€350,000 for Hague-Based Cybersecurity Startup Infix Technologies from UNIIQ
Entrepreneurs Jeroen van den Bos and Marja van Aken, two former NFI employees, are developing a software service with their cybersecurity startup Infix Technologies to better protect software developers from cyber attacks. In particular, Infix Technologies focuses on cyber attacks carried out by infiltrating and infecting via binary data such as documents and images.
To this end, Infix Technologies develops innovative CDR (Content Disarm and Reconstruction) technology to analyse, clean and rebuild files so that they can be safely used again. Infix Technologies receives an investment of €350,000 from Early Stage Funding. This investment from UNIIQ will allow Infix Technologies to further develop their software service to support and secure multiple file types. The investment was announced at the Security Delta's (HSD) New Year reception by The Hague alderman Saskia Bruines.
Protection against software supply chain cyber attacks
Infix Technologies is developing a software service to better protect software developers against so-called software supply chain attacks. These are cyber attacks that take place during the software development process. In recent years, this type of cyber attacks has grown enormously and the European Cybersecurity Agency expects this growth to continue significantly in the coming years. The main reasons are the growing use of open source components in software development and the fact that more and more people work from home via the cloud.
Unique approach to file security with CDR Technology
The software service is built on the basis of an implementation of so-called CDR (Content Disarm and Reconstruction) technology developed entirely by Infix Technologies itself. This relatively new technology, unlike existing virus scanners, is capable of identifying and then neutralising even completely new threats. Through CDR, files are built up cleanly and securely so they can be used. With this technology, Infix Technologies focuses on securing binary data in files such as JPEG, PDF, DOCX etc.
The two founders, Jeroen van den Bos and Marja van Aken, have years of experience in analysing files in detail at the NFI. They expect to launch the first commercial version of their tool on GitHub during 2023. The tool will consist of a free version that can be used in open-source software development projects, and a paid version that can also be used within companies.
"We are extremely pleased with the Early Stage Funding investment from UNIIQ, which will allow us to rapidly develop our technology and software service. As a result, we will be able to launch the service commercially during this year. We are very much looking forward to embarking on this adventure together with UNIIQ!"- Jeroen van de Bos, CEO Infix Technologies
"We are delighted to be supporting Infix Technologies with a VFF investment. Entrepreneurs Jeroen van den Bos and Marja van Aken develop cutting-edge technology, based on their years of working experience at the leading NFI. With this technology, software development is better protected against cyber attacks. The company fits perfectly into The Hague's ecosystem and has therefore settled directly on the HSD Campus." - Hans Dreijklufft, Fund manager UNIIQ