Startup Spotlight #18: ZinnoX

September 20, 2019

Security is an essential aspect for those who have an online presence for their businesses. No one can claim to be impenetrable as we even hear stories about the biggest companies like Facebook or Twitter to have security vulnerabilities.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be prepared when there’s a malicious attack which may potentially harm you. Consider the service that ZinnoX Tech Solutions provide for you as a “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” situation. They will try to infiltrate your line of defense with all they got, but only to teach you a lesson so that you know what to do when there is an actual invasion.

What you heard so far may lead you to think of them as a bunch of bloodthirsty hackers, but surely that’s not the case. Through InfoSec Trainings, which consists of a series of comprehensive coaching, your own IT team will be much more reliable. It’s always better to be equipped with the proper kind of rig when in times of trouble, so, enable ZinnoX to gear up.

What is the name of your startup?


What is the website address of ZinnoX?

Where is your startup based?


What are your targeted verticals for your startup?

Mobility / Logistics, BioTech, IoT, SmartCity, Agriculture, Enterprise SaaS, Machine Learning / AI, HealthTech, CyberSecurity, Blockchain, Fintech

Tell us what your startup does.

Our core competency is in Information Security and Cyber Security. Our Solutions include Services and Products focused on InfoSec.

Tell us about your team.

Core Team consists of 2 founders, Harshavardhan and Zakeer. Both are postgraduates in Sciences and Computer Applications respectively. We have work experience of over 8 years.

When and why did you found your startup?

While working in another InfoSec focused start-up in 2012, we became fascinated by the world of InfoSec and CyberSec and realized that there are so many challenges that need to be addressed. We began working on several approaches to effectively address specific challenges, and also wanted to increase the efficiency of Security Testing projects. At this time we were working in a law firm and picked up several useful business skills. We finally decided that the only way to learn more and perfect our business model would be to take the plunge into entrepreneurship, so we began the journey in 2015. We believe our Testing approach helps increase efficiency by ensuring faster turnaround time, up to 50% lower costs and 4X scalability.

What are your key and unique features?

We have InfoSec Services and Product and they all have their own unique features.

Testing Services for Applications and Networks:

- Vulnerability Assessment

- Penetration Testing

- Red Teaming

Our Key Highlights are:

- Flexibility (Schedule Test at Own Convenience and Specifications)

- On-Demand (Schedule Tests in Off-Business Hours, Weekends, Holidays)

- Scalability (Increase Efficiency and Scale Projects by 4X)

- Comprehensive and Concise Reports

- Premium Level, Consultant Grade Quality

- Zero False Positives Guarantee

- 100% WASC II Coverage

- OWASP Top 10

- CWE/SANS Top 25

- In-Depth Business Logic Coverage

- Up to 50% Cost-Effective

Our product is called Cypna, and it is a Security Testing Workflow management and Report Automation Platform.

Cypna's Key Features Include:

- Team Collaboration

- Complete Project Management

- Team, Tester and Customer Management

- Chat Functions for Easy Communication between team members

- Alerts and Updates for quicker Project Completion

- Comprehensive Bug Database

- Tool Integrations for seamless integrations

- Report Customization

- Automated Report Generation

What is your growth like?

We are already very well established with regards to our InfoSec Services, with 7 Partners across 12 Countries, and over 40 Customers and having completed over 200 successful scans.

Tell us about the numbers that matter to you.

7 Partners

2 Gartner Recognized Partners

12 Countries

40+ Customers

200+ Scans

With Our InfoSec Testing, one can:

- Scale 4X

- Turnaround 2X Faster

- Up to 50% Cost-Effective

What are your plans for next year and the next 5 years?

In the next year, we intend to focus more on our Product, Cypna, and take it global. The full capabilities of Cypna is as yet unexplored, and we believe it has the potential to disrupt the market as there is no single tool that combines all aspects, features, and functionality of Cypna.

Did you receive any investments?

No, We are a Bootstrapped Start-Up

Tell us 3 startups that excite you, and why?

There are several companies we absolutely love and follow, but if we had to choose 3, especially those that belong to our network it would be:

- FireCompass

- CheckPoint

- ScienceSoft


FireCompass is exciting to us because it is founded by the team that founded iViZ Security (acquired by Cigital, and currently Synopsys Inc.) It is in iViZ that Harshavardhan and Zakeer worked together and were introduced to the world of InfoSec and it is here that we have learned everything about Start-Ups.

CheckPoint is exciting to us because their product portfolio is really extensive and they are headquartered in one of the most upcoming and exciting places for InfoSec, Israel. Their Real-Time Security Updates feature inspired us to offer something similar to our customers as well, and the ThreatCloud Live Map is fascinating and informative.

ScienceSoft is primarily a software development firm but they also have IT Consulting and CyberSecurity Services which is very competitive indeed and is highly looked upon in the InfoSec world. Not to mention they have over 3 decades of experience in Consulting and is currently one of the most profitable firms in our vertical.

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