The only way to secure cloud email and collaboration.

Leading the email security revolution.
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Avanan’s AI protects cloud email and collaboration suites from cyber attacks that evade default and advanced security tools. Its invisible, multi-layer security enables full-suite protection for cloud collaboration solutions such as Office 365, G-Suite, Teams, and Slack. The platform deploys in one click via API to prevent Business EmailCompromise and block phishing, malware, data leakage, account takeover and shadow IT across the enterprise. Avanan replaces the need for multiple tools to secure the entire cloud collaboration suite, with a patented solution that goes far beyond any other Cloud Email Security Supplement.

Avanan is about the future and innovation.

Avanan has defined the cutting edge of email security with its patented inline protection and innovative machine learning since its founding in 2016. We are committed to continuing to innovate and define the future of email and collaboration security.

Avanan was the first Email security company to:

  • Protect the entire collaboration suite
  • Offer an API-based solution that blocks emails inline
  • Implement security for Microsoft Teams
  • Catch what Microsoft and G-Suite miss
  • Implement true machine learning to catch sophisticated attacks
Avanan is about simplicity.

We are modern and cloud-first. It’s an all-SaaS architecture built from the ground up. It installs in minutes with just a few clicks. It is this approach that has seen Avanan become the fastest-growing email security company on the market.

Customer First Philosophy.

Avanan is all about our customers. We are committed to our customers - everything we know and do comes to us as feedback from our customers. We're committed to providing the best service and go above and beyond our customers’ requests. This is why our AI learns about your company and is unique to your organization.

Company Leaders

Our Management Team

Gil Friedrich

Gil Friedrich

CEO

Gil Friedrich brings more than 18 years of development and leadership experience to Avanan. As ForeScout’s VP of R&D and VP of Technology, Gil expanded the company's technology into mobile security, BYOD policy, and Cloud services while developing the partner integration ecosystem. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.


Avi Zelovich

Avi Zelovich

CTO

Having been with the company since its inception, Avi Zelovich was ForeScout’s VP of Product Engineering. Prior to ForeScout, he was a software engineer at RAD Guard. Avi holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.


Don Byrne

Don Byrne

CRO

Don Byrne has over 20 years in information technology, serving companies including Accenture, Capgemini Ernst & Young , and Archer Daniels Midland. Before joining Avanan, Don led ForeScout's expansion into the federal market, where segment revenue grew from $250K to $6.3 million in four years. Don holds a BBA in Information Systems Management from the University of Iowa.


Michael Castricone

Michael Castricone

CFO

Michael Castricone is a certified public accountant with years of experience in finance, administration and operations. Before joining Avanan, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer of several technology companies, such as Guardium, Inc. and WebLayers. Michael holds a BS in Math and Economics from UNH and a Masters in Accounting from Bentley University.


Itamar Lask

Itamar Lask

VP of R&D

Itamar Lask brings more than 20 years of development and leadership experience to Avanan, previously serving as VP of R&D to CreditGuard and Safecharge payment gateways as well as R&D Director at Amdocs Cloud technologies. Itamar is well versed in managing mission critical, high traffic cloud based SaaS services and products. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Operations Research from Tel-Aviv University.


Roy Rotem

Roy Rotem

VP of Product

Roy Rotem was VP of Product Management at ForeScout, and led the company’s pivot to network access control. His previous roles include business development at Business Layers and senior development at Bay Network and Armon Networking. Most recently, he founded and served as CEO of Tazooz. Roy holds a B.Sc. In Computer Science and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.


Chris Blum

Chris Blum

VP of Marketing

Results oriented marketing professional with over 22 years experience marketing technology and software through direct and indirect enterprise sales channels with in-depth experience in conceiving, implementing, and managing a broad rand of marketing initiatives.


Michael Landewe

Michael Landewe

Chief Privacy Officer

Michael Landewe has 15 years of startup experience as an early employee of three high-growth technology companies. He has had leadership roles in engineering, sales, marketing, and business development. He holds an MBA from New York University.

Board of Directors

Shay Grinfeld

Shay Grinfeld

Greenfield Partners

Modi Rosen

Modi Rosen

Magma Venture Partners

Tal Slobodkin

Tal Slobodkin

StageOne Ventures

Our Investors

Greenfield Partners

Greenfield Partners

Greenfield Partners is an Israel-based investment firm focused on early growth stage technology and tech-enabled businesses. With a dual presence in Tel Aviv and New York, the Greenfield team fuses investment and operating experience, deep local Israeli roots, and an expansive global network to support entrepreneurs in their quest to build thriving technology companies. Greenfield’s roots date back to 2016, when it was established by TPG Growth as an investment platform for early growth technology investments in Israel. An independent fund since 2020, its culture remains grounded in this heritage, bringing the rigor and depth of private equity to early growth investing. The Greenfield team continues to serve as Senior Advisors to TPG Growth, and in this context seeks opportunities for collaboration on selected large-check, growth stage investments in Israel. Besides Avanan, the fund’s portfolio companies such as include BigPanda, Guardicore, Vast Data and Quali. More information about Greenfield Partners is available at greenfield-growth.com

Magma Venture Partners

Magma Venture Partners

Magma Venture Partners is a leading Israeli venture capital firm, dedicated to investing in Israel's Information, Communications and Technology space ('ICT'), including the software, semiconductor, and new media spheres. Magma seeks bright ideas at their earliest stages, and serves as a springboard for entrepreneurs as they develop and evolve into industry leaders. Their goal is to enable a flow of innovation from the earliest stage all the way through until a company realizes its potential reach. Current and past investments include Waze, Onavo, and Magisto, among others. For more information, visit magmavc.com

StageOne Ventures

StageOne Ventures

StageOne is an early-stage technology fund, focusing mainly on enterprise and communications software ventures. The fund was founded by a professional management team, and is supported by leading institutional and private investors, both Israeli and international. For more information, visit stageonevc.com

Our Recent Awards

Gartner Customers' Choice
G2 Leader
Deloitte Fast 500
Inc 5000
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