10 Most Innovative Information Security Companies at RSA Conference 2016 (USA)

In keeping with the latest happenings in Information security, this article is on the 10 finalists  of RSA innovation sandbox contest held at the RSA Security conference, the world's leading Information security conference. Companies with innovative products and disruptive technologies are given platform to pitch their product. This competition promotes innovative thinking and encourages out-of-the-box  ideas.

The finalist have to demonstrate  their products and deliver a 3 minute long presentation in front of attendees and Judging panel. The judges based on participants demonstration and presentation decides the winner.

List of Finalists:

Winner of RSA Innovation sandbox 2016 contest:


Headquarters: Palo Alto, California

Founded: 2014

Current CEO: Oliver Friedrichs

Phantom provides Security Automation & Orchestration Platform to close the security gap by Integrating with all the security systems and tools and managing the enterprise security operations in a smart way. Phantom helps streamline security operations for the swift response to any incidents and possible threats.  Using Phantom you can semi-automate or fully automate responses, customize according o your organization need while accelerating the entire incident lifecycle.

Phantom uses high level python script, which initiates actions to be taken to remediate the Incident and start investigations. These High level Python scripts are incident specific and Phantom call them Playbooks. Playbooks can be used to execute actions on connected devices.

Other Finalists

Skyport Systems

Head quartered: Mountain view, CA

Founded: 2013

Current CEO: Art Gilliland

Skyport delivers  secure-computing infrastructure for enterprise applications. Skysecure server can be deployed on-premise and are managed remotely. The server is designed to  host business critical applications to protect against viruses, rootkits and malware. the system maintains a secure configuration by providing embedded, layered an compartmentalized security. The solution also provide full visibility by capturing network traffic from layer 2 to layer 7 for audits and investigations. 

Illusive Networks

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel.

Founded: 2014

Current CEO: Shlomo Touboul

Illusive networks adds a deceptive layer over the entire network - agentlessly deployed on every endpoint, server and network component, which paralyses the attacker who penetrates the network by feeding wrong information to them. So when the attacker breach your network illusive network ensure that they step into an deceptive world were the data is unreliable. This makes the attacker goals virtually  impossible to achieve. The illusive network maintains that there is no cost to the IT because of these deceptions and it is completely transparent to the IT and attackers.

Bastille Networks

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

Founded: 2014

Current CEO: Chris Risley

Bastille deals regarding Security for the Internet Of Things(IOT). The secure Solution provided by Bastille aims to identify  to enterprises from the unintended consequence of IOT and allow preemptive response from the organization. Through its proprietary software, Bastille scans complete radio spectrum giving visibility over every wireless device on the premise. As a result, enterprises has full situational awareness and can accurately quantify risk and mitigate threats.

Menlo Security

Headquarters: Menlo Park, CA

Founded: 2013

Current CEO: Amir Ben-Efraim

Menlo Security provides solution to protect from  the threats of advanced malware and other Web based attack vectors by introducing a new security model. The Model provides a new layer in the security stack that contains and eliminates all malware and grants secure access to the web. The company has patented Isolation platform which scans and eliminates malwares in the cloud. There is no need to deploy endpoint agents and the process is completely transparent to the users providing them safe and clean experience.


Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA

Founded: 2013

Current CEO: Julien Bellanger

Prevoty is a security software company dedicated to protecting users and enterprises by solving problems related to application security. Prevoty’s products provide real-time application security intelligence and RASP (Runtime Application Self-Protection) capabilities for enterprises.


Headquarters: Denver, CO

Founded: 2013

Current CEO: Scott Chasin

ProtectWise delivers a cloud based network security solution that provide complete visibility and detection of enterprise threats and accelerated incident response. ProtectWise uses its cloud Network DVR, a virtual camera in the cloud to monitor, record and retain all network traffic for automated analysis and retrospection, creating a long-term network memory.


Headquarters: Menlo Park, CA

Founded: 2014

Current CEO: Guy Bejerano

SafeBreach  provides a "hackers view"  of an enterprise security posture. They executes active breach scenarios with Hackers Playbook of research and real-world investigative data  and performs continuous validation to find holes in an environment before an attacker does. SafeBreach allows to benchmark and analyze the effect of attacks and the effectiveness of the defense products at any given moment.

Vera Security

Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA


Current CEO: Ajay Arora

Vera security enables businesses to easily secure and track any digital information across all platforms and devices without borders and controlled endpoints. With its Zero-touch, Zero-friction data protection and Encryption Vera enable organizations to Secure any file across all devices, all users and all applications  in real-time  with Seamless user experience, Military-grade file encryption, Real-time policy enforcement, Centralized control and analytics.

Versa  networks

Headquarters: Santa Clara, CA

Founded: 2012

Current CEO: Kumar Mehta

Versa solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks based on a broad set of virtualized network functions (VNFs) to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa VNF-based solutions eliminate costly and proprietary network hardware to increase service agility and significantly reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

(Source: RSA USA 2016, San Francisco)

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