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An Interview with Dr. (col) Oren Eytan, odix CEO: ‘Unlike traditional anti-malware technologies, our CDR solutions are effective against both known and unrecognized malware.’


“Our core CDR technology is built to last and has been designed explicitly to meet and mitigate hackers’ growing threats and zero-day attacks.”

With the rapid pace of change in today’s world, many things in our lives will be considerably different by 2025—alongside new emerging risks and challenges. As our reliance on digital technology grows, the threats from cyber criminals increase as well, expanding the areas of our lives that are subject to cyberattacks.

Besides, almost every business is tasked with managing its clients’ sensitive information in some form or another. The prevalence of security threats means that companies with airtight cybersecurity have a competitive advantage in their respective market.

After years of working in a high-security organization, specializing in infrastructure protection, encryption, network security and mobile devices, the founders of odix developed a more effective and cost-efficient approach to network security. Solutions the company offers are specifically focused on providing comprehensive network protection by preventing malware attacks—without the massive investment in detection and remediation associated with existing technology.

Dr. (col) Oren Eytan, odix CEO, spoke exclusively to The Silicon Review.

Q. Explain your services in brief.

odix is a Content Disarm and Reconstruct (CDR) technology company that provides preventative cybersecurity solutions to enterprises of all sizes. The robust technology we provide prevents malware’s insertion to organizational networks by removing all malicious code from a wide range of file types. Unlike traditional CDR technologies, our solutions are effective against both known and unknown malware.

Besides, our CDR solutions handle all malware vectors, eliminating threats before they reach the network: odix sanitizes incoming files before malware is inserted into the network, making clean and safe files immediately available for use by end-users. Our security experts continuously analyze various threats, attack vectors, and patterns, ensuring that the process is proactive and preventive.

Our global channel strategy leverages local IT integrators in various geographies for marketing, presales, integration, installation, maintenance, and customer support.

Q. What are the crucial factors that you address while designing and developing a security solution?

When creating a security solution, we’re always thinking about ease of use for the end-user and comprehensive protection and adjustable settings for the system admins. In practice, if the product isn’t nearly invisible to the unknowing user, it isn’t doing its job. At odix, we’re looking to blend simplicity in onboarding with a robust feature set that provides best-in-class malware prevention capabilities without any user training needed.

Q. Bigger the network, the bigger the issue. Do you think your services are ready to cater to the needs of never ending digital transformation?

Our core CDR technology is built to last and has been designed explicitly to meet and mitigate hackers’ growing threats and zero-day attacks. As our system prevents malware infiltration rather than detecting it after the fact, it is perfect for bridging the gap between existing legacy security systems such as the sandbox or firewalls and cutting edge processes…by providing maximum malware prevention without the limitations of definition updates and traditional ATP.

Q. Do you have any new services ready to be launched?

We recently launched ‘FileWall’; our flagship CDR security add-on for Microsoft 365 mailboxes. ‘FileWall’ was built with sponsorship from the European Commission (Horizon 2020) to provide enterprise-grade CDR malware protection for SMBs. ‘FileWall’ is a native CDR-based security application for Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes available on Microsoft AppSource. It was designed to run in conjunction with existing Microsoft security solutions, such as Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection, to provide comprehensive content inspection and malware-disarming capabilities against file-based attacks.

The Leader at the Helm of odix

Dr. (col) Oren Eytan is the CEO of odix. Eytan is the IDF information security unit’s former head, where he specialized in Infrastructure protection, encryption, network security, and mobile devices security. Eytan received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in Electrical Engineering. Before odix, Dr. Eytan was a Business Development Manager at Motorola as well as the VP of Business Development at Gita Technologies.

“Our patented technology disarms malicious code from files. Our concept is simple, instead of trying to detect the malware; we generate a malware-free copy of the file to the user.”

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