Cyphort, which came out of stealth mode this week, uses a multimethod detection engine to detect malware that has been designed to evade file analysis in a virtual sandbox. The San Jose, Calif.-based company's Advanced Threat Defense Platform uses a variety of techniques to detect exploits containing multiple payloads, encryption and code obfuscation. The software can be deployed off a network tap, a SPAN port or connected to a physical or virtual switch.
Cyphort President and CEO Manoj Leelanivas (pictured) is a networking industry veteran, having previously served as executive vice president of worldwide sales for advanced technologies at Juniper. He also was president and general manager of Cisco's Edge Routing Business Unit. He holds more than holds more than 10 patents for his work at Cisco and at Juniper.