CYBONET, formerly PineApp, was originally established as an Email Security Solutions Company. Since 2002 CYBONET's internet security and network control products enable SMB/Es and Telcos to comprehensively protect their critical network infrastructure. Whether through the flagship PineApp Mail Secure solution or the next generation of cyber protection solutions, CYBONET is dedicated to security. With a renewed emphasis on our valued partner community, as well as the development of a platform for Managed Service Providers to more efficiently deliver our solutions, CYBONET is committed to bringing our technologies to all corners of the globe.
Our HQ and R&D Department is located right on the Mediterranean Ocean. Our offices are nestled in the heart of Israel's Northern "Silicon Valley" in Haifa. With over 14 years of experience, CYBONET provides security solutions SMB clients, Fortune 500 companies as well as some of the world's largest Service Provider networks. Dedicated to customer service, our 24/7 Customer Support Center is the heart of our organization, providing quick response times to a global customer base spanning over 50 countries worldwide.
THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPE
The modern organization faces any number of key challenges operating in today’s business environment. With employees often spread across multiple sites or working from home, and the continuous adoption of an ever increasing variety of business applications, organizations are continuously leveraging technology to expand their opportunities - but this expansion often comes with the need to share sensitive information and collaborate over web and email in ways that inherently increase vulnerability. What’s more, organizations must also contend with a compliance and regulatory environment that is often as unintelligible as it is daunting. In fact, according to Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report, nearly 80 percent of all businesses fail their interim PCI compliance assessment, leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks and open to fines. With all of these challenges, in parallel, cyber criminals are continuously innovating, evolving and inflicting a threat landscape that exposes every company to severe risk.
It is our belief, at CYBONET, that the biggest threat globally, will be to the SMB market (smaller companies) who are facing the same challenges as any business, but who often lack the resources and knowledge to effectively implement countermeasures against emerging cybersecurity threats. The past several years have witnessed an array of successful cyberattacks against some of the most prominent firms in the country. In the past two years alone, eBay, JP Morgan, Home Depot, and Target all suffered major breaches at the hands of cybercriminals. These breaches, which affected approximately 353 million customers collectively, were spectacular not only because of their size, but also because of the relentless pace at which they seemed to occur. Since the popular press tends to focus on attacks, like these, that target the largest firms, it can be easy to overlook the fact that SMBs are at even greater risk, and are far more vulnerable once they are victimized. In fact, for every high-profile breach, there are many more threats to confidential data held by local businesses. According to a list of data breaches maintained by the California Attorney General, wine shops, dentist offices, community centers, and small manufacturers have all been victims of cybercrime in the past few years.
Some basic statistics will help to frame the scope and urgency of the problem that SMBs face. The number of known cybersecurity incidents rose by 48 percent last year, and cyberattacks targeted against SMBs have become more prevalent. According to one study, 60 percent of all targeted cyberattacks last year struck SMBs. That trend continues this year, as a June report confirms that SMBs remain cybercriminals’ favorite target. In fact, approximately 75 percent of all spear-phishing scams in June were directed at SMBs, with the very smallest companies—those with 250 employees or fewer—bearing the majority of those attacks. Moreover, these attacks have become far more costly, as the losses from phishing scams increased from $525 million in 2012 to $800 million last year, an increase of more than 50 percent.
THE HISTORY OF CYBER SOLUTIONS
In response to web and email borne threats, for decades, the governing principle of network security dictated that the deployment of a firewall and smtp gateway (i.e., PineApp Mail Secure) at an organization’s perimeter was enough to protect that organization’s assets from the activities of hackers and cyber criminals.
Deployed in such a manner, the firewall and mail gateways became the entry ways to a network, standing guard for all traffic entering or leaving an organization – regardless of protocol. As criminal activity evolved – so did the capabilities of most technologies – primarily by deploying enhanced intrusion prevention, deep packet inspection and a closer analysis of inbound data itself. Meaning that firewalls were taking a closer look as much at what was being transmitted rather than solely who was doing the transmission (IP, TCP, etc). The next innovation focused on outbound transmission and Data Leakage Prevention including the deep analysis of protocols and devices.
Unfortunately, with every innovation in firewall technologies, cyber criminals were still staying one step ahead. It was at this juncture that Big Data began making the collection and analysis of large quantities of network data a major priority. With this broad aggregation of network data came the development of innovative Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) that began to make sense of the massive quantity of information.
With all of these overwhelming factors, and seeing first-hand the needs of the business community over 15 years of business, CYBONET recognizes that in order to fully support our customers we need to be more than just an email security company. Over the coming year we will strategically update our solutions portfolio to include the following enhancements and new products:
Improve our Email Security Solution:
- PineApp Mail Secure 5.1 was the first step - introducing a more comprehensive menu of email related services
- Sandbox - this month we are launching a full sandboxing integration within our PineApp Mail Secure solution – enhancing our ability to respond to Advanced Persistent Email Borne Threats, Ransomware, Spear Phishing, etc
- Improved Anti-Virus - we enhanced our Kaspersky AV engine integration and added a second Anti Virus engine with a new partnership with Avira AV
Introduce our DNS Filtering Solution:
- NetResolve - this summer we will be launching a new DNS filtering to protect against web based threats. It’s a simple solution that allows organizations to manage flexible, location-aware policies with a library of content categories and an unlimited number of custom black or white lists. Laptops can be assigned policies with different Internet access restrictions and logging settings based on whether they’re on or off your network. NetResolve informs end-users of the policy with branded, customizable block pages, and offers a feature that enables approved, delegated users to bypass these pages.
Formally Launch the CyboCloud:
This is the first step we made in order to begin delivering our solutions (currently only PineApp Mail Secure) to our SMB clients around the world. Our cloud will eventually be the platform we offer all businesses who are interested in high levels of security without the big investment in infrastructure, time, etc.
Cybowall is a non-intrusive, agentless solution that provides complete and continuous monitoring of your network across all protocols and extending to all endpoints. It does this by utilizing deep packet inspection, proactive network traps and a comprehensive network scanner technology to analyze related network traffic - including Security Information and Event Management. Armed with this data, Cybowall empowers System Administrators to create granular level policy enforcement to monitor endpoints and proactively respond to and counteract malicious activity.