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Cortex XSOAR Reports Record Growth for 2017

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Cortex XSOAR Reports Record Year with Rapid Growth and Large Customer Deployments in 2017; Names CyberArk CEO to Board of Directors

Leader in Security Automation and Orchestration Grows Number of Customers 300 Percent over 2016 in Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Market

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Jan. 29, 2018 — Cortex XSOAR, an innovator in Security Automation and Orchestration technology, today announced a record year for 2017 which saw customer growth jump 300 percent over the previous year, including adding six new Fortune 500 companies. Cortex XSOAR also doubled its workforce, significantly grew its partner network, and expanded functionality and distribution of its offering in the Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) space.

As a result of its rapidly accelerating business and to help fuel future growth, Cortex XSOAR also announced naming Udi Mokady, Chairman and CEO of CyberArk, to its Board of Directors. Recognized as a pioneer in establishing the Privileged Account Security software market, since becoming CEO in 2005 Mr. Mokady’s leadership and direction has helped guide CyberArk to strong record growth, while accelerating overall market adoption for privileged account security solutions to protect against an evolving advanced threat landscape. Since co-founding the company in 1999, Mr. Mokady has also served as CyberArk’s chief strategist and visionary, overseeing global expansion, management, execution and corporate development.

“I’ve had my eye on Cortex XSOAR since its inception in 2016, and its impressive market adoption validates the industry’s need for a comprehensive SOAR solution,” said Mr. Mokady. “I look forward to working with the founding team to accelerate growth and gain worldwide brand recognition.”

In 2017, Cortex XSOAR’s adoption expanded globally which contributed to its record customer growth rate of 300 percent over 2016. The list of new Fortune 500 customers includes a global, online payments provider; a semiconductor manufacturer; a software provider for human resources management; a consumer cosmetic company; and two energy conglomerates. The growth validates the industry’s need for SOAR technologies as companies worldwide continue to deal with security issues that threaten the protection of their private data and reputations. For more information on SOAR technologies as defined by Gartner, see

According to Gartner, “By year-end 2020, 15 percent of organizations with a security team larger than five people will leverage SOAR tools for orchestration and automation reasons, up from less than 1 percent today.” 1

During 2017, Cortex XSOAR continued to enhance its SOAR product features for enterprises, including launching the industry’s first Security Operations Platform with machine learning that learns from analysts’ actions used to resolve incidents to optimize future incident response. Earlier in the year, Cortex XSOAR introduced the industry’s first comprehensive incident management platform to offer integrated threat intelligence. The company also released its cloud SaaS offering for organizations and Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts to dramatically improve mean time to response (MTTR) and more efficiently respond to cyber threats with a flexible hosted deployment and subscription pricing.

“It has been an exciting ride at Cortex XSOAR and we are bracing ourselves for the next big wave of growth in the years to come,” said Slavik Markovich, CEO of Cortex XSOAR. “We are firing on all cylinders with an innovative SOAR product seeing significant demand worldwide. And we are pleased to have visionary board members such as Udi to help guide us in our next phase of growth.”

Cortex XSOAR integrates with more than 150 security products and enables organizations to build playbooks for different security operations. By integrating other security products with Cortex XSOAR, users can orchestrate actions across a suite of products in one window, automate response actions through playbooks, and run live security commands from a collaboration interface to remediate threats, all of which can reduce MTTR for security incidents. In addition, the case management and machine learning capabilities help security teams save resources and time while enforcing rigor and process to incident response. Cortex XSOAR helps future-proof security operation centers.

Note 1 – Gartner, “Innovation Insight for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response,” Claudio Neiva et al, Nov. 30, 2017.

About Cortex XSOAR
Cortex XSOAR is the first and only comprehensive Security Operations Platform to combine security orchestration, incident management, machine learning from analyst activities, and interactive investigation. Cortex XSOAR’s orchestration engine automates security product tasks and weaves in the human analyst tasks and workflows. Cortex XSOAR enables security teams to reduce mean time to response (MTTR), create consistent incident management process, and increase analyst productivity. Cortex XSOAR is backed by Accel and other prominent investors and has offices in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv. For more information, visit or email


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