Light Point Security
CEO: Beau Adkins
Based in Baltimore, Light Point Security protects users by creating a virtual machine on its servers, running a web browser of its own that can be controlled by the end user. The virtual machine prevents website code from running on its computer, preventing drive-by attacks and other attempts to infect a system with malware through the browser. The company said it supports Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and later, and plans to support Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer in the future.
Light Point was selected to compete in the Wall Street Journal Startup of The Year documentary, which will follow its executives over five months. The company currently aims its product at consumers, but is readying Light Point Web enterprise for businesses.