I don't get paid to talk about security products I like. I'm not on any advisory boards. I'm not an investor in any of them. I just like telling other people at *good* security companies that deliver *real* value and stand by their promises. @material_sec is the real deal.
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Really excited for what Ryan Noon and the team are up to over at Material Security. Email has become the center of so much of our digital lives and the blast radius of even a single email account compromise is one of those things that has always kept me up at night. "Zero Trust" for email is long overdue.
I have been ruminating on the Hafnium exchange exploit and my strongest defensive thesis is on @material_sec.
I am so bullish on their product for meaningfully derisking and detecting mailbox abuse.
“Fundraises are just a milestone: the future is built by people, not capital.” Like I needed another reason to love the folks @ @material_sec
If you haven’t checked out their stuff, you should.
well this is well-deserved and coming from one of the best investors in the business with Trae Stephens, is a double sign of validation. every customer of material i know loves the technology (myself included). congrats to Ryan Noon Abhishek Agrawal Kevin Bayly and Rajan Kapoor on an incredible milestone.
It shouldn't be a surprise that the creative minds at @material_sec have just landed such a fantastic Series C. Congrats to the team! I can't wait to see you all cross the finish line together! 🏆 #winningteam
Congrats to Material Security team on the latest round. We’ve been fortunate enough to have a great product and partner with the team there. Looks like others agreed and excited to see more features come to reality. My list of asks just got longer.
Congrats to Ryan Noon and the entire team at Material Security. It was just a moment ago it seems we were talking about the ideas and go to market - stoked to see how far you’ve progressed!
LI peeps, this is worth a look…email security is one of the top three issues we all worry about. This isn’t the same ‘ole approach.
Congratulations to Ryan Noon and the whole Material Security team for their amazing news today. As a customer of their platform, I'm a big fan of the technology, and more importantly, the people behind it. Thanks for all your hard work and I look forward to seeing all the great things that are next for you and the team!
Shout out to the fine folks at Material Security for their Series C. I remember meeting CEO Ryan Noon 6 years ago when their product was mostly still ideas in their heads. It's great to see what smart people with hard work and determination can do to solve tough problems. If you're worried about the security of your emails (and you should be), check them out. Great people. #materialsecurity Ryan Noon @materialsecurity
Congrats to Ryan Noon and everyone on the team at Material Security on raising another round to support their mission of making email more secure! I enjoyed reading this story sharing a bit more about the journey to this point: https://fortune.com/2021/05/25/email-material-security-microsoft-google-gmail-g-suite-elad-gil/
Congrats Material Security on the Series C! Making Zero Trust email security a reality. It has been an honor to witness your journey from stealth. Keep shipping cool stuff
Super excited to see the growth of non-snake oil security startups. Rare to see new entrants in the space actually improve the state of security with innovative approaches. @material_sec's mission is personal to me.
Congrats Material Security on the new funding round! Amazing application (both in literal and relative terminology), robust underlying platform and most importantly kickass team that we have had the privilege of working with. If you haven't checked them out, please do! They are doing amazing things and align beautifully with "Zero Trust for Email" model #emailsecurity
If you manage corporate IT security and haven't been following Material Security I recommend checking them out. They bring solutions to email problems that felt intractable and I really appreciate their deployment model.
Stoked for @material_sec. It's seriously cool tech, and always nice to see what a genuinely novel approach to a hard problem in security looks like. (Congrats!)
We need more companies starting from first principles thinking about securing apps from the inside out. @material_sec has done exactly this for securing email. Highly recommended!
I really love @material_sec and how easy it makes it to protect our company’s email systems. This morning I saw a phish in my inbox. I flagged it as phishing and instantly the email was defanged and I received this email.
Honestly one of the best security products I've used and its value is apparent in their unique approach. I am sure more companies will try to imitate what Material is doing as it just makes sense.
I recorded a Soap Box this morning with @material_sec... their whole product was designed to lock down cloud mailboxes to make threat actor access to your o365/GSuite tenant pointless. I'm pretty much convinced their marketing team is behind the SolarWinds/Holiday Bear stuff. It's pretty cool stuff actually... super creative API use. I'll publish that one early next week I think.
One of our favorite modern security tech stack tools: @material_sec. We love partnering with this team! Excited to see their novel approach gain traction.
I’ve worked with a lot of vendors over the years and Material Security has blown me away every step of the way. They have the best team in the world but what’s more impressive is their product.
Congratulations to my friends Material Security for their series C! Email security sucks, I suggest looking into tools that make it suck a lot less like Material Security. This stuff is like tech-black-magic and I don't think I've ever quite had a jaw-drop moment in a tech demo quite like I did the fist time I saw Material
#security #infosec #emailsecurity
The team at Material Security is taking a fresh approach to solving one of the most fundamental problems in security: protecting data sitting in mailboxes. A few years ago, I took a call prepared to say no to Ryan and Grant as they pitched me on the solution, but I found no reason to - the product made too much sense, and they weren't selling fancy snake oil. It's been impressive to see the journey and how they've grown since. Congrats to the team (Ryan Noon Rajan Kapoor Grant Bauer) on the Series C! Can't wait to see where you guys take this rocketship. :)
Everyone in infosec knows it's rare to see a new product that is obviously a solution instead of a band-aid. Congrats to the @material_sec team for building one of those products.
Their demo was fantastic. Definitely a fresh take on email security. Probably be first tool I've seen that works equally well if you're on Gmail or 0365.
I love the Material Security approach. Make email less valuable, versus try to constantly detect/respond.
I know I'm way oversimplifying, but my point is the approach is different from what we are doing today and worth spending time to understand.
congrats! I just got the demo and this is the most interesting security solution I have seen in years. Best of success with the unveiling.
Congratulations to Material Security and their founders, Ryan Noon, Chris Park, and Abhishek Agrawal, for their $100M raise to continue to grow and help more companies protect their employees' sensitive data even when their accounts are compromised! I first met the team when the company was just getting started before their seed investment round, and this round shows just how far they've come. Looking forward to watching their ongoing journey and helping a bit along the way!
Congratulations to Ryan Noon, Abhishek Agrawal and the entire team at Material Security for their successful Series-C. The team at Material Security has built a really interesting product that completely bypasses how everybody has thought about email security historically. Congratulations, and can’t wait to see what they do next. 🚀
Data at rest in an email inbox has become the richest quarry for hackers. Quarterly earnings, fab qual reports, the design for the next battery pack. My colleagues and I actually have these things in our inboxes, and the legacy security companies and cloud platforms don’t know how to protect it all.
Since its founding in 2018, the team at Material Security has held a radical view, which is that the atomic unit of protection ought to be data. Not accounts, not devices – data. This in turn causes an infosec product to be built differently. Heroic engineering efforts were needed to wrap a data protection platform around classic cloud service providers. But they are succeeding.
And this reframe has sparked a wonderful, sustainable business at Material Security. My congratulations toRyan Noon, Chris Park, and Abhishek Agrawal on their announcement today of a large Series C and a healthy, earned enterprise value of $1bn+.
My thanks to these exceptional founders for allowing us at HNVR to partner with them in growing the business since 2018. You can read more about them here: https://lnkd.in/gK8YY83p.
For anyone who builds, designs, manufactures, codes, audits, or bills, Material Security is a must. Do whatever you can to get it installed.
Congrats Material Security!!!
Ryan Noon, you've got a killer team with Neel Motiwala, Kevin Bayly, and the rest of the gang that works so hard to bring email security into this century.
Been an absolute pleasure watching you deliver for so many and couldn't be happier to say that I am now a proud and happy customer as well.
Keep killing it! Go make the world safe for email again!!!
A day late with the congrats but I'm so excited for my friends at Material Security for their Series C raise and incredible $1.1B valuation. I'm not surprised -- they build an excellent product that does useful things and have a team of smart and thoughtful people.
I never got the email, but this is huge news! If you're one of those companies that has this fancy "email" thing, then you should really check out what @material_sec are doing. Adding business security to the treasure trove of dox that is Gmail through APIs is really rad.
Super impressed with Material Security's meteoric rise in the security world. The whole team is relentless, brilliant, and the kind of people that you love working with. They're solving one of the most important problems in security: how to survive even after an attacker breaks into a mailbox. Highly recommend checking them out.
Congrats Ryan Noon and Abhishek Agrawal for the incredible Series C milestone! Well deserved. Can't wait to see what you do next!
Huge milestone for Material Security today! Over the years I've learned so much working with Ryan Noon Chris Park and Abhishek Agrawal -- can't think of three better people to have this success. The problems they are tackling are hard and meaningful. After the 2016 election e-mail hacks they realized that email security is still an open problem and engineered solutions to create a more secure society. If your company holds critical data in email (it probably does) -- check out their tech ASAP!
Things that seem super obvious now that someone has thought of them:
- The wheel
- Adhesive bandages
- Cocktail olives
- Technology to proactively secure email holdings
Congratulations to Material Security and its founders on this impressive milestone. Can’t wait to see what they add to this list next!
Huge Congratulations to Ryan Noon and the Material Team - I love their relentless focus on keeping the customer experience first while solving a hard problem with email security - keep crushing it!!!!
Material Security @material_sec is a great example of how to re-imagine an experience as routine as email. 10x more secure and 10x better: https://material.security/leak-preventionhttps://material.security/phishing-herd-immunity… Congrats @internet_meme, @abhishek0918, and team on a fresh $40M
After spending a few months with Ryan Noon, Abhishek Agrawal and Chris Park, it’s no surprise that the creative minds at Material Security just landed a fantastic Series C. Just like a seatbelt or a parachute, Material Security tech protects your digital life even after an attacker breaks into a mailbox. Highly recommend checking them out at https://material.security/
Congrats on the Class C! I can't wait to see what comes next.
I was fortunate to have met with Ryan, Abhishek, and Chris during the early days of building an email security product. I arrived at the meeting somewhat sceptical and was expecting a set of PowerPoint slides and some whiteboarding. Instead, I immediately realised a great core product that solves a problem that every CIO and CISO worries about. While many companies take an approach to reduce your risk, there's only one that gives true assurance to IT and security teams that email and the data contained within it be truly secured. That company is Material Security, which announced their Series B on the back of a great year, a set of delighted customers and a stellar team that continues to build a transformative product. Congratulations to Ryan Noon, Abhishek Agrawal, Chris Park and the entire team on the recognition and wishing you continued success in the time ahead.
Congrats to @material_sec! Great new logos in the announcement including Roblox, DoorDash, Databricks, Collective Health, Lyft, and Iterable ....
This really is the future of e-mail security. And it's so rare a new category is defined with this sort of velocity.
Wow. Congrats to the Material Security crew! I got the pleasure to meet Ryan Noon and Abhishek Agrawal several years ago when Material was just launching. I've been a happy customer ever since and keep recommending Material to all of my friends in the IT and Security space. This is a company that "gets it" when it comes to the intersection of security and usability. And the founders definitely "get it" when it comes to customer delight.
Congratulations to Material Security on their Series B. Always good to see security companies succeeding. More security is better for all of us.
Congrats to Ryan Noon, Abhishek Agrawal , Chris Park and team at Material Security on a solid Series B raise ($40M). If you don’t have a “Zero Trust for Email” strategy, then do you really have a zero trust model at all?
Looking to add a product that takes a unique approach to your security stack? Check out Material Security!
I've been chatting with the team since before they even had a product for me to use and I can say that a ton of thought has gone into building this product and it adds a really great, unique approach to security that other products don't cover. #cybersecurity
Email is the embarrassing security gap at the root of so many hacks and data leaks. I'm glad the great folks at Material Security are on the case. Congrats on the new funding!
Massive Congratulations to Ryan Noon Abhishek Agrawal and the Material Security Team on their latest Series B round of funding.
Material is setting the bar for email security and truly leading the pack.
Cheers to the future and all the incredible features this round brings - Onwards and upwards 🚀
Congrats to Ryan Noon and the team at Material Security on their latest Series B!
(I frequently use the Podesta incident as evidence and justification for cybersecurity and defense-in-depth measures. The articles online don't do enough justice after chatting with Ryan and hearing him explain his motivation and history.) Excited about this take on Zero Trust and E-mail.
Users have 10x more information online than 10 years ago yet we haven’t seen a rethink of information security.
@material_sec assumes the attacker will get access and still protects you, works against social engineering!
Every political campaign should sign up by end of week :)
Elegant. Well thought out solution to an intractable problem in the security space. Best wishes!
Only once in a blue moon do you find an "it just makes perfect sense!' product. Congrats to the team!
In 2017 I met three guys who said they were going to build an email security startup. When they talked about what they planned to do, I got really excited because they were describing the exact problems my teams and I had been facing for years. I contributed a bit to helping them get started and have stayed in touch. I'm really happy to see that three years later their ideas have turned into a real product that will actually help us stay safer in email - our most important work productivity tool.
Over the years, I seem to have worried quite a bit about email security. I pioneered the practical use of email signing and blocking, back in 2007, which is what culminated in the DMARC standard a couple of years later. If you're not doing DKIM / SPF mail signing, and publishing a DMARC policy, then you're not properly protecting your email channel.
Similarly, most people these days regard strong authentication as a vital component of their overall email security strategy. Again, for entirely obvious reasons, I agree 100% with this. This is why we started FIDO back in 2012, and why its a vital piece of your overall email defenses. So, if you are not using strong authentication (perhaps using U2F) to protect your email channels, again you're not fully protecting it.
But wait, there's more! You still need to have instrumentation as to what's going on in your corporate email stream, and have the capability to reach into that stream and take quite specific actions - typically policy-based - if you see certain types of naughtiness. Open standards aren't going to help you here - rather, you're going to have to buy a tool to do this.
There are few vendors to choose from, and my absolute favorite these days is from Material Security. They raised a pretty large Series B round recently (https://lnkd.in/gAtb5MF), which would indeed lead you to suspect that I'm not the only person who has a lot of faith in them. So, again, if you don't have a tool such as Material Security's (or one of their competitors if you prefer!), you're still not doing email security right.
Congrats Ryan, Abhishek and Chris on Material Security's Series B! Great to bring strong email protection to more businesses.
Congrats Ryan Noon and the Material team on the continued success and a nice Series B. Excited for you guys. It's rare to see this kind of feedback and excitement for a security product.
Material Security might be the fastest we've seen to onboard enterprise customers like Lyft Roblox Sonos, Inc. Flexport Gusto PagerDuty and more...remarkable growth since our investment a couple years ago.
They just raised $40M from Elad Gil to fuel the 🚀🚀🚀 and further expand their email security platform. Congrats to Ryan Noon Chris Park Abhishek Agrawal on all the progress!
Congrats @internet_meme @abhishek0918 and the @material_sec folks on the Series B raise! https://fortune.com/2021/05/25/email-material-security-microsoft-google-gmail-g-suite-elad-gil/…
So pumped for Ryan Noon and the entire Material Security team on the news dropping today about their new fund raise (40m$ 👀👀👀) They’re doing some really innovative things in the email security space (yes there is still innovation needed there!).
Check them out if you haven’t had a chance yet and read up about their success in the Fortune article by Robert Hackett.
Material Security has an incredibly impressive customer list, and they're just getting started.
Congrats Material Security! Unwanted eyes will get into your company email, despite your best efforts. This team has you covered. Really happy to see great people forming a great team to build a great product.
I met Ryan Noon at Material Security really early on and was impressed with his thinking and his focus on a gnarly problem set that has historically resisted straight forward solutioning. I've enjoyed providing input, feedback, and watching them evolve to create something truly different. So awesome to see it finally unveiled to the world!
It's been a really awesome force multiplier for us
Email security continues to be a major area of focus for IT and Security teams. The team at Material Security has taken a very different approach to build a world-class product. Wishing you success in the time ahead Ryan Noon Abhishek Agrawal Chris Park Kevin Bayly Alex P. #emailismaterial #emailsecurity
#Security is a critical component of the #customerexperience across the #digitalchannels of any organization yet it is usually an overlooked topic in #cybersecurity programs. As Phil Venables once said: "...we need to keep making the secure path the easiest...and also create some enjoyment in how people interact with security".
It is time to extend #customercentricity to cyber and change the focus of Cyber #investments from a #technology one to a #customer (internal and external) one. The article below addresses one of the important dimensions around #identityandaccessmanagement In addition to this, we should be thinking about how to improve the #governance of the #digitalfootprint, address #emailsecurity (think some innovative solutions such as Material Security for customers), raise the game on #fraud #weaksignal #detection and actively profiling and tracking #adversaries.
Marguerite Bérard Sophie Heller Thomas J. Malta Ryan Noon Rami Efrati Chris Hubbell Robert Rodriguez Frederic Kerrest
While launching publicly today, @material_sec has spent the last year quietly signing up great customers with their modern approach to email and inbox security. Great product from a great team.