Cybersecurity startup Cyemptive emerges from stealth with $3.5 million Series A to preempt and remove cyber threats before they take hold
Cyemptive Technologies, Inc. (Cyemptive), a cybersecurity startup that of failsafe cybersecurity solutions that do not rely on the traditional detect, today emerged from stealth with $3.5 million seed A funding to accelerate the introduction of its cybersecurity product suite for businesses and government entities. The latest round was led by private backers. In conjunction with the funding, the company also announced the introduction of its leadership team comprised of technology and cybersecurity pioneers, including former C-level executives from Microsoft, the National Security Agency and Hitachi.
The company also announced its new win in the Department of Homeland Security’s Border Security Technology Consortium (BSTC) competition for having the most innovative border security-related solution in the market.
Founded in 2016 by Rob founded Cyemptive and originally called EnZoo in February 2014, the Woodinville, Washington-based Cyemptive is a provider of failsafe cybersecurity products and technology. Cyemptive’s leadership team comprised of executives from several of the world’s most powerful technology and security organizations, the company’s focus is on delivering an alternative approach to protecting networks and end point devices.
Before starting Cyemptive, Rob founded a storage solutions startup. Rob served the Chief Strategy Officer at Hitachi Data Systems in Japan from 2009 to 2012, where he invented Hitachi’s cloud platform UCP. Rob also held various positions at Microsoft from 2005 to 2009, most recently as a Virtualization Architect, where he invented an internal cloud solution.
Based on proprietary, patented technology, Cyemptive’s offerings range from endpoint protection that eliminates the risk of a ransomware attack to advanced perimeter firewalls that include automatic troubleshooting, self-healing recovery and more.
“Emerging threats tied to cybersecurity stand to affect businesses and government operations dramatically in the near future,” said Rob Pike, Cyemptive’s founder and CEO. “We’re approaching the problem from a completely different perspective than others in the market, with a focus on ensuring networks and files remain in a known good state at all times. Instead of relying solely on looking for known threats or leveraging machine learning to try to find unwanted activity, we disallow actions that would corrupt a system or encrypt a file in the first place.”