Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission.
Roqos: Roqos, Inc. was established in 2014 and is located in Tysons, Virginia, USA. It is the 2nd startup company of the same team that previously formed Simena, a networking company that was sold to Netscout in 2011. Roqos’s mission is to provide innovative and easy-to-use cybersecurity and VPN solutions to small businesses that have very limited IT budgets and expertise.
SD: What is the main service your company offers?
Roqos: Roqos’ main services are fully automated and comprehensive cybersecurity as well as click&connect VPN for small businesses. Its architecture includes Roqos Core appliances, intuitive Roqos webapps, and the Roqos Cloud.
SD: What is something unique that helps you stay ahead of your competition?
Roqos: Roqos provides a complete cybersecurity solution that includes 24×7 monitoring, detecting, and blocking malware with real-time alerts and reporting, as well as automatically updating Roqos Core appliances so that small businesses can focus on their own business with peace of mind.
Roqos also has patent-pending OmniVPNR which is the only VPN technology that can provide VPN connections via all network types including CGNATs and networks with private IP addresses without the need for complex port-forwarding and risky UPnP protocol. Roqos’s OmniVPNR is available on all Roqos Core appliances, laptops, and phones for secure and fast remote access and Working From Home (WFH).
SD: What do you think are the worst cyberthreats today?
Roqos: Every business is now connected to the internet, but not all of them have enough cybersecurity protection, as small business owners are too busy, or easily get lost in cybersecurity alphabet soup, EDR, NDR, XDR, SIEM, SOAR, ZTNA, etc. In addition, cybersecurity solutions are expensive and very complex, hence small businesses owners choose to postpone implementing cybersecurity. This is unfortunately a big opportunity for ransomware which is the #1 cybersecurity problem these days.
With the pandemic, working from home (WFH) has become the new normal. Now companies’ networks have expanded into their employees’ homes. Unfortunately, their network security has stayed behind, creating significant cybersecurity challenges. Employees’ homes need to have the same cybersecurity protection as their companies’ networks. VPN connections should be monitored, easy to use, and integrated into companies’ cybersecurity architecture. Otherwise, WFH will leave many open doors for attacks.