Poornima DeBolle, Menlo Security co-founder and Chief Product Officer, named on Inc.’s 2023 Female Founders List


Menlo Security have announced that Poornima DeBolle, the company’s co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO), has been recognised by Inc. in its sixth annual Female Founders list. You can see the full list here.

The founders cross all industries and bring with them unique stories of success from each stage of the entrepreneurial journey — from startup to going public, being acquired by big buyers, or spending decades at the helm of an organisation. They are reinventing everything from shoes to food and are challenging issues like financial literacy and reproductive health.

“It is a great honour to be recognised by Inc.,” DeBolle said. “I co-founded Menlo Security with Amir Ben-Efraim because we both believe cybersecurity solutions should prevent threats rather than just detect and remediate.

“Today, with millions of users being protected from Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT) with the Menlo Isolation Platform, I am thrilled to see that our vision of revolutionising the security architecture has become a reality. I would not be here without my Menlovians who share our mission and dream – I am thankful for everything they do to make Menlo successful.”

Inspired by women in her own family and role models in the industry, DeBolle learned early in her career that creativity and perseverance are key to solving problems.

The gratification of solving a customer problem and determination to get the job done well drives her to this day. DeBolle began her career in cybersecurity at Check Point Software. Following Check Point, DeBolle joined Altor Networks which was founded by Ben-Efraim.

Altor Networks was acquired by Juniper where DeBolle managed the cloud security and security management products and interfaced with major service providers and enterprise customers. DeBolle and Ben-Efraim founded Menlo Security with the bold vision of changing the security paradigm to conclusively solve security problems rather than make them incrementally better.


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