About Us

Secret Double Octopus is the passwordless authentication solution for the enterprise. We liberate end-users and security teams from the burden of passwords with the simplicity and security of strong passwordless authentication. The Octopus Passwordless Enterprise™ technology provides unified user experience and a consistent way to access workstations, remote services, cloud applications and on-prem systems while providing stronger protection against cyber-attacks. From being named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in 2016, our 4th generation platform is now serving mid-sized to Fortune 50 customers around the globe.


540 Cowper Street, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1806

International HQ

97 Rokach Blv.
Tel-Aviv, 6902068

US Regional Offices

Florida, Texas, Montana,
Virginia, Connecticut,

EU Regional Offices

London, United Kingdom
Paris, France

APJ Regional Offices



Raz Rafaeli
Raz RafaeliCo-Founder & CEO
Raz is a results-driven business executive with more than 25 years of technology and leadership experience in the software, security, semiconductors and telecom industries. Previously, Raz was the CEO of MiniFrame and Milestone Software & Systems in addition to holding executive positions at SanDisk & Spansion. Raz holds an MSc in Computer Science from the Technion.
Shimrit Tzur-David
Shimrit Tzur-DavidCo-Founder & CSO
Shimrit holds an MSc and PhD from the Hebrew University in Computer Science. Her research areas primarily focused on PKI, cryptography, anomaly detection, web attacks, DDoS and intrusion detection and prevention systems. During her PhD, Shimrit was a consultant for Check Point and Marvell Semiconductor, and designed an intrusion detection system product there.
Chen Tetelman
Chen TetelmanCo-Founder & CTO
With over 30 years of experience in R&D and security entrepreneurship, Chen is setting the vision for our innovative technology. Previously, Chen founded ControlGuard, a data leakage prevention startup, was a director of product at Aladin and was the director of development at CA Technologies. For 10 years Chen served in the military intelligence (unit 8200).
Farzad Tari
Farzad TariEVP Global Business Development
Farzad is a veteran of the cyber security industry with 20+ years of experience in accelerating growth, forming transformative strategic partnerships, building global sales channels, and creating large technology eco systems. Farzad has held leadership roles at Cisco, Check Point, and Neustar and is an angel investor and board member at Tugboat Logic. He holds an MSEE degree from the University of Kansas and attended Stanford GSB Executive Education.
Michael Kletskin
Michael KletskinVP R&D
With 25 years of experience developing security software in start-up companies and corporates, Michael manages our R&D efforts. Previously, Michael was a Senior Director of software engineering at Palo Alto Networks and VP R&D at CA Technologies, leading large international engineering teams and building highly scalable and robust Enterprise products, spanning over a vast range of technologies.
Steve Laubenstein
Steve LaubensteinVP Global Sales
Steve has over 20 years’ experience as an executive in cyber security software companies. Most recently, Steve was a General Manager at Core Security, which was sold to HelpSystems.Steve is passionate about helping organizations reduce their security risks, while improving their customers and employee’s user experiences.
Horacio Zambrano
Horacio ZambranoChief Marketing Officer
Horacio is an experienced CMO in cybersecurity and former Wall Street analyst at Jefferies. With 25+ years in enterprise infrastructure, he has led marketing at TruU, OPSWAT and Virsec, in addition to product lines at Cisco and Juniper. He holds a BS Computer Engineering degree and MBA from Stanford University/GSB.
Amit Lavi
Amit Lavi VP Product
With over 25 years of experience in the mobile, security and cloud sectors, Amit oversees the entire product development process. Prior to Secret Double Octopus, Amit held several executive product positions at AppDome, RSA, Check Point, and Intel, working in both product design and customer relations.
Ori Shachar
Ori ShacharChief Financial Officer
With over 20 years of senior-management financial and operational experience in startups and larger corporations, including technology public companies. Ori began his career as CFO and Corporate Controller of Accord Networks, leading the Company’s Nasdaq IPO and later the merger with Polycom. Ori is a C.P.A. (Isr.) and holds a master of laws (LL.M.) degree from Bar-Ilan University and a B.A. degree in Economics.
Yuval Danieli
Yuval DanieliVP Customer Success
Yuval has more than 30 years of experience building, leading and growing customer-facing functions in several pioneering startups like Orbotech, Vocaltec, Business Layers, Morphisec and corporates such as CA. His expertise also includes successfully selling, delivering and supporting complex deployments across industries, regions and customers types. In particular, Yuval has 18 years’ experience in providing services and supporting customers in information security, identity management and cyber security.


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