experience in cyber-security with a proven track record in leading cutting edge cyber-security R&D projects. Prior to enSilo, Udi spearheaded the direction of the cyber-security unit at the National Electronic Warfare Research & Simulation Center of Rafael Advanced Defense System and served as its CTO. Additionally, he developed and led Rafael’s cyber training programs. Udi’s achievements at Rafael have been recognized, winning him excellence and innovation awards on complex security projects. Prior to Rafael, Udi served as a system architect at the IDF. He holds a BA in Computer Science from the Open University. Udi’s additional accomplishments include holding a karate black-belt.
Tomer has over 12 years of experience in security research. Tomer focuses on original research such as malware reversing, hostile code and extreme packers. In his prior role, Tomer served as a low-level security researcher at the National Electronic Warfare Research & Simulation Center of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. He won excellence and innovation awards for complex security projects there. Before that, Tomer managed the security content team at Imperva. Previous roles included a security researcher at Radware and a senior malware researcher at RSA Security. Tomer regularly practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Ido has 15 years of experience in designing and developing security systems. Prior to enSilo, Ido spent 10 years at Imperva, where he designed and built Imperva’s core platform as well as leading various R&D teams. In his last role there, Ido served as a Distinguished Engineer where he was responsible for technological research, system design and special projects. While at Imperva, Ido had also designed and written patented technology and has won numerous awards for his professional achievements. Ido holds an MSc in Physic from Tel-Aviv University. While not in the offices, you’ll find Ido traveling the backroads.
Elad has more than 15 years of experience managing products and leading engineering teams. Prior to enSilo, Elad was a Principal Product Manager at EMC, responsible for defining the strategy, roadmap and requirements of several products. Before that, Elad managed Imperva’s leading enterprise security product. Elad has also held engineering roles and led software teams at Intel and Marvell. Elad holds an MBA in finance from IDC Herzliya, Israel, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. In his spare time, you’ll find Elad competing in Ironman triathlons.
Rudolfo ‘Rudy’ Cifolelli has 25 years of sales and management experience at high-tech companies. He served as SVP Sales for Prolexic Technologies, which was acquired by Akamai in 2014; and President of SafeBoot Corp., which McAfee acquired in 2007. Rudy is a graduate of Ferris State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
Brett is a security industry veteran. Prior to enSilo, Brett was GM of Cyren’s Cloud Security BU and led Cyren’s transformation into a provider of applied cyber intelligence solutions for enterprises. Previously, Brett held VP positions Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Product Strategy at Trustwave and Breach Security. Brett built strategic alliances and ran portfolio strategy projects at Symantec. Before joining the security industry, Brett served as a technology policy lobbyist and strategy consultant. Brett holds a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Maryland. Brett’s addicted to morning hill rides and the indie music scene.
Galit has more than 15 years of experience working at various security companies. She has extensive software development experience, including managing R&D teams and leading complex software projects at startups. Prior to enSilo, Galit was a Product Manager at IBM Security (Trusteer) where she was responsible for the entire product lifecycle of their enterprise product. Before that, Galit was Trustwave’s Product Manager for its WAF product and has established Trustwave’s WAF services arm. Galit holds a Bachelor of Computer Sciences (BSc) from Tel-Aviv University, and is also a certified lawyer, holding a L.L.B Law degree from Tel-Aviv University.
Tomer joined enSilo from Akamai, a leading CDN and Cloud Services provider. Serving as the Security business unit's CFO at Akamai, Tomer managed a P&L of $250M in annualized Revenue and led M&A transactions for the Business Unit. Prior to Akamai, Tomer held various Strategy and Business Analysis roles at Amdocs and CA Technologies. Tomer started his career as a programmer working for Intel and Marvell Technologies before switching to business-oriented roles. Tomer holds a B.A. in Computer Sciences, and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. Tomer is a music lover and will always fit a rock concert (or two) in his schedule while traveling.
OUR INVESTORS BACK LONG-STANDING COMPANIES
They are established and respected investors in the venture community.
Viola Ventures is a venture capital firm, empowering early stage start-ups to become global leaders. Founded in 2000, Viola Ventures manages over $1B across five funds. The fund invests in Israeli or Israeli-related early stage companies, with significant ideas that can lead to transformational companies. Its portfolio varies around a number of segments, including: enterprise, software/SaaS, AI, cloud infrastructure, FinTech, frontier technologies (automotive, IoT, AR/VR, drones), big data, digital media, consumer, semiconductors and more. Viola Ventures is the only Israel-based venture fund with six investing partners, solely dedicated to early-stage tech investments. The team has backed a substantial share of Israel’s exits.
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Lightspeed Venture Partners is a leading venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management and investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley, India, Israel and China with Lightspeed China Partners. Over the past two decades, Lightspeed partners have backed more than 200 consumer, enterprise and clean tech companies, many of which have become leaders in their respective markets.
Rembrandt Venture Partners
Rembrandt brings an operational perspective to investments, recognizing that growth is not without significant challenges and building businesses is hard. The RVP team brings over 30 years of "C-Level" operating experience and over 60 years of venture capital investing experience.
O.G. Tech Ventures
O.G. Tech Ventures is the VC arm of Eyal Ofer, investing in the most promising tech startups.