Imperva provides cyber security software and services to protect enterprise data and application software and to ensure regulatory compliance. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.
Imperva, originally named WEBcohort, was founded in 2002 by Shlomo Kramer, Amichai Shulman and Mickey Boodaei. The following year the company shipped its first product, SecureSphere Web Application Database Protection, a web application firewall. In 2004, the company changed its name to Imperva.
In 2011 Imperva went public and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IMPV).
In 2014 the company acquired the remaining shares of Incapsula, a cloud security gateway startup named SkyFence, and real-time mainframe security auditing agents from Tomium Software.
In February 2017, Imperva sold Skyfence to Forcepoint for $40 million.
In August 2017, Imperva named Chris Hylen, the former CEO of Citrix GetGo, as its new president and CEO. Imperva's former CEO, Anthony Bettencourt, retained his role as chairman of the board of directors.