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IndustryComputer software, Security software, Mobile Security
GenreMobile Threat Detection
FoundersItzhak Avraham, Elia Yehuda
United States
Key people
Shridhar Mittal (CEO), Zuk Avraham (Chairman)

Zimperium, Inc. is a privately owned mobile security company based in the United States, with offices in Dallas, Texas and San Francisco, California.[1][2] The company is known for developing several mobile threat defense software solutions.[3][4][5]


Zimperium, Ltd. was founded in 2010 by its Chairman and CTO Itzhak Avraham.[6][7] In 2012, Elia Yehuda, joined as a co-founder. In 2013, the assets of Zimperium, Ltd. were acquired by Zimperium, Inc., and the new company was incorporated in Delaware. In 2014, Zimperium, Inc. released zIPS Android app (Intrusion Prevention System), a smartphone software that uses Machine learning to monitor user habits to detect and prevent possible Phone hacking.[8] In 2015, Zimperium, Inc. researched and developed security systems against a group of software bugs that affect a series of Android operating systems called Stagefright (bug).[9][10][11]

In 2016, the company partnered with BlackBerry. The partnership consisted in integration of zIPS by Zimperium for enhancing Mobile security on iOS and Android platforms.[12][13] Zimperium, Inc. has raised over $60M from private investors including Samsung, Telstra, Sierra Ventures, SoftBank and Warburg Pincus.[14][15][16] The company has partnered with several technology companies including Softbank Group, Deutsche Telekom, Telstra, SmarTone, Oracle, Microsoft and MobileIron.[17]

In January 2018 Zimperium,INC. assigned its intellectual property including the granted patents and trademarks to Ally Bank as a security collateral. [18]

Zimperium, Inc is a global company with hundreds of customers. Customers include enterprises of all sizes, large federal and local government agencies, leading mobile operators and major OEM partners.

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  6. ^ "BlackBerry to Resell App from Startup That Found Major Android Bug". Fortune.
  7. ^ "Zimperium Raises $25M for Mobile Security Tech". eWeek.
  8. ^ "Mobile Software Learns Your Phone's Habits to Catch New Malware". Technology Review.
  9. ^ "Zimperium releases Android Stagefright exploit code for testing". SC Magazine.
  10. ^ "Stagefright: It Only Takes One Text To Hack 950 Million Android Phones". Forbes.
  11. ^ "Stagefright: new Android vulnerability dubbed 'heartbleed for mobile'". The Guardian.
  12. ^ "BlackBerry Teams With Zimperium on Mobile Threat Protection". Security Week.
  13. ^ "BlackBerry Aims to Increase Mobile Security, Partners With Zimperium". Solutions Review.
  14. ^ "Zimperium". Crunchbase.
  15. ^ "Zimperium Raises $8M For Mobile Security That Turns The Tables On Attackers". TechCrunch.
  16. ^ "Mobile security startup Zimperium scores $25 million". TechCrunch.
  17. ^ "SoftBank partners with Zimperium to offer mobile security solutions in Japan". ZDNET.
  18. ^ "USPTO assignment" (PDF). USPTO.