K2 Cyber Security

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Additional Info

Websitehttp://www.k2io.com
Company size (employees)10 to 49
Headquarters RegionNorth America

In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

o K2 Cyber Security’s breakthrough, deterministic approach to application security makes it the first company to detect and protect against new zero day and known attacks and helps identify and find hidden vulnerabilities during QA and DAST testing.
o Unlike traditional security solutions, K2 identifies new and known attacks within seconds of application startup, has virtually no false alerts, does not rely on prior attack knowledge, and provides detailed vulnerability information to help developers reduce remediation time.
o In just one year, K2 established sales momentum through an impressive network of 20 channel partners, two technology partners, and three public reference customers, including Fortune 1000 customer Cadence Design and luxury resort operator Baha Mar

Brief Overview

K2 is pioneering the next generation of application security solutions to detect zero day attacks and deliver unprecedented security for mission-critical applications. The company was founded in 2017 and emerged from stealth in October 2019.
In just one year, K2 has achieved an impressive list of accomplishments; the company launched the industry’s first application security platform that detects zero day exploits, protects applications during runtime, helps find hidden vulnerabilities during QA and DAST testing, established a seasoned executive team, developed technology partnerships with industry leaders Juniper and Tenable, introduced its Partner Success Program and acquired over 20 new reseller partners including leading distributor SYNNEX, and established public reference customers such as Cadence Design and Baha Mar Resorts in an industry where permission to disclose customers is rare.

K2 Cyber Security offers a breakthrough and revolutionary approach to the detection of zero day and known vulnerabilities in applications. Traditional security approaches are limited to detecting attacks using prior attack knowledge or require weeks or months to learn behavior. K2 can detect new attacks within seconds of application startup. K2 Security Platform uses a patent-pending, deterministic approach to validate the execution of the application code and detect true zero-day attacks.

K2’s breakthrough approach to detecting vulnerabilities has been embraced by SMBs, major financial institutions and insurance firms, and Fortune 1000 companies such as Cadence Design Systems. At Cadence, K2’s runtime protection solution was able to detect a zero day attack that was missed by the company’s Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and other security infrastructure. According to senior executives at Cadence, ”We were very impressed by K2’s real-time detection of attacks, which can potentially get missed by WAF and EDR solutions… it has greatly enhanced our defense-in-depth for protecting our applications…”