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Talon Cyber Security Raises $26M for Distributed Workforce Protection

Talon Cyber Security has raised $26 million in seed funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Team8, serial entrepreneur Zohar Zisapel and various cyber angel investors, according to a prepared statement. The company will use the funding to advance its distributed workforce cybersecurity technology and expand its development team.

In addition, Talon will help organizations keep pace with the rising demand for distributed workforce protection, the company stated. It will explore ways to ensure that organizations can address cyber threats that cannot typically be solved with traditional security solutions.

Talon was founded by cybersecurity industry entrepreneurs Ofer Ben-Noon and Ohad Bobrov, both alumni of Israeli Intelligence Corps Unit 8200. The company specializes in cybersecurity technology that protects against distributed workforce threats.

Organizations can use Talon's technology to guard against cyberattacks without compromising employee privacy or productivity, the company said. That way, they can leverage the technology to ensure that their remote employees can securely access corporate resources.

What Does the Future Hold for Talon?

Talon is creating cybersecurity solutions that provide organizations with "maximum flexibility, productivity and visibility while protecting them against cyberattacks that are becoming more and more sophisticated," Ben-Noon stated. It will offer solutions to secure distributed workforces and looks poised to capitalize on the rising demand for cybersecurity solutions that support remote workers.

Most CISOs sacrificed cybersecurity as they rapidly transitioned to a remote work model during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the "2020 Cyber Threats Report" from data security company Netwrix. However, Talon and other cybersecurity companies are developing and launching solutions to simultaneously protect remote workers against threats and help them maximize their productivity.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.