Startup founded by FireEye alum goes after FireEye

A former FireEye engineer has kicked off a startup whose machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies will compete against his former employer’s threat-prevention platforms.

SlashNext makes Active Cyber Defense System, a service with a cloud-based learning component that can detect data exfiltration, malware, exploits and social engineering attacks, says the company’s founder and CEO Atif Mushtaq.

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SlashNext CEO Atif Mushtaq: “The system has a low false positive rate.”

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