The Silicon Review
"The single biggest existential threat that’s out there, I think, is cyber,” as said by Michael Mullen bears testimony in the current period. In the modern world, everything is directly or remotely connected with technology and as such has the outmost tendency to fall prey to cyber threat or crime. The year 2016 marked the year of hackers, and it is believed that the year 2017 will see hackers and internet aggressors evoking innovative devices for greater attacks on nation’s security, companies’ secret databases, organization’s sacred documents, etc.
To mitigate cyber-based crimes and threats, a company named SnoopWall was founded in the year 2013, and is renowned as the world’s first breach prevention security company. It aims at delivering a suite of network, mobile and app security products for its customers to shield from prying eyes and new threats with its patented ‘counterveillance’ technology. It mainly undertakes work like providing real-time defense mechanism against the latest cyber-attack methodologies that includes- zero-hours, phishing attacks, crypto and ransomware attacks.
Aerial view of the company
Headquartered in United States, the foundation of SnoopWall was based on averting breaches on intranets, i.e., prevent outsiders from accessing customers’ data, applications, services, networks, and/or devices that is mainly operated by bypassing the security mechanisms. Since almost whole of the population is dependent on smart phones, and finds it quite easy to use applications in it, they unknowingly falls victim to malware and disrupted software. SnoopWall has also proposed to protect mobile devices with its own mobile-based application. It prioritizes filling the intranet vulnerability gap by enabling IT professionals to regain control of their networks via effective policy management or enforcement. “We’ve focused on enabling developers to improve the security of their mobile products with our AppSHIELD SDK (Software developers’ kit),” explained Gary Miliefsky, the CEO of SnoopWall.
A company’s main agenda is to understand the demand of its customers and bestow with the best services to maximize the production of the customers. SnoopWall’s agenda is not any different from this, as it keeps a track of its daily activities it works on improving its performance by implementing new technologies and simplifying design and user interface while adding new features such as its patent-pending malware precognition and cyber insurance protection.
Concerned with the unequal ratio between growing mobile devices and consumers’ less concerned with their privacy, SnoopWall was forced to shift its strategy from focusing on building a consumer application to building security shields for the consumers. “We’ve expanded our company and product offerings by staying focused on the needs of the small to medium size enterprise (SME) marketplace,” briefed Gary Miliefsky.
The first step!
SnoopWall rolled out its first product NetSHIELD, a patented scalable solution to prevent breaching inside intranets, and allowing its users “to control network access” and “detect, alert, block accidental, unintended, malicious access and data exfiltration.”
SnoopWall’s first bearing was a hit in the market and has been protecting networks for years without failure. What has helped in NetSHIELD’s growth is its maneuver in providing critical intranet security that even firewalls and anti-virus are not designed to address the security issues. Some of NetSHIELD’s earlier customers include government agencies, banks, law firms, insurance companies, and credit union. SnoopWall has been expanding NetSHIELD throughout the world via its most trusted infosec channel partners.
In the past, cyber crimes were mainly committed by few individuals or small groups, but with the enhancement of technologies, they have outgrown in numbers, and today there are highly complex cybercriminals who have mastered in data theft and ransomware. “We’re reshaping intranet and mobile security by going on the offensive and getting ahead of the breaches,” said Gary Miliefsky explaining how SnoopWall and its team have been contributing in reducing cyber-related issues on the global platform.
Beyond the horizon, SnoopWall is going to roll out two more products: MobileSHIELD and WinSHIELD as BYOD agent software add-ons for its customers of NetSHIELD. SnoopWall aims at delivering actionable intelligence including vulnerability assessments, patch managements and compliance reporting. Gary Miliefsky has at last, stated that he wants the company and its teams in achieving milestones by solving the breach security risks, and mobile security risks of any small to medium size companies throughout the globe.
Honoring the dynamic duo
Gary Miliefsky, CEO He is the CEO of SnoopWall, Inc. and a co-inventor of the company’s innovative breach prevention technologies. He is a cyber-security expert and a frequent invited guest on national and international media commenting on mobile privacy, cyber security, cyber crime and cyber terrorism, also covered in both Forbes and Fortune Magazines. He has been extremely active in the INFOSEC arena, most recently as the Editor of Cyber Defense Magazine. Miliefsky is a Founding Member of the US Department of Homeland Security, the National Information Security Group and the OVAL advisory board of MITRE responsible for the CVE Program.
Mark Bermingham, vice president, Marketing and Business development
Mark has more than 20 years of experience developing sales, marketing and business growth strategies having served in senior sales, marketing and product management roles at numerous high-tech firms. Mark is well seasoned at building out product, marketing and channels in an accelerated fashion for SnoopWall’s potential Public Markets future (as predicted by Owler). He oversees all aspects of SnoopWall’s global marketing efforts, including global channel and partner expansion programs, marketing, and strategic growth initiatives bringing a wealth of experience in go-to-market and marketing strategy, product marketing and positioning, public relations and analyst relations.