Light Point Security founders, Zuly Gonzalez and Beau Adkins, were featured in The Baltimore Sun this week! The story “Maryland’s federal workforce offers state a source of cyber entrepreneurs” highlights a few Maryland-based cybersecurity companies, their founders and how they got started. Here’s an excerpt from the story:
Zuly Gonzalez and Beau Adkins worked in the digital trenches at the National Security Agency for more than a decade.
Gonzalez designed computer protection systems and Adkins figured out how to penetrate such barriers. Their light bulb moment came when they decided to apply their expertise to the commercial sector and founded their company, Light Point Security.
“We kind of melded both his offensive mindset of hacking and attacking and my mindset of defending. He knew how easy it was to hack and get into networks,” Gonzalez said. “So we basically thought about what would it take to really stop Beau from getting into a computer.”
Numerous businesses in Maryland’s growing cybersecurity industry were founded by former government workers or government contractors, and count such workers among their current and prospective employees.
The full article by Baltimore Sun reporter Sarah Gantz can be viewed on The Baltimore Sun website here.
As our customers know, we are constantly increasing the value of Light Point Web by adding new features and functionality. In a joint effort with our partner OPSWAT, Light Point Web, which provides unmatched protection from web, document and email based malware, will enhance its current document-based malware protection capabilities by integrating OPSWAT’s Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) technology into its platform.
The new CDR (file sanitization) technology strips exploitable content from files for a complete threat-free browsing experience. By integrating OPSWAT’s CDR engines into Light Point Web all downloaded files will be thoroughly scanned and/or sanitized before the user’s local machine receives them. The integration will not impact the end users’ productivity, since all sanitized files will be reconstructed with all their functionality and usability intact. This joint solution provides users 100% malware prevention from malicious websites through Light Point Security’s Full Isolation technology and comprehensive malware protection from malicious file downloads through OPSWAT’s file sanitization and multi-scanning engines.
We are very excited about this new feature and will be hosting a joint webinar with OPSWAT to showcase the technology and discuss how this joint solution provides organizations complete end-to-end protection from malware without compromising user experience. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday April 11, 2017 from 1:00 – 1:30pm EDT. We encourage all to attend, and you can sign up for the webinar here.
Light Point Security was founded by former National Security Agency (NSA) employees with 30 years of combined experience in both offensive and defensive security.
It is an award-winning and internationally recognized company with customers ranging from multi-national financial institutions and federal government agencies all the way to SMBs and individual home users.
Its flagship product, Light Point Web, is an isolated web browsing solution designed to thwart even the most sophisticated attacks.
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