The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2014 (So Far)

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CEO: Idan Plotnik

Israeli startup Aorato developed a Directory Services Application Firewall aimed at examining all Microsoft Active Directory traffic for suspicious activity. The platform establishes a baseline of user behavior through Active Directory to detect a variety of threats, including pass-the-hash attacks, which enable an attacker to use a stolen password hash to log into a remote server rather than a plain-text password. It also can detect a mobile device or an attack on a file share that attempts to authenticate through Active Directory. Aorato came out of the cybersecurity unit of the Israeli military. The company emerged from stealth mode in January, announcing a $10 million Series B investment. Aorato's founders Idan Plotnik, CEO; Michael Dolinsky, vice president of research and development; and Ohad Plotnik, vice president of professional services; previously co-founded Foreity, a Microsoft security subcontractor acquired by IT services firm Aman Group in 2012.

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