Today Cisco has acquired Armorblox to further its plans for an AI-first Security Cloud—one that delivers intelligent, adaptive, and automated security capabilities and utilizes generative AI. We're thrilled to be welcomed into Cisco's Security Business Group, collaborating closely with industry leaders to fuel innovation and deliver state-of-the-art security solutions.
In 2017, Armorblox set out to revolutionize the cybersecurity industry by leveraging the power of AI and natural language understanding (NLU) to protect organizations from the growing threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC) and other email-based attacks. At this point in time, email security relied on DMARC and Secure Email Gateways (SEG), only analyzing email in binary and deterministic ways. Bad actors were, and still are, able to bypass these systems by using one tool that is essentially free to generate and at everyone's disposal: language.
Our team pioneered the use of Natural Language Understanding, deep learning, and GPT-like models to detect malicious intent in communications. Our groundbreaking work in harnessing Generative AI and predictive capabilities has provided a shield of protection to enterprise users. Throughout our journey, we have strived to push the boundaries of cybersecurity, constantly innovating. This included expanding our capabilities to support Data Loss Prevention, protection against email account compromise and vendor email compromise, automatic remediation of user-reported threats, and more.
Fast forward to today, and I couldn't be prouder of the tremendous strides we have made, both in advancing the use of this technology and supporting 58,000+ organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to small and medium-sized enterprises. The world is finally realizing the vast potential of AI-driven solutions, not just within cybersecurity but in almost all areas of our lives.
Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve reached another momentous milestone in our pursuit of cybersecurity excellence. Cisco has acquired Armorblox to further its plans for an AI-first Security Cloud—one that delivers intelligent, adaptive, and automated security capabilities and utilizes generative AI to make users more productive, products more efficient, and operations simpler.
By joining Cisco, we’re excited to open up a whole new universe of possibilities for expanding our use of AI. Joining Cisco means gaining access to unrivaled resources and expertise, and a vast customer base. This acquisition signifies a monumental collaboration that will catapult the development and deployment of Generative AI and AI-driven security capabilities into warp speed. By integrating our trained LLMs with the Cisco Security Cloud, we aim to revolutionize how organizations engage with their security control points.
The Armorblox team will be welcomed into Cisco's Security Business Group, collaborating closely with industry leaders to fuel innovation and deliver state-of-the-art security solutions that empower organizations to stay one step ahead of the most sophisticated cyber threats.
Before we conclude, we must express our heartfelt gratitude to our customers, partners, board members, investors, advisors, and dedicated team members who have played a pivotal role in our growth. Your unwavering support and trust have propelled us forward, and our success wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.
In the forthcoming months, we will work to ensure a seamless transition, and rest assured, we will keep you updated with further details regarding the developments. We will also be leading an in-person event series to bring together like-minded security professionals who want to discuss the latest applications and developments in Generative AI. Click here to join our MeetUp group and to receive notifications about upcoming events.
We’re looking forward to the boundless possibilities that lie ahead as we embark on this journey with Cisco. Stay tuned as we dive headfirst into bringing Generative AI to Cisco. I couldn’t be more excited to see what’s to come.
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