CYREN Ltd. is a cloud-based, Internet security technology company providing threat detection and security analytics such as spam classifications, URL categorization, and malware detection to software and hardware vendors, service providers and value-added resellers for resale to small to medium-sized businesses, as well as enterprises. Their web security, email security, and anti-malware products are offered through a security-as-a-service delivery model. The corporation currently employs approximately 200 staff members and has its U.S. headquarters in McLean, VA, USA with subsidiaries in Herzliya, Israel, Berlin, Germany and Reykjavk, Iceland. Its common stock is currently listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CYRN.
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