Industry veteran Alan Cohen joins Silverfort as strategic advisor

Silverfort, the provider of next-generation authentication solutions, announced that Alan Cohen has joined as a strategic advisor.

A former senior executive at leading technology companies such as Illumio, Nicira and Cisco, Cohen has had a successful 25-year career at cloud software, networking and security companies as a hands-on executive and board member, generating revenue of more than $6 billion. He is a frequent industry speaker and commentator whose work appears regularly in The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Recode, ReadWrite and Pando Daily.

Silverfort’s non-intrusive MFA platform enables organizations to secure access to any sensitive resource, including systems that couldn’t be protected until today, without requiring agents, proxies or local configurations. Using innovative technology, Silverfort can help enterprises transition into modern IAM frameworks, including adoption of AI-based adaptive authentication, zero-trust security and passwordless authentication, without having to change their existing systems and networks – which is often a significant barrier.

“Silverfort’s groundbreaking technology solves a big security gap for many organizations – a gap that is only growing bigger as network perimeters continue to dissolve,” says Cohen. “I’m excited to join this talented team and help them bring this solution to the market.”

“Alan’s successful track record, vast experience and industry influence are a tremendous addition to our team,” says Hed Kovetz, CEO of Silverfort. “We are truly lucky to have access to Alan’s experience and mentorship as we continue to expand our market presence through strategic partnerships and accelerate the company’s growth.”

“Protecting the unprotectable” with next-generation authentication

As network perimeters continue to disappear due to cloud migration, IoT, Bring-Your-Own-Device policies and more, current MFA solutions are becoming ineffective and cannot handle the diversity, complexity and dynamic nature of the new corporate environment. Silverfort enables companies to seamlessly deliver strong authentication across all sensitive assets both on-premises and in the cloud, without requiring any agents or proxies, and to leverage AI-driven adaptive authentication policies across all systems and environments.

Silverfort’s agentless architecture and holistic approach offer a big advantage over mainstream MFA solutions as they enable organizations to extend protection to any sensitive system or resource, including systems that were considered “unprotectable” until today, such as homegrown and proprietary business applications, regulated systems and data (e.g. financial, healthcare), IT infrastructure (e.g. hypervisors, DCs and network equipment), administrative access (e.g. PAM, RDP, SSH), file shares, databases, SCADA, IoT devices and more. By enabling strong authentication to proprietary systems and applications, Silverfort also helps companies migrate them securely and easily to the cloud.

Silverfort monitors all access requests across on-premises and cloud environments, continuously calculating risk levels and applying adaptive authentication policies to step up authentication and block threats in real time. This allows organizations to maximize security while minimizing disruptions to legitimate users.