About Us

Global interconnectedness made the Internet resilient and useful, but also dangerous. Many people want to be able to access anything connected to the Internet, but very few want to be accessible by all. That is the problem Dispel set out to solve.

Headquartered in New York City, hundreds of thousands of people rely on Dispel to protect their utilities, data, collaborate securely, and actively defend their entire business infrastructure.

  • Founded


  • Headquartered

    New York City

  • Venture Funded


  • VMs Deployed


About Dispel

Where we came from and where we are going

Dispel’s origins are as a cyberdefense firm that specialized in building traceless, encrypted communications networks to allow teams, equipment, and datasets to operate free from ransomware, malware, and targeted attack. Our slogan was Great Ideas Are Worth Protecting, which struck a chord with scientists whose inventions were being stolen almost as soon as they were created. We found we were quite effective—consistently protecting our customers from nation-state grade adversaries in campfire-tale worthy situations—and more people began to overcome their fear of being first to give us a try. To keep apace, we had to become incredibly effective at automated virtualization, and a whole lot easier to use. This drive towards automation and ease of use, in turn, made us into more than just a network security company.

Dispel is now the market leader in the advanced world of network level moving target defenses, and a strong competitor in the commoditized world of mass virtualization. With over 100,000 of our products deployed, some even call us a proper company. We continue to reinvest all of our earnings into our firm, allowing us to improve our capabilities, expand our operations and support center, and boost our outreach with every passing day. Our slogan now is Never Stop Moving, which is as true for our business strategy as it is for how our networks function.

To those of you checking us out for the first time, welcome. We hope you join us on this grand adventure. To those of you who dared to be our first buyers in your respective industries, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are forever grateful.

— The Dispel Team


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Our leadership team brings together years of experience in the cyber defense sector.

Ethan Schmertzler

Ian Schmertzler

Chris DiLorenzo

Ben Burke


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