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Blue Hexagon racks up another honor among AI cybersecurity firms.

The number of applications for artificial intelligence in cybersecurity is growing rapidly. From what was theoretical only a few years ago to solutions that bring substantial benefits to cyber defense operations today, AI now can stop cyber adversaries and malware at sub-second speeds. 

CB Insights—a tech market intelligence platform—lists the 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies each year. This year, and for the second time in two years, Blue Hexagon—a leading agentless cloud-native AI platform—was named to CB Insight’s A 100 list. 

Through an evidence-based approach, the CB Insights research team selected the AI 100 from a pool of more than 6,000 companies based on several factors including patent activity, investor quality, news sentiment analysis, proprietary Mosaic scores, market potential, partnerships, competitive landscape, team strength, and tech novelty. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies to help predict a company’s momentum.

“This is the fifth year CB Insights has recognized the most promising private artificial intelligence companies with the AI 100, and this is one of the most international groups we’ve ever seen with this year’s report spanning 18 industries, with companies working on everything from climate risk to accelerating drug research and development,” said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal.

“Blue Hexagon is thrilled to be placed amongst the leading innovators in AI,” said Nayeem Islam, CEO and Co-founder, Blue Hexagon. “Our goal has always been to promote cloud security at a second’s speed. Providing agentless cloud-native AI security enables us to keep our customers safe 24x7x365. This recognition highlights the innovations and achievements we have accomplished in deep learning AI security.”

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and founded in 2017, Blue Hexagon’s Agentless Cloud-Native AI Security technology has addressed the security needs of cloud-first and cloud-enabled enterprises. These Cloud-enabled enterprises demand runtime security that provides actionable visibility, real-time threat defense, and continuous compliance. Blue Hexagon’s real-time threat defense protects against zero-day threats, ransomware, cryptojacking, command and control, lateral movement, and other unauthorized activities. Blue Hexagon provides actionable security visibility with network, workload, and storage as well as user/entity insights. The solution also helps achieve continuous compliance including misconfiguration and cloud intrusion detection. Through an agentless architecture, that doesn’t impact performance or privacy/confidentiality, it eliminates Security-DevOps friction and supports all workloads and OS platforms across major cloud providers.

Blue Hexagon is trusted by leading healthcare, e-commerce, insurance, and financial services companies and recognized by Forbes AI for Next-Gen NDR innovation, included in the 2020 Gartner Market Guide for Network Detection and Response, named to CNBC’s Upstart 100 list of “World’s Most Promising Startups” in 2019 and earned a Perfect Score in Network Threat Protection by PCSL.


Steven Bowcut is an award-winning journalist covering cyber and physical security. He is an editor and writer for Brilliance Security Magazine as well as other security and non-security online publications. Follow and connect with Steve on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.