Talon Cyber Security founders Ohad Bobrov and Ofer Ben-Noon. They’ve convinced big name investors … [+] they have the answer to the boom in browser-based cyberattacks.
Talon Cyber Security
Browsers are proving to be a potential Achilles’ heel in computer and smartphone security. This year has seen a record number of so called zero-day attacks in the wild, where unpatched weaknesses in software are exploited by hackers, and Google Chrome has seen at least 12 so far this year.
In Covid and post-pandemic times, as workers use their personal devices for work, or their work ones for personal use, the danger of being hacked via Chrome or whatever browser they use has become considerably more real. Enter Talon Cyber Security, an Israeli startup that’s already claimed the largest seed round in its country’s history with $26 million in April this year. Coming out of stealth with its first product on Wednesday, it has created a browser, TalonWork, based on the same Chromium base code that Chrome uses, but with a promise to do a better job than rivals at protecting the more distributed, often home-based workforce of the post-Covid era.
The company claims its browser, which can be deployed across a customer’s organization in less than an hour, is “hardened” from zero-day attacks as Talon’s servers detect attempted attacks. It also isolates work-related browsing activity from any malware on the device. And, via a management console,…