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Agari Overview

San Mateo, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Agari is the leading predictive AI solution to protect the cloud inbox from advanced email and phishing attacks. Winner of Best Email Security Solution by SC Magazine in 2018, the Agari Email Trust Platform™ prevents ransomware, ATO, phishing, BEC and other identity ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Reflections from one of our Summer Interns!

    The Chance to Work on Advanced Email Fraud Prevention Tech? Priceless

    How many summer internships give you the chance to work on a security solution that's changing the world? I was fortunate enough to be selected for a summer internship at Agari in Foster City, California, where top data scientists, software engineers, IT analysts and others take a data-driven approach to advanced email fraud prevention.

  • Calling all Creative Strategists who are interested in defining, shaping, and championing the User Experience for Agari security products! Join us in protecting the world from cybersecurity attacks!

    UX Designer

    Your Future Opportunity An Agari User Experience (UX) Designer is both an individual contributor and a strategist who defines, shapes, and champions the user experience for Agari security products. The successful candidate will have experience collaborating with leaders in the product management, engineering, marketing, and customer success teams to design compelling product experiences and solutions that drive customer proficiency, satisfaction, and loyalty.

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Agari – Why Work For Us?

Founded by thought leaders of Cisco’s IronPort solutions, our mission is to build new internet scale data driven security solutions that eliminate email as a channel for cyber attacks and enable businesses and consumers to interact safely.

Agari is trusted by leading Fortune 1000 companies, including 6 of the top 10 banks and 5 of the world’s leading social media networks, as well as Government Agencies, to protect their organizations, partners, customers and citizens from advanced email phishing attacks.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Agari is backed by Alloy Ventures, First Round Capital, Greylock Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and ScaleVP.

The Birth of Agari

Agari partnered with PayPal, Yahoo! & Google on a pilot project, testing program that became the DMARC open standard, paving the way for email authentication.

The Early Adopters

Early adopters JPMorgan Chase, PayPal, Facebook, Netflix, and LinkedIn jumped on board to eliminate malicious email attacks targeting their customer’s sensitive information. They also gained unprecedented visibility into and control of their global email ecosystems.

Initial Growth

Finding early success, Agari was honored as the Security Project of the Year and won the ISE Northeast. To cap it off, Agari closed a Series B financing round and quickly began scaling the business.

Up and Away

With revenue growing to 300%, Agari brought new executives on board, doubled the size of the team, and moved into larger offices. By joining efforts with Microsoft and the FBI, Agari assisted in the highly publicized Citadel botnet takedown. Agari was also honored to receive the JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award.

Industry Recognition

In 2014, Agari continued to make quite an impression in the cyber security space. Agari won the AlwaysOn Global 250 award and were recognized with the highly sought after Gartner Cool Vendor Award. After securing a Series C financing round, Agari opened our UK office and launched the Agari Partner Network.

We believe in cultivating new ideas and bringing innovation to everything we do. With a bright, cozy, and cubicle-free office full of energetic, dedicated and supportive people, our Bay Area headquarters embodies this belief. Bring your big ideas, creativity and get ready to help us protect email inboxes all over the world from cyber attacks. Though we work diligently, we keep sane work hours so that you can still pursue your passions outside of the office. Our headquarters is in Foster City, CA located in the heart of 3 major highways and convenient transportation options, like Shuttle Services to and from the nearest Train Station. 

For more information about our culture, Check out how our engineering team works and plays.

Agari offers competitive salaries & equity packages and an excellent benefits package for all full-time employees. In addition to health insurance, 401K and unlimited vacation time, this includes fully-stocked kitchens with plenty of healthy snacks, catered lunch on Tuesdays, weekly happy hours, and an abundance of brilliant technology. But the real perk of working at Agari is being part of a community that values your work, celebrates each other’s accomplishments, and fosters a transparent culture.


We encourage all employees to take time off. Your hard work and creativity should be rewarded, so we keep an open, paid time off policy. When you need time off, just let us know. We have an unlimited vacation policy! 


We want you to enjoy the holidays by spending them with your friends and family. That’s why we observe US holidays so you can get out there and celebrate to your heart’s content.


A healthy snack, drink, and gourmet coffee selection is on hand to keep you productive. We take our coffee seriously, with Philz and Peet’s in stock. Plus, there’s something new on the menu each Tuesday, with lunches catered by a smorgasbord of local restaurants.


Our office is on the twentieth floor of a LEED certified building just off the 92 in Foster City. Featuring spectacular views, walkable to a Safeway and many lunch options we have free parking and are easily reachable via a shuttle from the Hillsdale Caltrain station.


Relax, you’re covered. We offer medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage to all full-time employees.

Agari Reviews

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    "Great company, great leadership and great people"

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    I have been working at Agari full-time (More than a year)


    I work with wonderful people. There's no 'Bro" culture here- just genuinely good people fighting the good fight! Our leadership is thoughtful and invested in every single employee.


    I can't think of one!

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Agari Interviews



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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Agari (San Mateo, CA) in August 2017.


    Everything was handled very well, from scheduling of phone screen to the onsite interview and the process after that. The phone screen was 1 hour long and contained two parts, one with OO design question, the second one was involving data structures. Both were not that difficult. Just brush up on your OO concepts and basic DS fundamentals (also sorting algo etc).

    Their VP of Engg is a great guy. He interviewed me during phone screen and even though I was a little nervous and dug myself into some holes here and there, he was actually helpful in getting me back to the core of the problem. This is in stark contrast to some phone interviews I had where it was handled by junior engineers and they were of no help at all. His experience really shined through and made a very good impression on me.

    The onsite interview involved more of white boarding algo questions and design questions. Nothing really difficult, but make sure you practice explaining your projects before hand on a whiteboard or a piece of paper.

    I told them to also include some kind of actual coding project since it is easier that way for me to think and showcase my talent. They said they would consider it.

    All in all, very good experience. The people were mature, professional and friendly and NOT cold and unfriendly (as it has become the norm in some tech companies).

    I decided not to accept the offer since I had a competing offer whose compensation differed significantly.

    Interview Questions

    • OO Design question about classes and subclasses   1 Answer
    • Merging of two arrays into one with unique elements   1 Answer
    • Conversion of number to hexadecimal   2 Answers
    • Minesweeper algorithm and design   1 Answer
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Agari Awards & Accolades

  • Best Email Security Solution, SC Magazine US, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in Bay Area 2018, Best Places to Work, 2018

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