Protecting Computers from Possible Threats
In 1995, Shlomo Touboul, Finjan's founder and lead inventor on a number of our patents, became intrigued with the Java programming language, which was being developed by Sun Microsystems. While the commercial success of Java, at the time was unknown, it has become one of the most widely used software technologies to deliver content and information over networks and the Internet. Shlomo immediately recognized that this program would require a new type of security to protect it from hackers.
In fact, the name "Finjan" is derived from the word used in the Middle East to describe a vessel or small cup that contains or "protects" the coffee - or java. Shlomo believed the name was appropriate because the idea for the company and the associated technology came from his realization that with the introduction of the Java programming language, the existing security software would not be able to contain or protect against the possible threats to a computer using Java.
To date, Finjan has generated more than $350M in income from the licensing of its intellectual property.