Empow commissions $9m investment

The round was backed by the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Economy.

Israel-based cybersecurity technology developer Empow has raised $9m in a funding round backed by the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Economy and assorted private investors.

Founded in 2014, Empow has developed technology it calls security abstraction, which breaks down a company’s existing security products and, using deep learning, connects the different tools to provide a more efficient response to cyberthreats.

The money will go towards the opening of a US office in Boston that will provide sales and support. Empow will also further develop its platform.

Avi Chesla, co-founder and chief executive of Empow, said: “Empow creates an enterprise security posture that is as robust and nimble as the attacks it aims to prevent.

“Our security abstraction is creating a radical change in the realm of cybersecurity, making cyber-defenses exponentially better than the sum of their parts. It is like a cyber general coordinating your security army: Empow helps sends the right troops into battle at the right time.”

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