The cyber landscape leaves every organization and individual vulnerable because antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), extended detection and response (XDR), and other malware detection systems are unable to cope with the latest threats. Even with the latest advancements in machine learning (ML), these tools are always catching up to the adversaries. The evidence is all around you. Malware names and attacks are featured in trade publications almost daily. There would be no headlines if most detection-based anti-malware tools were succeeding. Days, weeks, and sometimes months later, their pattern-matching detection databases and algorithms are updated. Until then, everyone is vulnerable.
AppGuard’s mission is to provide everyone with an additional layer of protection that takes a completely different approach. Instead of developing yet another means to try to tell bad from good, AppGuard focuses on what all malware attacks have in common: hundreds of malware techniques. AppGuard does not allow malware to do what it must without having to literally recognize the malware. Adding AppGuard stops what your other defenses miss entirely or detect too late. The outcome is: fewer malware incidents; less cyber noise and chaos; and lighter cyber operations.
AppGuard Inc. is a subsidiary of Blue Planet-works Inc.
Janne Kobayashi serves as CEO of AppGuard Inc. and Chairman/CEO of Blue Planet-works Inc. Prior to joining AppGuard in April 2020, Janne was running a strategy and management advisory business for blue chip companies.
Naomichi Haraguchi is President at Blue Planet-works, AppGuard’s parent company. After joining Long-Term Credit Bank, Ltd. (currently Shisei Bank) in 1980, Haraguchi returned from New York University Business School in 1986.
Prior to the Blue Planet-works,Inc. acquisition of the AppGuard product line, Dr. Comlekoglu served as the Chief Software Architect of Blue Ridge Networks, Inc., where he invented the core technology of AppGuard.
Kristen has been at the forefront of emerging technology throughout her 25 year career. Prior to joining AppGuard, she was CEO and founder of Claritly, helping mission-driven startups leverage AI, machine learning, and RPA to scale.
Genshu ”James" Mitsuyama is the CFO of Blue Planet-works and AppGuard, Inc. Prior to joining AppGuard, Inc. in January 2021, he was the head of US Business Development at another venture company.
Carlin joined AppGuard, Inc. at the beginning of 2021 after nearly two decades in the cybersecurity industry and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Engineering.