LayerX Emerges From Stealth to Help Businesses Mitigate Web Browsing Risks
LayerX announced its emergence from stealth and the unveiling of its universal, “user-first” browser security solution that transforms any browser.
The company also announced the closing of a $7.5 million funding round from Glilot Capital Partners and Kmehin Ventures (Israel’s leading CISO syndicate), alongside FinSec Innovation Lab by Mastercard, Enel X, Int3, GuideStar and cybersecurity angel investors.
Since the widespread adoption of the cloud, the browser has become a prime destination for hackers, resulting in countless incidents of data loss that keep increasing. Traditional browsers respond to an environment where users are tricked by hackers into downloading malware and leaking classified information and passwords, while data flows in and out of the organization without restrictions, exposing businesses to compliance violations.
Legacy network security solutions lack adequate browser security, scan traffic to the cloud, dynamic web applications, and modern websites, leaving the need for safe browsing unaddressed. Emerging solutions seeking to overcome these pain points mainly focus on standalone secure web browsers and sandbox environments that have a significant impact on the browsing experience or working culture.
LayerX takes a different approach to browser security by working in tandem with all commercially available browsers, allowing employees to retain their existing browsing preferences while giving security administrators the flexibility to turn any browser into a a secure, customizable and intuitive workspace without compromising the user experience. , performance or privacy.
In the emerging landscape of browser security solutions, LayerX is the “user-first” platform that mitigates risks associated with users without altering their browsing experience.
“Chrome and Safari aren’t the problem. Web browsers are perfectly designed for productivity and security; it’s user interaction on web browsers that poses a threat to the organization,” notes Or EshedCEO and co-founder of LayerX.
“Our technology focuses on in-depth session analysis, adding that critical extra layer of security needed to keep browsers safe. Our solution fits into any organization and network, providing more security using fewer resources,” continued Eshed.
LayerX’s “Plexus” engine performs monitoring of all potential browsing risks to detect incoming threats, which relieves security administrators. By deploying a dual AI engine that works on both client and backend side, LayerX strengthens the protection of businesses against a wide range of browser-based security threats.
Using advanced machine learning to gain clearer visibility into the browser, it provides browser monitoring, risk analysis and control mechanisms. The technology was designed to help employees adopt safe web browsing while maintaining user privacy and confidentiality.
“The move to the cloud has made the browser the most central tool for everyone in the workplace. With this, it’s clear that a new layer of security needs to be added to protect sessions and provide visibility and control. to the security teams”, explains Kobi SambourskyFounder and Managing Partner at Glilot Capital Partners.
“On the other hand, organizations need to give employees 100% privacy and flexibility to use any tool they choose. That’s what’s so exciting about the LayerX platform – its ability to deploy the best layer of security and visibility for security teams, while providing the greatest flexibility, ease of use, and privacy for employees,” Samboursky continued.
Ira Winkleran industry luminary and former Chief Security Architect at Walmart, concluded, “LayerX has chosen the approach that makes the most sense for browser security. An extension-based approach significantly reduces the technical risk of cross-platform compatibility as well as the complexity and cost of deployment and maintenance.It also reduces the operational risks associated with third parties, miscellaneous equipment and countless other issues compared to proprietary browser solutions.