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RiskIQ Accelerates Momentum Across Entire External Threat Management Solution Set in First Half of 2016

Triples bookings for RiskIQ PassiveTotal compared to the prior six months (2H 2015)

SAN FRANCISCO – August 23, 2016 – RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, today announced year-over-year bookings growth of 80 percent, dominating the external threat management space and growing bookings and new customer acquisition for every product in its platform.

The company’s growth is driven by the explosive adoption of its RiskIQ PassiveTotal product, that now boasts over 8,500 registered users, and growing by roughly 250 new sign-ups every week. RiskIQ PassiveTotal saw over 300 percent in bookings growth compared to the second half of 2015. This adoption is amplifying the uptake of the entire RiskIQ external threat management platform, including RiskIQ Enterprise Digital Footprint and RiskIQ External Threat Detection products. The RiskIQ platform has been leveraged across all verticals including financial services, large manufacturing, healthcare and media & advertising organizations.

Facebook is one of the largest users of RiskIQ, and has integrated the platform to protect over 1.6 billion users from external threats. “RiskIQ helps Facebook detect and block threats planted in third-party ads that violate our policies and can put people at risk,” said Jennifer Henley, Facebook's director of security operations. “The additional insight they provide helps us protect the integrity of our global network and create a trusted environment for the people on our platform.”

RiskIQ continues to receive significant recognition based on its security product innovations. The New York Times mentioned RiskIQ in a March 2016 article discussing encryption, mobile device security and the FBI’s request, and later court case, regarding unlocking an iPhone related to a terrorist incident. SC Magazine also featured commentary from RiskIQ CEO and Co-founder Elias Manousos in an article discussing a potential $1 billion heist being planned by Russian APT group Carbanak. Mr. Manousos also presented “Accessing The Hacker Vantage Point To Prevent Threats” at the Gartner Security and Risk Summit in National Harbor, Md.

“RiskIQ is experiencing growth across all financial and market metrics as organizations recognize the benefits of external threat management. It is evident that addressing threats outside the firewall must be part of any security program as organizations and their customers move their business interactions to web, social and mobile engagement channels,” said Mr. Manousos. 'RiskIQ’s PassiveTotal, acquired late last year is accelerating our growth as we see a thriving community of security analysts and incident responders introduce RiskIQ.”

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Whitepaper: The Anatomy of a Digital Footprint

About RiskIQ
RiskIQ is a cybersecurity company that helps organizations discover and protect their external facing known, unknown and third-party web, mobile and social digital assets. The company’s External Threat Management platform combines a worldwide proxy network with synthetic clients that emulate users to monitor, detect and take down malicious and copycat apps, drive by malware and malvertisements. RiskIQ is being used by leading financial institutions and other companies to protect their web assets and users from external security threats and fraud. We are headquartered in San Francisco, backed by growth equity firms Summit Partners and Battery Ventures. For more information, please visit

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