Press Release February 1, 2016

Illusive Networks Selected as Finalist for RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest 2016

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — illusive networks has been named one of 10 finalists for RSA®Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest 2016 for its work in deceptions-based post-breach cybersecurity with its patent-pending Deceptions Everywhere™ agentless technology that blankets a company’s entire network with information that deceives would-be attackers. On Monday, February 29, 2016, illusive networks will have the opportunity to showcase its innovative information security technology to the Innovation Sandbox Contest panel of judges for a chance to be named “RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2016.”

Innovation Sandbox Contest promotes new approaches to information security technology, provides advice and counsel for entrepreneurs, and exposes the RSA Conference community to venture capitalists, industry experts, senior level business practitioners, and thought leaders.

“It’s no secret that past winners of this honor have become successful additions to the information security industry and there’s no doubt this year’s crop of finalists will produce another hit,” said Sandra Toms, vice president and curator for RSA Conferences. “This event gives startups the kind of visibility and validation that can easily turn into high growth and increased funding, which we expect to continue with this year’s top 10.”

illusive networks takes on the most challenging cybersecurity problem facing organizations today — targeted attacks. By covering a company’s entire network — every endpoint, server and network component – with ever changing deceptions, illusive networks disrupts and detects breaches with real-time forensics and without disruption to business. illusive networks addresses the problem of false positive alerts — real users never interact with illusive’s alternate reality. Anyone that does is an attacker. When attackers act on false information, illusive instantly detects them.

“We’ve come to rely too much on perimeter security and anomalies, and one look at the headlines reinforces that a completely new strategy is required,” said Shlomo Touboul, CEO, illusive networks. “Illusive networks approaches security from an attacker’s perspective and exploits their vulnerabilities to foil targeted attacks — both insider and outsider threats.”

“RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2016” will be determined at the conclusion of Innovation Sandbox Contest after each finalist gives a short presentation to a panel of judges that includes Asheem Chandna, partner at Greylock Partners; Gerhard Eschelbeck, vice president of security and privacy engineering at Google; Renee Guttman, chief information security officer for Royal Caribbean International; Patrick Heim, head of trust and security at DropBox; and Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist of cryptography research division at Rambus.

Additional information about “RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2016” and Innovation Sandbox Contest can be found at:

About illusive networks illusive networks is pioneering deception-based cybersecurity with its patent pending Deceptions Everywhere™ technology that neutralizes targeted attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) by creating a deceptive layer across the entire network. By providing an endless source of false information, illusive networks disrupts and detects breaches with real-time forensics and without disruption to business. For more information, please visit or follow @illusivenw on Twitter.

illusive networks is led by CEO Shlomo Touboul, a proven cybersecurity CEO and entrepreneur.  illusive networks was founded by VP R&D Ofer Israeli, Check Point veteran, together with leading cybersecurity foundry Team8. Nadav Zafrir, CEO of Team8 and former Head of the IDF’s Intelligence Unit 8200 serves as illusive network’s Chairman of the Board.

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