Deep Learning Innovator Earns Spot as One of “America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies”
Blue Hexagon, a deep learning and cybersecurity pioneer, announced it has earned a spot on the coveted Forbes AI 50 list. As one of America’s most promising artificial intelligence (AI) companies, Blue Hexagon is the only cybersecurity company that relies on deep learning (a subfield of artificial intelligence) 100% of the time for instant, real-time cyber threat detection.
Modern malware is more adaptive than ever, and new variants are being created at a rate of more than 4 per second. The Blue Hexagon real-time deep learning platform addresses the limitations of perimeter defenses like intrusion detection systems (IDS) and sandboxes that cannot keep up with the daily onslaught of malicious malware variants.
Launched in Q1 2019, the company is first to harness advanced deep learning for network threat protection and is proven to be greater than 99.5% effective in actual customer deployments in identifying attacks. The company’s advanced network threat protection platform detects known and unknown threats in less than a second and at 10G wire speed performance, setting a new standard for cyber defense.
Last month, Blue Hexagon announced another industry first: the ability to detect and stop–in real-time–both known and unknown threats hidden within encrypted SSL traffic, giving security teams new visibility into threats without compromising privacy, confidentiality, or network performance. The company’s platform can be deployed on premises or in AWS cloud environments for perimeter defense.
“Today most threat actors employ highly sophisticated and automated ways to launch attacks at enterprises. It is imperative that security teams have the ability to identify and block these threats as quickly as possible. We do it in real-time with deep learning, which is much more effective and scalable than existing defenses like IDS and sandboxes,” said Nayeem Islam, CEO of Blue Hexagon. “Forbes believes AI will transform many industries. We’re proud to be on their list, and it is our belief that deep learning will revolutionize how we secure the enterprise.”
The Forbes AI 50 spans healthcare, transportation, security, insurance, and more to present a list of private, U.S.-based companies that are wielding one of the subsets of artificial intelligence in a meaningful way and demonstrating real business potential from doing so. To be included on the list, companies needed techniques like machine learning, natural language processing, or computer vision to be a core part of their business model and future success.