Meet Plexus, an AI-powered browser security solution from LayerX
With the increasing use of the Internet, browser security has become an important issue. Malware, phishing, and adware are all dangers that can be encountered while browsing the web.
When a browser is hijacked, it can have serious consequences for users and businesses. Hackers can access personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. They can also use the browser to spread malware or viruses. In some cases, hackers can even take control of the user’s computer.
To tackle the growing problem of browser security and vulnerability, a Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup LayerX unveiled the “Plexus” engine, a universal browser security solution based on a “user-first” extension aimed at transforming any type of browser into a highly secure working environment without impacting users’ browsing experience.
The company also closed a $7.5m seed round with the following investors: Glilot Capital Partners, KMehin Ventures (Israel’s leading CISO syndicate), Mastercard FinSec Innovation Lab, Enel X, Int3, GuideStar and angel investors in cybersecurity.
Launched in 2021, LayerX uses high-resolution AI-based monitoring to mitigate cybersecurity threats, including those against web browsers. These include Google’s Chrome browser and Apple’s Safari browser, among others.
What makes Plexus a treat is LayerX’s deployment of a dual AI engine that works on both the client side and the backend side, LayerX strengthens the protection of businesses against a wide range of security threats based on browsers.
“Chrome and Safari aren’t the problem. Web browsers are perfectly designed for productivity and security; it’s user interaction on web browsers that poses a threat to the organization,” notes Or Eshed, CEO and co-founder of LayerX.
“Our technology focuses on in-depth session analysis, adding that critical extra layer of security needed to keep browsers safe. Our solution fits into any organization and network, providing more security using fewer resources,” Eshed added.
Since Layer-X has opted for an extension-based approach, the security solution will be available on all popular browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.
According to former Walmart Chief Security Architect Ira Winkler, “LayerX chose the approach that made the most sense for browser security. An extension-based approach significantly reduces the technical risk of cross-platform compatibility as well as the complexity and cost of deployment and maintenance. It also reduces operational risks associated with third parties, miscellaneous equipment, and countless other issues compared to proprietary browser solutions.
In conclusion, the “Plexus” engine may be a promising new solution to the growing problem of browser cybersecurity. With its user-centric approach and extension-based design, it has the potential to have a significant impact on how we browse the web safely.
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