We’re Making the
Digital World SafeR for Everyone
Defenders of the digital world.
Guardians of the good guys. Protectors
of publishers and platforms.
Whatever you call us, our purpose is clear: to rid the world of bad ads—once and for all.
Confiant is the cybersecurity leader in detecting and stopping Malvertising attacks.
Having built hundreds of integrations directly into the web’s ad tech infrastructure, Confiant has unparalleled visibility to the malware, scams and fraud serving through ads today. Leveraging our security expertise, we deliver complete control over ads to web publishers and ad platforms, also remediating quality issues, privacy violations, and mis-categorized ads.
In publishing the industry’s leading ad quality benchmark report and mapping the threat actors that use ads-as-an-attack-vector at Matrix.Confiant.com, Confiant is leading the charge in protecting users from criminals hijacking the ad tech supply chain.
Trusted by customers like Microsoft, Paramount, and Magnite, we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year.
People/groups who use technology to create malicious advertisements with the purpose of stealing sensitive company information or personal data for their own profit.
Criminals, scammers, fraudsters, threat actors, and unscrupulous advertising companies that anonymously send bad ads out into the advertising ecosystem.
A general term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs that hackers use to wreak havoc and gain access to sensitive information.
Louis-David “LD” Mangin
Co-Founder & CEO
Confiant is not LD’s first rodeo. In fact, it’s the sixth start up he’s been a part of and the second he co-founded. When he’s not keeping the Confiant team collaborating and caffeinated, you can usually count on LD to be planning his next offshore sailing adventure or working on his yoga headstands.
Co-Founder & CTO
Jerome has had a keen interest in computer security ever since he started coding in his childhood. When he’s not building another wild proof of concept, he might be found struggling at the piano or goofing around with his daughter.
We Are Confiant
When LD and Jerome first teamed up in September 2013, cybersecurity technology was up against some bad actors that just couldn’t be beat. They realized it was time to rethink the way the industry tackled malvertising and low quality ads. So they set out to do what had never been done before. In 2017, they launched the industry’s first real-time verification and blocking solution. And today, they’ve assembled an award-winning team of security heroes who are courageously carrying out the Confiant mission: to make the digital world safe for everyone.
Criminals, scammers, fraudsters, and unscrupulous advertising companies that anonymously send bad ads out into the advertising ecosystem.
Short for malicious advertising. When cybercriminals sneak malicious code into real advertisements, creating bad ads with a nefarious purpose.
LOW QUALITY ADS
Clickbait or direct people advertisements with unexpected content and don't align with the goal of creating meaningful connections between people and business.
Our Origin Story is Just the Beginning
Admitted to Google’s “Security Hall of Fame” for reporting an ad-related CSRF vulnerability impacting 20% of Alexa top 100
Became the only ad security vendor to reliably identify an exploit-kit based malvertising campaign leading to ransomware and botnet infections
Tracked Kovter malvertising, privately disclosing to ad platforms
Detected video-based malvertiser injecting malicious ads on Twitch.tv and other large video sites
Executed the first ever client-side blocking of a scaled exploit-kit malvertising campaign (attacker: AdGholas)
Launched the industry’s first real-time verification and blocking solution
Protected publishers by removing ad-based crypto-miners from their site in real time
Uncovered Zirconium (successor of GoonKy), the largest malvertising operation of 2017
Caught Chrome exploit (Zirco) that had been by-passing Chrome blocker via PDFium
Discovered eGobbler attack able to bypass pop-up blocker and target iOS users, CVE-2019-5840
Presented At FBI Ad Tech Symposium
Presented findings to US Department of Justice
Detected and blocked against first-ever Magecart actor pivoting to malvertising to capture users’ sensitive financial data
Jan 6 2020
Awarded first CVE designation: Opera Iframe Sandbox Bypass, CVE-2019-19788
Identified redirect able to bypass iframe sandbox in Safari iOS, resulting in second CVE designation, CVE-2019-8771
Confiant All Around The World
Fully distributed and remote, 50+ world-class security engineers, and experts in reverse engineering and malware.
Are you ready to make your next move? Looking for a job as challenging as it is rewarding? Interested in taking down bad actors serving up bad ads? A career at Confiant might be right up your alley.