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IONIX Named 2022 Baby Black Unicorn Award Winner

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October 27th, 2022
IONIX get baby black unicorn award

Award Celebrates Cybersecurity Companies with the Potential of Being Valued at $1B

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 27, 2022 – IONIX (formerly Cyberpion), a cybersecurity leader in external attack surface management (EASM), today announced it has been named a winner of the 2022 Black Unicorn Awards that recognize cybersecurity companies with the potential to reach a $1 billion market value as determined by private or public investment. IONIX was named a Baby Black Unicorn, indicating it could reach this valuation in 3-5 years.

EASM solutions have catapulted to priority status as enterprise attack surfaces rapidly expand due to the increase in cloud architectures, hybrid and remote work environments, and the use of SaaS applications, among other factors. Already 3x[1] greater than the traditional attack surface, organizations today face significant security risks, and security professionals grapple with how to protect unknown and uncontrolled internet-facing vulnerabilities that go undetected across the digital supply chain.

Cyperpion is the only EASM solution that covers an organization’s internet-facing assets, third-party solutions, and digital supply chain.

“This award reinforces the vast and immediate market need for our EASM solution, which provides unprecedented visibility to manage and remediate vulnerabilities across the entire digital supply chain,” said Dr. Nethanel Gelernter, founder and CEO, IONIX. “We are honored to be recognized among this year’s winners.”

In March 2022, IONIX announced $27M in Series A funding led by U.S. Venture Partners, with General Partner Jacques Benkoski joining IONIX’s executive board. Existing investors Team8 Capital and Hyperwise Ventures also participated in the round.

IONIX’s platform continuously performs extended discovery and vulnerability assessments of internet-facing assets and their connected digital supply chains, reaching far beyond the coverage of other security tools. IONIX helps enterprises reduce their attack surface and eliminate risks before they are exploited by mapping the full extent of their online exposure, prioritizing risks and actively protecting their hyper-connected external attack surface.

About Cyber Defense Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 10th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2022 on our Cyber Defense Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber, Dino Boukouris of MomentumCyber and with much appreciation to emeritus judges Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group, Dr. Peter Stephenson of CDMG and David DeWalt of NightDragon. To see the complete list of finalists and winners for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2022 please visit https://cyberdefenseawards.com/black-unicorn-winners-for-2022/.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine was founded in 2012 by Gary S. Miliefsky, globally recognized cyber security thought leader, inventor and entrepreneur and continues to be the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited special editions exclusively for the RSA, BlackHat and Cyber Defense Conferences. Learn more about us at http://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com. Cyber Defense Magazine is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group.

[1] Akamai: API attacks are exposing security vulnerabilities | VentureBeat


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