Two Indian Cybersecurity startups have selected in top 12 finalists of Kaspersky Open Innovation Program “Cyber Security for Small & Medium Businesses”, a startup support & growth program by Moscow, Russia-based cybersecurity company, Kaspersky. Kaspersky and its partners reviewed 186 applications from 36 countries including the US, UK, Israel, Russia, Germany, and France.

Two Indian companies selected are -- HaltDos and InstaSafe.

An online Demo Day held on 30 September, where all 12 finalists successfully presented their projects to Kaspersky experts. This is the 4th set of startups in the year of the Open Innovation program. The Moscow firm focused on a narrow request from business – a focus on cybersecurity solutions for SMB (small and medium-sized businesses) to protect cloud applications and the network.

In the next stage of the programme, the winners chosed from these 12 finalists, will work jointly with Kaspersky on product development, as well as receiving technical and business mentoring. Those that pass the pilot will also have access to Kaspersky channel partners (including distributors and resellers), clients and prospects.

Noida-based HaltDos is an IT security company providing AI-based network and application security solutions both on-premise and on-cloud. HaltDos claims to be World's first Integrated WAF & DDoS mitigation solution that 'Detects, Mitigates & Monitors' network/Application on a continuous basis to protect from DDoS & Web Application attacks.

Bangalore-based InstaSafe is a cloud-based SaaS solution provider, delivering protection to mobile and remote workers, enabling them to securely access enterprise apps, email and web from anywhere on any network.

The List of Finalists:

  1. Blaick (Israel) Сyber-security company which deploys proprietary Artificial Intelligence threats detection technology for early prevention of online cyber crime, including phishing, malware and scam.
  2. CyberCyte (United Kingdom) 360° Protection for On-Premise and Off-Premise Users in Minutes. 
  3. Cyolo (Israel) The first real zero-trust solution, a safer architecture that allows organizations to securely connect their internal, remote and third-party users to their working environments. 
  4. Haltdos (India) IT Security company providing AI-based Network and Application security solutions both on-premise and on-cloud. 
  5. InstaSafe (India) Cloud-based Security-as-a-Service solution provider delivering comprehensive and uncompromising protection to mobile and remote workers enabling them to safely and securely access enterprise apps, email and web from anywhere on any network. 
  6. Polaris Infosec (Singapore) Next-generation AI engine to monitor and analyse website and API traffic. 
  7. Polymer (United States) Real-time detection and redaction of sensitive material such as PII, HIPAA-protected health information, and regulated financial information in popular collaboration tools like Slack, Zendesk, Zoom, Github and more. 
  8. Pyxsoft PowerWAF (Chile) Protection against DoS and OWASP top 10 attacks, data theft, server infiltration, blocking of installed malware, and zero-day attacks. 
  9. Safetica (Czech Republic) DLP suite which combines data protection with behavioral analysis and endpoint monitoring. 
  10. WEBGAP (United States) Browser isolation cybersecurity startup, fully-hosted and fully-managed remote browsers. 
  11. Zecurion Data Loss Prevention (Russia) Comprehensive protection against the leakage of information throughout the course of its lifecycle – from creation and recording to archiving and deletion. 
  12. Zero Networks (Israel) Preventing attacks from spreading and causing damage by automatically restricting network access to only what is normally needed, everything else goes through 2-step verification.

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