Photo: (Left to right) Ben-Gurion University of the Negev President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz; CEO of Gav-Yam Avi Jacobovitz; CyberArk’s founder and CEO Udi Mokady; CyberArk Beer Sheba Mayor, Ruvik Danilovich; and Chen Bitan – General Manager of CyberArk’s headquarters in Israel and CyberArk’s chief product officer. Photo: Diego Mitelberg
Israeli cybersecurity company CyberArk (NASDAQ:CYBR) has opened a new R&D Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel next to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The new center will leverage the remarkable innovation ecosystem that consists of University students and researchers, Israel’s cyber campus, the National Cyber Directorates CERT center, and over 70 development centers and startups.
The opening of CyberArk’s new center was made possible through joint efforts with Gav-Yam Negev Tech Park, a partnership that includes BGU, the City of Beer-Sheva, and Israeli company Gav-Yam.
Among the participants at the opening ceremony at the Tech Park were Ben-Gurion University of the Negev President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz; CyberArk’s CEO and founder Udi Mokady; Beer-Sheva Mayor Ruvik Danilovich; Director-General of Israel’s National Cyber DirectorateAvishag Avtuvi, and CEO of Gav-Yam Negev High Tech Park Avi Jacobovitz.
“The addition of CyberArk to our ecosystem not only adds another major magnet for employment talent, but also increases the possibilities of interaction with researchers from BGU, and internship opportunities for our students. I’m confident that CyberArk will benefit greatly from its proximity to the University”, says BGU President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz.
“BGU is at the center of Israel’s cyber innovation ecosystem, where the U.S. and many of the world’s largest companies are establishing facilities and partnerships to leverage our remarkable capabilities,” says Doug Seserman, chief executive officer, Americans for Ben-Gurion University.
“Locating the new center at the capital of Israel’s south is advantageous and valuable for us,” said Chen Bitan, general manager of CyberArk Israel and the company’s chief product officer. “The proximity to IDF’s C4i corps, BGU, global brands, and startups at Beer-Sheva’s cyber compound is a considerable edge for CyberArk and its employees alike. We welcome the opportunity to join the construction of this unique ecosystem of government agencies, academia, and industry at the capital of the Negev, reinforcing the Israeli high-tech industry and branding Beer-Sheva as a global cyber center.”