- Website: https://www.armis.com/
- Company size (employees): 10 to 49
- Country: United States
- Headquarters Region: North America
In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:
- Armis is the first company to provide an agentless security solution for IoT devices that leverages a company's existing infrastructure. While other solutions require agents to be installed on devices or complicated and expensive hardware solutions, Armis quickly discovers and profiles managed and unmanaged devices, and lets businesses sanction safe devices, or disconnect suspicious or malicious devices — all while installing in 30 minutes or less.
- Armis is entirely sold through the channel, giving customers the fastest access to services and support. Armis has been recognized by CRN: as an Emerging Vendor in Internet of Things, as one of the “100 People You Don’t Know, But Should,” and as one of CRN’s Top Channel Chiefs.
- Armis differs from traditional endpoint and network security solutions because it sees the activity and the connections of devices both on and off the corporate network.
In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category
Businesses today are not prepared for the security threats created by the explosion of connected devices. In fact, they can’t see 40 percent of the devices in and around their environment. According to Gartner, there are 8.4 billion connected devices in use worldwide this year, which will increase to 20.4 billion in the next three years. The explosion of all these computers and IoT devices combined with the new connection protocols has created a huge blind spot in the security landscape.
In September, IoT cybersecurity startup Armis discovered and warned the public about the most serious vulnerability in Bluetooth to-date. The vulnerability, dubbed “BlueBorne,” impacted almost every connected device. BlueBorne left devices open to remote attacks over bluetooth that could allow hackers to take control of devices, install malware and even spread attacks to other devices — all without the user taking any actino or knowing it was happening. BlueBorne highlights the risk these IoT devices pose to enterprises because of their ease of connectivity and ubiquity. Armis worked closely with Google, Microsoft, Linux, and Apple to safely patch and disclose the issue. Armis’ research has sparked a call to action in the research community, and prompted important discussions with government agencies and others about this new and growing threat.
Not even two years old, Armis launched from stealth in June 2017 with $17M in funding from Sequoia Israel and Tenaya Capital, and was named a “Cool New Vendors in Security for Midsize Enterprises” for IoT from Gartner. Armis also was named a CRN Emerging Vendor in Internet of Things for 2017. Armis demonstrated its product publicly for the first time at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in June 2017 and currently has 20 enterprise customers and 100 deployments in progress across Fortune 1000 companies.