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Startup of the Day
Talon Cyber Security, (Israel) - raised $26 million seed
Source: Talon Cyber Security
What’s the deal: Cybersecurity issues have become a day-to-day struggle for businesses. The global pandemic has ramped up remote working, making inroads for cyber attacks. Talon Cyber Security makes sure your data is safely stored and handled. It provides cybersecurity solutions for the scattered workforce.
Why it matters: According to cybersecurity experts, there will be a cyber attack incident every 11 seconds in 2021. Talon Cyber Security’s mission is to guard you against the latest kind of threats. It aims to provide high-grade cybersecurity, exceptional workforce productivity, and flexibility to the users. Employees have a secure way to access their resources, with enhanced privacy and data leak protection.
The numbers: The company has raised $26M in seed funding in just one round — a milestone in itself for an organization that is just a few months old. This funding is aimed to strengthen the company’s development team and cybersecurity technology. Talon was founded by two cybersecurity giants Ben Noon and Ohad Bobrov, which definitely helped with securing funds.
Our take: The current pandemic has caused a transition in the workforce toward operating from home, creating an ideal environment for exploitation. Talon Cyber Security provides solutions for the distributed workforce in this case without compromising employees’ privacy or productivity.
But: Talon Cyber Security is the new kid on the block, and thus has a long way to go. To stand out in a competition crowded with formidable competitors like XM Cyber, Sixgill, and Protego, Talon Cyber Security must think beyond the box.
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