Headquarters: Los Altos, Calif.
CEO: Gonen Fink
Summary: LightCyber monitors the network and creates a baseline of user, device and application behavior to identify system compromises and advanced threats. The company's Magna platform uses span ports or network taps to inspect network traffic, combining it with behavioral analysis to detect threats and provides alerts for incident responders.
Market Impact: CEO Fink is a serious technologist, having been an early engineer and chief architect at Check Point Software Technologies, when it was a startup in 1994. The company is getting noticed by FireEye for its ability to detect advanced threats and by Promisec and startup Tanium, for its ability to get a baseline of systems and devices on the corporate network to detect subtle changes that could be system compromises.