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Team

Management Team

Israel Levy, CEO

Joined as CEO on Sept 2014 for the transition to the enterprise market. He served as the founder and CEO of ControlGuard (acquired by Cryptzone), an endpoint security company that served over 300 large enterprises including the largest financial and security agencies in the US and Israel. Prior to ControlGuard, he was the CEO of Technomatix Unicam, a fully owned subsidiary of Tecnomatix (NASDAQ: TCNO), which was acquired by UGS and later by Siemens. Additionally, Israel was Senior VP Business Development and BU manager at CA HQ in Islandia NY and a Managing Director of Computer Associates Israel. Israel holds a BA and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Israel Baharav, COO and Cofounder

Israel has extensive experience managing young, advanced technology companies. He was executive chairman of Idanit, now called Scitex Vision, and later of Objet. He was also closely involved with two other high technology startups, Healinxs and Optonics; was founder and president of BI-101, an international consulting company; and is Managing Director of STEP Inc. in Israel. Israel Baharav served in the Israel Air Force (IAF), where he attained the rank of Brigadier General. He has held top-level executive and operational roles in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), including Head of Air Force Intelligence, Head of Air Force Operational Requirements, and Head of IDF Strategic Planning. As a fighter pilot and commanding officer, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the President of Israel.

Eyal Dotan, CTO and Co-Founder

Eyal is the inventor of BUFFERZONE’s patented technology. He is the creator of ViGUARD, one of the first Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS) software solutions, which sold hundreds of thousands of licenses in the private and government sectors and was the first proactive protection to stop the ‘I Love You’, Melissa, Klez, Blaster, and Sasser viruses without using black-list signatures. He holds a number of patents in the field of computer security, and has participated in numerous security events and reviews such as Virus Bulletin, Black Hat Europe, MISC, NetFocus, and JSSI, as well as IT security training at the European Commission. He heads the Windows security program at EPITECH – European Institute of Technology, in Paris.

Board

Israel Baharav, COO and Co-founder

Israel has extensive experience managing young, advanced technology companies. He was executive chairman of Idanit, now called Scitex Vision, and later of Objet. He was also closely involved with two other high technology startups, Healinxs and Optonics; was founder and president of BI-101, an international consulting company; and is Managing Director of STEP Inc. in Israel. Israel Baharav served in the Israel Air Force (IAF), where he attained the rank of Brigadier General. He has held top-level executive and operational roles in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), including Head of Air Force Intelligence, Head of Air Force Operational Requirements, and Head of IDF Strategic Planning. As a fighter pilot and commanding officer, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the President of Israel.

Abe Peled

Dr. Abe Peled is a Principal at CyberCloud Ventures, a Consulting and Investment Company. He is also a Senior Adviser to the Permira Private Equity TMT Group and Chairman of the Board of TeamViewer, a Permira portfolio company. Abe is also on the Board of Inmarsat Plc. From 1995, Dr. Peled served as CEO of NDS Group Ltd, and lead the company until its acquisition by Cisco in 2012. Following the acquisition he served as Senior Vice President of Strategy at Cisco’s Video and Collaboration Group till January 2014.  Prior to joining NDS, Dr. Peled worked at IBM’s Research Division in the US where he had worldwide management responsibility for Systems and Software, and at Elron in Israel, where he served as Senior Vice President for Business Development. Dr. Peled has a PhD in digital signal processing from Princeton University as well as BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute in Israel. Dr. Peled is the co-author of the first undergraduate text book on Digital Signal Processing, published by John Wiley in 1976, and has served on the National Academy of Sciences Computer Science and Telecommunications Board from 1988 to 1993. In March 2013 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Digital TV Europe.

Israel Levy, CEO

Joined as CEO on Sept 2014 for the transition to the enterprise market. He served as the founder and CEO of ControlGuard (acquired by Cryptzone), an endpoint security company that served over 300 large enterprises including the largest financial and security agencies in the US and Israel. Prior to ControlGuard, he was the CEO of Technomatix Unicam, a fully owned subsidiary of Tecnomatix (NASDAQ: TCNO), which was acquired by UGS and later by Siemens. Additionally, Israel was Senior VP Business Development and BU manager at CA HQ in Islandia NY and a Managing Director of Computer Associates Israel. Israel holds a BA and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.