Our History

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.


Public Company with Diversified Cybersecurity Platform

Finjan operates several lines of business including technology and patent licensing through Finjan, Inc. Finjan Mobile and Finjan Blue, consumer security products, advisory services, and investments in innovation in the cybersecurity industry.


Finjan Launches New Subsidiaries

Finjan launches an advisory services business, CybeRisk and its consumer security products business, Finjan Mobile, Inc.


Finjan Renews Focus in Cybersecurity

Finjan became a publicly traded company capitalized with $30M, installed a new management team, and began a more focused program to license the Company's landmark intellectual property. In May of 2014, Finjan was listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the trading symbol "FNJN" where we continue to trade today.


Finjan Divests Certain Hardware And Technology Assets To M86, subsequently acquired by Trustwave and today Singtel

Finjan divested certain hardware and technology assets, including sales and executive teams, including the Company's Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) into M86 Security. M86 Security was acquired by Trustwave and more recently by Singapore Telecommunications Limited. While both M86 Security and Trustwave are licensed to the Finjan patents, we maintain our ownership of the intellectual property, which we continue to license throughout the industry.


Finjan Completed its First License with Microsoft

The online security industry began moving towards real-time, behavior-based, proactive threat detection, at times in violation of Finjan's patent rights. In the same year, the Company completed its first license with Microsoft. A year later, in 2006 Finjan initiated its first enforcement action against Secure Computing when it was determined that a negotiated license was not likely to be achieved.

Product Sales Along Side Patent Licensing

Finjan has broadened its positive impact with a new focus on licensing its patented technologies. Today, Finjan’s revolutionary technologies can be found powering the products of high-profile industry leaders.


Finjan Establishes Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC)

Finjan launched the MCRC as an open forum for Internet users to view Finjan and third-party security research, news, FAQs.


Shifting Into a Diversified Hardware and Software Platform Technology Provider

Finjan began a migration from a pure software company into a diversified hardware and software platform technology provider. The Company focused its efforts on further research and development and began sales and marketing activities to bolster its position in the industry and enhance its platform of content inspection technologies.


Finjan Launches Security Product

Finjan's innovations and products helped define the state-of-the-art for detecting and deflecting software intrusions and malicious code. Finjan begins filing for patent protection and signs first industry OEM agreement.

Finjan is Formed

Finjan was formed in Israel to cultivate proprietary technology that focused on proactively detecting threats to online security by identifying patterns and behavior of online viruses and other malicious code, rather than relying on lists of threats or "signatures" known within the online security industry. This technology allows users to scan and repel the latest, and often unknown, and sometimes polymorphic and metamorphic code threats to network, web, and endpoint security on a real-time proactive basis. Following the development of these security technologies and subsequently receiving world-wide patent protection, Finjan provided secure web solutions, including security software and hardware, to the enterprise and endpoint markets. After locating its headquarters in San Jose, CA in 1997, Finjan raised funding from top-tier U.S. and international venture funds, private equity groups, and corporate investors including Microsoft and Cisco.