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Our Story

Agari was founded by the thought leaders behind Cisco's IronPort solution and co-founders of the DMARC standard for email authentication. Using predictive AI informed by global intelligence from around 2 trillion emails annually, we protect organizations against phishing, business email compromise (BEC) scams and other advanced email threats.

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Agari Timeline


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Beginning Agari

Agari partners with PayPal, Yahoo!, and Google on a pilot project, testing the program that became the DMARC open standard and paving the way for standard email authentication.

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Hitting the Market

The first customers purchase the Agari software, gaining unprecedented visibility into their email security infrastructure.

Joining Early Adopters

JPMorgan Chase, PayPal, Facebook, Netflix, and LinkedIn jump aboard to eliminate malicious email attacks within global email ecosystems.

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Raising Series B Funding

Agari closes a Series B financing round and quickly begins scaling the business.

Finding Initial Success

Finding early success, Agari is honored as the Security Project of the Year and wins the ISE Northeast.

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Joining the Big Dogs

Agari assists the FBI in the highly publicized Citadel botnet takedown and is honored to receive the JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award.

Moving Onward and Upward

Revenue grows to 300% and Agari brings new executives on board, doubling the size of the team and moving into larger offices.

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Expanding Globally

After securing Series C financing, Agari opens an office in the United Kingdom and launches the Agari Partner Network, rapidly expanding throughout the world.

Earning Kudos

Agari continues to make an impression in the cybersecurity space, winning the AlwaysOn Global 250 award and being recognized with the highly sought-after Gartner Cool Vendor Award.

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Increasing the Customer Base

The company grows quickly, expanding its customer base internationally and within the federal government and Fortune 1000.

Growing Online Trust

Agari is included as a member of the 2015 Online Trust Honor Roll by the Online Trust Alliance, showcasing best practices in brand and consumer protection, security, and privacy.

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Welcoming Norwest Venture Partners

Additional funding is raised through a Series D round and Agari welcomes Norwest Venture Partners to the Board of Directors.

Launching a New Product

Agari expands it focus and introduces Advanced Threat Protection to protect employees from inbound threats like business email compromise and spear phishing.

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Helping with BOD 18-01

A government directive gives federal organizations one year to adopt DMARC and Agari helps bring government agencies into compliance.

Researching Prominently Attacked Industries

Agari research into healthcare organizations shows that the industry is especially vulnerable, with 57% of email “from” the healthcare industry being fraudulent.

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Transitioning to the Secure Email Cloud

New market positioning shows Agari as the leader in the race to detect, defend against, and deter advanced email attacks.

Entering a New Age of Security

A new round of Series E funding with $40 million in growth capital from an investor group led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity.

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Continuing to Grow

Agari continues to lead the Secure Email Cloud market by innovating with new inbound and outbound email security solutions, automation tools, and more.

Perfecting Active Defense

The Agari Cyber Intelligence Division (ACID) continues to use active defense measures to track down cybercriminals, including gangs like London Blue and Scarlet Widow.

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Armen Najarian
John Giacomini
AJ Shipley
John Wilson
Trevor Pagliara

Leadership Team

Pioneers. Game-changers. Visionaries. Meet the executive team behind Agari.

Awards & Recognition

Gartner 2014 cool vendor
Global excellence bronze
Golden bridge awards
online trust honor roll




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