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About Feroot

Feroot Security believes that customers should be able to do business securely with any company online, without risk or compromise. Our mission is to secure client-side web applications so that organizations can deliver a flawless digital user experience to their customers. Visit www.feroot.com.

Corporate Mission

Feroot Security believes that businesses and their customers should be able to experience a safe and secure online user experience. Whether it’s leveraging the purchasing power of an e-commerce website, accessing internet-based healthcare services, or transferring money between financial accounts, Feroot Security’s sole mission is to secure client-side web applications so that businesses and their customers can engage safely in online environments.

Businesses come to Feroot to enable automated and advanced client-side security programs. Our data protection capabilities significantly minimize time- and labor-intensive code reviews and threat analysis, and remove the ambiguity associated with client-side security detection, response, and prevention.

Our products help organizations uncover supply chain risks and protect their client-side attack surface.

Company Values

Customer Centricity

Feroot Security’s values come down to one simple statement: Secure and protect businesses and consumers from online, client-side threats. Everything we do, we do for our customers and their customers. Every decision we make is to improve protection and security for online web application users.

Teamwork & Collaboration

We hire colleagues who are dedicated, humble, persistent, and smart. Together we are smarter, stronger, and better. We believe in respecting each other’s strengths and understanding and supporting each other’s weaknesses. We help each other learn, succeed, and grow.

Integrity

Feroot Security believes that security begins with honesty and integrity in everything we do.

Respect for People

We respect and admire our people, encourage their diverse talents, and value their leadership and dedicated performance.

Win the Race & Enjoy the Ride

We win and have fun together. A positive and engaging work environment drives growth (business and personal), innovation, creativity, and market leadership.

Feroot Security Fact Sheet

What does Feroot Security do?

Feroot secures the front end—or client side—of web applications from Magecart, e-skimming, cross-site scripting (XSS) and other types of client-side attacks due to problems with JavaScript, third-party or open-source libraries, or flaws or vulnerabilities in the web application code design. Our products—Inspector, PageGuard, and DomainGuard help organizations uncover supply chain risks and protect their client-side attack surface.

When was Feroot Security founded?

Feroot Security was founded in 2017. Increased investor funding has facilitated Feroot growth over the last few years, first with $2.5 million in seed funding in 2021 and another $8.5 million in February 2022.

Where are Feroot Security’s headquarters located?

Feroot Security is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition, Feroot Security employs staff in the United States, Brazil, and South Africa.

Why is client-side security so important?

Client-side security is important today because of the increase in attacks against individuals using the web to access services that require the sharing of sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII). These types of services include e-commerce, healthcare, finance/banking, and hospitality.

The primary cause for these types of attacks relates to vulnerable programming in web applications, 98% of which involve the use of JavaScript. In addition, up to 80% of websites pull their JavaScript from open-source and third-party libraries, also known to contain vulnerable, flawed, or malicious code. JavaScript, code libraries, and the general lack of front-end web application security has created unprecedented opportunities for exploitation.

To fully mitigate the risk for breaches or attacks, companies must simultaneously protect both their server and the client side of their business. This includes everything that customers see, such as text, images, and the rest of the UI, along with anything customers interact with, such as what the website or web application does within the user’s browser.

Feroot Security Leadership

Co-Founder and CEO

Ivan Tsarynny

Ivan Tsarynny is the co-founder and CEO of Feroot Security, the world’s only company solely focused on securing the online customer experience. Its award-winning software analyzes and secures real-time behavior of code on the client side—or the front end—of websites and web applications, helping companies prevent breaches and data loss. Under Ivan’s guidance, Feroot has developed proprietary technology that detects third-party scripts and their level of access to high-value data entered by users, such as login credentials and payment pages. Feroot partners with companies to find and protect against these often-hidden scripts to secure customers’ experiences, ensuring that users’ confidential information is never harvested and used for malicious purposes. Feroot is the culmination of 25 years of dedication and hard work by Ivan, earning him a reputation for thought leadership on industry councils, in the private sector, and with government agencies for inventing, launching, and improving solutions that reflect an always-evolving threat landscape.

Co-founder and CTO

Vitaliy Lim

Co-founder and CTO Vitaliy Lim is one of the principal information architects behind Feroot Security’s award-winning software. Thanks in a large part to Vitaliy’s vision and abilities, Feroot is able to help organizations of all sizes secure their online presence and protect their reputations through truly unique and advanced technology that finds and roots out malware hidden on the client side—or front end—of websites. Vitaliy’s track record of successful startups has earned him an industry-wide reputation for developing and applying game-changing research and technology to drive IT innovation. Prior to Feroot, he co-founded PostBeyond, the dedicated employee advocacy platform that leads social transformations by empowering team members to conveniently and effectively share approved content. Vitaliy is a proud graduate of the University of Waterloo and participant in their Work-Learn Institute, the world’s largest co-operative education program. UW’s entrepreneurship-intensive pedagogy nurtures and rewards creator-owned IP and industry collaboration, as exemplified by Vitaliy’s solutions with Feroot.

EVP, Sales and Customer Success

Mark Gillard

Mark Gillard is the EVP of Sales and Customer Success at Feroot Security. Mark brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience building and developing sales and customer success teams as well as executive information technology roles. What makes Mark unique is that he has an extensive security background and has been responsible for leading customer security programs. Mark is a graduate of Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology.

VP, Marketing

Chris Kolling

Chris Kolling is the VP of Marketing at Feroot Security. Chris is a passionate technology marketing leader who has spent the majority of his 15-year marketing career crafting the right messages, for the right audiences, at the right time. He is a well-rounded product management and marketing professional with extensive experience launching new products and initiatives in the cybersecurity industry. As a veteran of multiple cybersecurity start-ups, Chris has deep strengths in building marketing functions, departments, and teams from scratch. He is armed with substantial expertise in developing competitive analyses, go-to-market plans, and sales enablement, resulting in developing and executing on strategic plans to generate significant revenue growth. Chris holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a leadership certification from Cornell University.

Industry Awards and Accolades

50 Top Cyber Security Startups and Companies in Toronto (2021)

Cybersecurity Excellence Awards (2022):

  • Gold Award—Client-Side Security
  • Gold Award—Magecart Protection

Press Releases

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Toronto, ON – June 28, 2022 – Feroot Security, a leading provider of client-side cybersecurity solutions, today...
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Research surveying more than 400 Chief Information Security Officers finds they are prioritizing Zero Trust and partner risk...
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Client-side security innovator now provides unmatched ability to generate, manage and monitor Content Security Policy violations...
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Toronto, ON – June 7, 2022 – Feroot Security, a leading provider of client-side cybersecurity solutions, today announced...

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Toronto, ON – June 22, 2022 – Feroot Security, a leading provider of client-side cybersecurity solutions, today...
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Payment data, particularly on the client-side, is extremely vulnerable. PCI DSS 4.0 hopes to bring more protections, but...
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Feroot Security launched DomainGuard, a fully automated content security policy solution and the latest offering within its...
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When the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many businesses into the digital space, many appeared to be unprepared for the threats...
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Customer Testimonials

Chief Security & Compliance Officer, Quickbase
Michael Lemire

The beauty of Feroot Inspector is that it covers a clear and present attack vector. Over 5% of attacks come via supply chain and third-party scripts, and most security teams are blind to these with their current security tools. This particular attack vector is becoming more and more prominent. We’re seeing more real-world client-side attacks coming. So, from a security perspective, it’s in the news and it’s real. From the privacy perspective, everyone is aware how important it is to align with privacy best practices and regulations.

We’re on a mission to be the trusted low-code vendor in the industry. Our number one priority is to establish trust with our customers and ensure the security of our entire digital ecosystem. Feroot Security Inspector has provided us with an automated technology to uncover our client-side attack surface and protect it in real-time.”

Chief Security Officer, Gusto
Frederick “Flee” Lee

A day doesn’t go by that you don’t hear about a new JavaScript-based attack on a company’s website or web application. We’re seeing attackers pivoting from traditional server-side attacks to client-side attacks. To protect our business from server-side threats, we needed to enhance our client-side security capabilities to stay ahead of the threat.

Now that we have Inspector integrated into our security operations, we are happier with our front-end security posture. We are even more confident that we are able to find issues in our web applications quickly and fix them. We believe we have a solid solution in place to keep our eyes on our front end.”

Business Media Company
Director, Network & Security

A while back, a third-party had been responsible for our digital magazine property. Alas, the third-party hadn’t set up the proper client-side security controls, and we inadvertently became victims of a Magecart attack. We needed to take control of our client-side security and bring it in house. We needed to understand everything about our client-side digital properties to keep our business and our customers safe from harm.

During the Feroot Inspector demo we saw a lot of information that we didn’t know about, and didn’t have the technology to uncover. Feroot showed us all the first- and third-party scripts that were running on our web pages, code that was obfuscated, vulnerabilities in our code, ongoing data fingerprinting, and more. It blew us away.”

Referencing Customers

Before referencing any of these customers, a formal request to reference the customer must be made to Mark Gillard, EVP Sales & Customer Success. Current publicly attributable customers:

Forbes

AT&T Cybersecurity

Gusto

Quickbase

AdRoll

Herjavec Group

Contact Information

Media Inquiries:

Matt Zintel

Zintel Public Relations LLC
matthew.zintel@zintelpr.com

Chris Kolling

Vice President, Marketing
marketing@feroot.com

Customer References:

Mark Gillard

EVP, Sales & Customer Success
sales@feroot.com