Here Are 6 Hot Browser Security Startups In 2022
Some startups are developing new ‘enterprise browsers,’ which build upon open-source code, while others are adamantly anti-enterprise browsers, saying there’s no need to develop entirely new ones. CRN looks at what six hot startups are doing in the browser security space.
Island, a Dallas-based startup valued at $1.3 billion, has not only developed its own enterprise browser, but it has already been deployed at some Fortune 100 companies and small businesses, said Michael Fey, co-founder and CEO of Island, which has raised $200 million in funding since its founding in 2020.
The company’s browser even has its own “Island” logo and can sit on employees’ computer desktops.
“It is a new browser, but it’s built on the Chromium open-source project,” Fey said in a recent interview with CRN. “Think of it as a cooperative member of the enterprise. It gives full control the last mile to the enterprise. Everything that occurs in the browser is now under control of the enterprise. If they wish it to be, it’s done.”
Though Island wouldn’t disclose numbers, Fey said about 50 percent of the privately-held company’s revenue now comes via the channel.
“Our channel relationships have been wonderful,” he said, adding he hopes to continue to grow Island’s channel business.
Island’s latest funding round came in March, when it raised $115 million in Series B financing led by New York-based Insight Partners.