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Agari Overview

San Mateo, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Agari is transforming the email security landscape with the next-generation Secure Email Cloud™ powered by predictive AI. Leveraging data science and real-time intelligence from trillions of emails, Agari has a suite of products that detect, defend, and deter costly ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Agari featured on the Nasdaq Tower at NYC Times Square yesterday! Thanks Battery Ventures for selecting us as one of “The Highest Rated Cloud Companies to Work for in 2019.” Read more:

    The #CloudCulture Competition Heats Up. Here's Who's Topping The Highest-Rated Cloud Companies Lists of 2019

    We all know that companies need an innovative, and constantly evolving, culture to grow and thrive. And that's more important than ever in today's ultra-competitive technology-job market. How important? That's made clear by this year's Battery Ventures Highest-Rated Cloud Computing Companies to Work For rankings, which highlight private and public, B2B-focused cloud companies with stellar records of employee satisfaction, as measured by employee feedback provided by Glassdoor*.

  • Agari celebrates Employee Appreciation Day!

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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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    "Exceptional culture - Agari cares about you"

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    Above all: the people at this company genuinely care about you as an individual.

    Managers are willing to go the extra mile and beyond to help you accomplish your career goals and balance work/life responsibilities. As an engineer, I was genuinely enthusiastic about writing code every day because I truly believed in the product, the company's mission, and executive leadership. I found engineering leadership to be extremely accessible, transparent, and willing to answer tough questions. Employees also have the unique opportunity to actively participate in conversations around the company's annual OKRs and long-term product roadmap - something that I valued especially because my job as an engineer is often focused on features for a single product. I had regular conversations with my manager about my career goals and have numerous opportunities to pursue new challenges that align with my goals. My coworkers were always easy to work with and I genuinely enjoyed spending time with them at informal social functions that the company hosts every couple of weeks.


    None; I had an overwhelmingly positive experience

    Advice to Management

    Culture, especially in engineering, is collaborative, supportive, and positive and I can't wait to see what this company is capable of accomplishing in the next five years.

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Agari Interviews



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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Agari (Raleigh, NC) in September 2018.


    Initial 30 minute screen with the engineering director about the company, my expectations and background, etc. Then an hour-long live coding exercise on CoderPad. Then a five-hour onsite interview that was broken up into multiple one-hour sessions with pairs of developers. They're interested in seeing how you think, how you engineer, how you consider edge cases and tradeoffs and assumptions.

    Interview Questions

    • Given some classes and subclasses, get this set of tests (asserting behaviors on the parent and children classes) passing.   Answer Question
    • Given this sample SQL schema, show how to get data out of it using different kinds of joins.   Answer Question
    • Write an algorithm that will take two arrays of numbers and merge only the unique values into a final sorted array.   Answer Question
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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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