Light Cyber uses behavioral analytics to detect and alert on malicious activity early in an attack life cycle. The company analyzes network and endpoint information and profiles normal behavior of network users and their devices to spot suspicious behavior. Its Magna network monitoring appliance uses deep packet inspection to profile users and their behavior on the corporate network and alerts on subtle behavior deviations. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company claims to have low false positives. Light Cyber's Pathfinder scanner then inspects suspected endpoints and uses administrative credentials to gain the required access to the suspected computer.
In December, the company used its approach to detect breaches from Bitcoin mining malware that was distributed through Yahoo Ad servers four days before the campaign became widely known. The company's CEO is Gonen Fink (pictured).