August 30, 2014 10:48 AM ET

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Company Overview of Kindsight, Inc.

Company Overview

Kindsight, Inc. develops online identity theft protection services that detect threats in Internet traffic for Internet service providers and mobile network operators. Its solutions detect cybercrime threats, computer viruses, spyware, phishing, and poisonous site threats. Kindsight, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Mountain View, California. The company has development centers in Sunnyvale, California; and Ottawa, Canada.

755 Ravendale Drive

Mountain View, CA 94043

United States

Founded in 2007



Key Executives for Kindsight, Inc.

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Media & Advertising Operations
Vice President of R&D
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kindsight, Inc. Key Developments

Kindsight Empowers Internet Service Providers to Defend Against Botnets

Kindsight, Inc. announced the Kindsight Botnet Security service to help Internet service providers detect botnet activity in the network and protect subscribers against bot infections. The Kindsight solution is embedded within the service providers' networks to analyze Internet traffic for communications between infected devices and the bot masters' command-and-control (C&C) servers. Throughout the past few years, botnets have become a growing concern in the US and around the world. During 2012, four of the top five high-level threats to home networks were botnets, according to Kindsight Security Labs. In fact, almost 50% of home network infections last year were the result of malware related to botnets. That's why Kindsight has developed a new security solution specifically to address botnets, backed by research from its Security Labs. The Kindsight Botnet Security service is built upon the network-based malware detection capabilities of the Kindsight Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS-8800). When it detects a botnet infection from a subscriber, the solution can take action by placing infected devices into a walled garden where subscribers will receive instructions and tools to help them remove the threat. The Kindsight NIDS sensor can also block infected devices from communicating with C&C servers, preventing hackers from sending instructions and launching other attacks.

Kindsight, Inc. Releases New Features for Kindsight Mobile Security to Expand the Protection Mobile Operators

Kindsight, Inc. released new features for Kindsight Mobile Security to expand the protection mobile operators can offer their subscribers. Mobile operators can now alert users of suspicious apps that would be missed by device-only security apps, block infected devices from communicating with attackers' command-and-control (C&C) servers, and help the subscriber locate missing phones and remotely lock or wipe data from stolen phones. Kindsight Mobile Security continues to be the only mobile security solution for consumers that combines network-based and device-based security for complete protection. Building upon the existing network-based malware detection capabilities of the Kindsight Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS-8800), Kindsight Mobile Security uses sophisticated techniques to infer the malicious apps that have infected the device by comparing activity detected in the network with suspicious apps on the device. When mobile malware is detected in the network, subscribers are not only alerted but also shown which infected apps to remove. This powerful functionality protects subscribers against new mobile malware before device-only security apps. The Kindsight NIDS sensor can also block infected devices from communicating with C&C servers while deployed offline, preventing hackers from stealing data on mobile devices or launching other attacks. This blocking capability can also be configured to put infected devices into a walled garden or prevent them from accessing the network. The Kindsight Mobile Security app has also been expanded to offer anti-theft features including: Find and Locate Phone - If a subscriber loses their phone, they can log in to their service provider's website to find its location. The webpage provides a snapshot of the phone's whereabouts and the subscriber can also sound an alarm to locate the device. Remote Lock and Wipe - mobile devices contain personal and sensitive information: photos, contacts, messages, etc. The Kindsight Mobile Security app now enables users to lock the device by setting a new passcode or wipe personal data when their phone is stolen or lost. Mobile operators can deploy the white-labeled Kindsight Mobile Security solution to launch new value-added services to their subscribers under their own brand. These services can be offered for a monthly fee to generate new revenue or by using a freemium model where some functionality is offered for free and the subscriber can upgrade to the premium features for a fee. Since mobile operators are the only providers who can combine network-based and device-based security, by working with Kindsight they can offer a strongly differentiated offering to their subscribers as compared to off-the-shelf, device-only mobile security solutions.

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