Red Balloon Security

As the proliferation of IoT continues there's a real need for security for these devices. We are on a mission to secure every embedded device in the world.

Founded 2013
1-15 employees
  • Cybersecurity
  • Red Balloon Security is the leading embedded device security company, delivering deep host-based defense for all devices. We build technologies that provide intrusion defense and situational awareness capable of defending against advanced zero-day exploitation of embedded devices. Red Balloon Security works with public sector, manufacturers and enterprises. Red Balloon Security is a privately held company based in New York City started by researchers from Columbia University. It is a Columbia Portfolio Company and a Microsoft Ventures Accelerator company.

    Red Balloon Security Symbiote Defense

    The company's innovative embedded devices defense consists of Symbiote Continuous Integrity Attestation, Symbiote Implant Apprehension, Symbiote Binary Structure Randomization, and Symbiote Secure Telemetry.

    Red Balloon's technology originated from a Columbia Engineering laboratory in response to increased and forecasted exploitation of embedded devices. It is a result of a decade long relationship with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The technology is exclusively transferred to Red Balloon Security to make advanced anti-malware available to the commercial market. Today, modern Symbiote technology is able to run on any device, regardless of CPU type, regardless of functionality, regardless of operating system and without changing the performance and functionality of the device. Symbiote is currently the lowest touch means for device manufacturers to deploy products to market with cyber security protection. We don’t require access to customer source code, and we don’t require manufacturers to change their product design.

    Red Balloon Security - Our work