Cohen to advise on the company’s vision and scaling operations to
meet growing demand for its agentless authentication platform
BOSTON & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silverfort,
the provider of next-generation authentication solutions, today
announced that Alan Cohen has joined as a strategic advisor.
A former senior executive at leading technology companies such as
Illumio, Nicira and Cisco, Cohen has had a successful 25-year career at
cloud software, networking and security companies as a hands-on
executive and board member, generating revenue of more than $6 billion.
He is a frequent industry speaker and commentator whose work appears
regularly in The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Recode, ReadWrite and
Silverfort’s non-intrusive MFA platform enables organizations to secure
access to any sensitive resource, including systems that couldn’t be
protected until today, without requiring agents, proxies or local
configurations. Using innovative technology, Silverfort can help
enterprises transition into modern IAM frameworks, including adoption of
AI-based adaptive authentication, zero-trust security and passwordless
authentication, without having to change their existing systems and
networks – which is often a significant barrier.
“Silverfort’s groundbreaking technology solves a big security gap for
many organizations – a gap that is only growing bigger as network
perimeters continue to dissolve,” says Cohen. “I’m excited to join this
talented team and help them bring this solution to the market.”
“Alan’s successful track record, vast experience and industry influence
are a tremendous addition to our team,” says Hed Kovetz, CEO of
Silverfort. “We are truly lucky to have access to Alan’s experience and
mentorship as we continue to expand our market presence through
strategic partnerships and accelerate the company’s growth.”
“Protecting the Unprotectable” with Next-Generation Authentication
As network perimeters continue to disappear due to cloud migration, IoT,
Bring-Your-Own-Device policies and more, current MFA solutions are
becoming ineffective and cannot handle the diversity, complexity and
dynamic nature of the new corporate environment. Silverfort enables
companies to seamlessly deliver strong authentication across all
sensitive assets both on-premises and in the cloud, without requiring
any agents or proxies, and to leverage AI-driven adaptive authentication
policies across all systems and environments.
Silverfort’s agentless architecture and holistic approach offer a big
advantage over mainstream MFA solutions as they enable organizations to
extend protection to any sensitive system or resource, including systems
that were considered “unprotectable” until today, such as homegrown and
proprietary business applications, regulated systems and data (e.g.
financial, healthcare), IT infrastructure (e.g. hypervisors, DCs and
network equipment), administrative access (e.g. PAM, RDP, SSH), file
shares, databases, SCADA, IoT devices and more. By enabling strong
authentication to proprietary systems and applications, Silverfort also
helps companies migrate them securely and easily to the cloud.
Silverfort monitors all access requests across on-premises and cloud
environments, continuously calculating risk levels and applying adaptive
authentication policies to step up authentication and block threats in
real time. This allows organizations to maximize security while
minimizing disruptions to legitimate users.
Silverfort delivers strong authentication across entire corporate
networks and cloud environments, without deploying any software agents
or inline proxies. Using patent-pending technology, Silverfort enables
adaptive multi-factor authentication for all sensitive users, devices
and resources, including systems that don’t support it today, such as
IoT devices, critical infrastructure, file systems and more. Silverfort
allows organizations to prevent data breaches and achieve compliance
instantly, by preventing identity-based attacks even across complex,
dynamic networks, including hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
The company has received worldwide recognition and several industry
awards, including the InfoSecurity 2018 Global Excellence Awards
for Best Authentication Product and Best User and Entity Behavior
Analytics Product, the Frost & Sullivan 2017 New Product Innovation
Award, and is a gold winner of the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in
the Multi Factor Authentication category. Contact us to learn more – www.silverfort.io/contact.
Madison Alexander PR