REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 9, 2016) - Synack, the cyber security company that has pioneered a crowdsourced approach to protecting organizations' most critical applications and infrastructure, was named to the 2016 CNBC Disruptor 50 list earlier this week, moving up to No. 20 on this year's list. Synack garnered the Disruptor 50 designation for the second consecutive year.

In its annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC features "forward-thinking private companies in 15 industries whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape." Since being named to the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, Synack has grown significantly. Today, Synack's customer portfolio includes a number of the most security conscious Fortune 500 and private companies spread across a variety of industry verticals. Synack's approach combines Hydra, a constantly evolving vulnerability intelligence platform, with the Synack Red Team, a strong community of ethical hackers with representation in 37 countries.

Synack's Crowd Security Intelligence™ model is redefining how enterprises view cybersecurity, utilizing the most current technology, security mindsets, and adversarial intelligence to emulate and prevent against the attack threats that real-world hackers are actually using to compromise sophisticated IT systems. The crowd sourced, hacker-powered approach is helping leading organizations from across the globe to find and fix security vulnerabilities, before criminal hackers undermine their business.

"Ranking among the caliber of companies on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list for a second consecutive year is no small honor and we're proud to showcase consistency in innovation by bringing an entirely new approach to the security industry," said Synack CEO Jay Kaplan. "Synack's growth and success further solidifies our unique value proposition that with the right structure and control, bringing together a crowd of the most advanced security mindsets and proprietary technologies can continue to prevail in protecting businesses from criminal hackers and redefining enterprise-level security."

About Synack
Based in Redwood City, California, Synack is a security company revolutionizing how enterprises view cybersecurity, pioneering a trusted, hacker-powered approach to protecting an organization's most critical web and mobile applications, host-based infrastructure, and connected IoT devices, by arming security teams with hundreds of the world's best hackers who want to be their allies, not their adversaries. Synack's security-as-a-service offering allows enterprise customers to safely engage our global community of skilled and trusted hackers for both ongoing and on-demand security testing, providing organizations with a truly adversarial perspective of their IT environments. Synack was founded in 2013 by former NSA security experts Jay Kaplan, CEO, and Dr. Mark Kuhr, CTO and has raised $34M in funding to date, attracting venture capital from leading firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Google Ventures, GGV Capital, and Icon Ventures. For more information, visit

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