Illusive Networks is a cybersecurity startup based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company uses novel technology that deceives attackers by planting false information about the network’s resources. The technology deploys these deceptions on every endpoint in the customer’s network, and admins are then alerted when cyber attackers try to use these deceptions in an attempt to exploit their network.
Illusive was founded in 2014 and has already raised $27 million in funding. In addition to their headquarters in Israel, they also have offices in New York.
Illusive’s Deceptions Everywhere approach builds a layer of deception over the entire network; every endpoint, server, and network component. This means when an attacker breaches the network, the data they are accessing is unreliable. This hampers their ability to make decisions, and also alerts customer admins whenever they act on the false data. The result is zero false positives.
Illusive Networks Pricing
Illusive does share pricing publicly. To get a quote you’ll need to contact them through their website and request a product demo. Pricing is custom depending on the size of the network and how many endpoints need to be protected.
Illusive is the first company to use this type of approach to protect customer data. Most cybersecurity companies focus on detecting and blocking attackers using signatures or security rules. Illusive is completely different in that they essentially create a “hall of mirrors” that tricks attackers into using false network data to attempt to gain access to a customer network. As soon as they do, an alert can be triggered with 100% accuracy.
Why Choose Illusive Networks?
At the current time, Illusive is the only company utilizing this unique approach to cyber security. The obvious benefit is that potential attackers would never expect to run into a solution like this. Whether they can find a way around it in the future remains to be seen, but as of now this looks like it could be the next step in the evolution of cybersecurity.