Here are the most important milestones that we have taken
since Secfense has been established. Here's our way to the passwordless future.
Secfense shares its vision of passwordless authentication adoption for the first time. During the The Zero Trust Interactive Forum Secfense shows its demo and explains how to introduce zero trust and passwordless authentication globally.More details
Puls Biznesu and Gazeta Wyborcza publishes their articles about Secfense. Big country-wide media reach out to Secfense for comments about Cybersecurity related subjects. Secfense keeps building a position of a thought leader.More details
Secfense was recognized by Miesięcznik Gazeta Bankowa as one of the most interesting vendors of banking technology in 2021. Tomasz Kowalski, CEO & cofounder received a recommendation from the jury for User Access Security Broker a solution that paves the way for passwordless authentication in big organizations.More details
Krzysztof Góźdź joins the Secfense team to drive sales and new business development. Krzysztof has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology & Services sales and has previously worked for IBM and Hewlett-Packard bringing on board enterprise customers and cooperating with them.
UiPath Automation Awards - the finalist and audience choice winner. Secfense was recognized as one of the top 3 automation focused startups from more than 250 contestants from CEE & Turkey.
UPC Think Big: Think Digital - semifinalist. Think Big is a long-term program of UPC Polska for entrepreneurs creating and developing based on new technologies and social innovators.
New website in EN and PL with more detailed solution descriptions and industries sections.
Secfense is deployed in one of the insurance companies in Poland. The insurers applications got protected with strong authentication and the system administrator got better control over the authentication process security.
Secfense is invited to run a webinar at Data Protection Academy. This time Marcin Szary from Secfense has introduced FIDO alliance to a webinar audience and explained how to take advantage of a phishing-resistant web authentication standard called FIDO2.Watch the webinar
Two big banks sign up for tests with Secfense After initial remote work crisis was handled more and more companies decide to reach out for strong authentication solutions. Two globally known banks reach out to Secfense to test our product.
Remote work accelerates the interest in Secfense User Access Security Broker Due to the forced work-from-home our inbound traffic grows and Secfense is invited to to test drive our solution at one global insurence company.Read the story
Secfense is invited to host a webinar together with Zaufana Trzecia Strona - one of the most renowned and respectable cybersecurity portal in Poland. Within 2 days more than 450 people registers to the the webinar and the interest about fast MFA deployment exceeds our expectations. In result of it two PoCs are scheduled just days after the webinar.Watch video
Secfense is recognized by AVLab as a company that can play an important role in making 2FA adoption much easier. The story was originally published on the AVLab website in Polish and is now also available in the English version on our blogMore Details
Secfense is invited to cooperate on creating a cybersecurity report by Xopero Software. Secfense creates content related to MFA to the report that is then distributed to the majority of cybersecurity specialists and new technology decision makers in Poland.Read the report
Partnership with Nitrokey to scale FIDO2 in enterprises and SMEs. The story behind Nitrokey goes back to 2008 when the founder and CEO Jan Suhr with some of his friends decided to create an open-source USB key called “Crypto Stick”. This initially non-profit open-source project evolved to become one of the top companies specializing in open source security hardware.More Details
Secfense wins a deal with one of the largest transportation company in Poland
Full Site Protection. Secfense can protect the entire application now. By default, Secfense User Access Security Broker stands before the application and strengthens the user authentication process. With the most recent upgrade a person on the client site can now set up Secfense to be placed one step earlier, protecting not only the login process, but the entire application.More Details
PoC for a large IT organization from the public sector. Secfense provides a recordable, manageable and secure connection for a large number of users to the external web applications.
PoC for a large e-commerce business. Secfense protects the connection of a large number of users from external locations to applications in a shared data center. The goal was to replace the VPN with a solution that does not require installation of plugins on the application or client side.
Starting a partnership with Cherry GmbH, the producer of biometric hardware. Adding Secfense to its solution partners list allows Cherry customers to take advantage of WebAuthn standard.Read Full Story
Introducing a new web authentication standard (also known as FIDO2/WebAuthn) into Secfense User Access Security Broker. WebAuthn is a standard that allows local authenticators (smartphones and biometric hardware) to be used in authentication process instead of passwords.Read Full Story
Secfense has pitched at Heart Summit in Warsaw for corporate r&d specialists introducing Webauthn. This results in getting an invitation to a private event Ballie Gifford Discovery Competition and various follow-up calls with corporate customers.More Details
Secfense has pitched at Pirate Summit in Cologne for top European VCs. This results in new venture capital funds showing interest in our startup and scheduling some follow up meetings for the next funding round.Read Full Story
Participation in a pitch competition during Forum Innowacji in Tarnów. This results in Secfense being selected to Małopolska Startup Rocket program that gives us free participation in a technology show in Milan in 2020 and an opportunity to pitch during Economic Forum in Krynica later in 2019.Watch Video
Starting a partnership with Advatech, the software company from Poland. Advatech sales team becomes the extension of Secfense offering Secfense User Access Security Broker to their new and existing customers.Meet Advatech
Antoni Sikora joins the team to become a person responsible for international outreach, growing sales and new business development. Antoni has previously worked for big software house as well as US-based marketing startups.
Introducing reporting functionalities into an MVP and building a first version of an admin dashboard.
MVP is developed with new functionality. TOTP-based methods (e.g. Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator) are now available for codeless and scalable deployment.
First MVP is made. A tool allowing to deploy U2F security keys (e.g. Yubikey or Feitian) to any web app without coding.
The company is officially founded and registered soon after the succeful demo for the Bitspiration Booster, a startup accelerator that becomes first investor of Secfense for the seed round.Bitspiration
Secfense receives funding and expert guidance from Bitspiration Booster: Paulina Mazurek & Wojciech Burkot (ex-Googlers who established Google R&D Center in Krakow, angel investors), Andrzej Targosz (experienced founder and investor), Oskar Grzegorczyk (supported IT & shared services growth in the region).
“Two-factor authentication is known to be one of the best ways to protect against phishing; however, its implementation has always been difficult. Secfense helped us solve that problem. With their security broker, we were able to introduce various 2FA methods on our web applications at once.”
Head of IT
„We are faced with new challenges every day. We must always be one step ahead of the attackers and know what they are going to do before they do it. We are convinced that User Access Security Broker will bring security to a new level, both for those working at the office and from home. For us, working with Secfense is an opportunity to exchange experience with developers who put great value on out-of-the-box thinking.”
Business Continuity and Computer Security Officer
BNP Paribas Bank Polska