"Current solutions are manual and were designed at a time when the pace of network changes was much slower," said Mike Horn, NetCitadel co-founder and CEO. "Today's network environments are highly dynamic, especially those that include cloud and virtualization, which renders existing security solutions ineffective. We founded NetCitadel to meet the unaddressed needs for applying automatic, consistent security policies and controls across heterogeneous infrastructure. We do this by enabling existing security devices to dynamically adapt to cloud and virtualization environment changes as they happen. While initially we are focused on integrating cloud and virtualization data, our security orchestration platform creates a foundation for us to add additional sources of real-time intelligence in the future."
NetCitadel was founded in 2010 in Mountain View, Calif., by experts in the security, virtualization and networking fields. The founding team includes CEO Mike Horn (formerly of Level 3 and Virtela); CTO Theron Tock (formerly of Neoteris/Juniper and Healtheon/WebMD); and Chief Engineer Vadim Kurland (formerly of Google and Healtheon/WebMD). Together, NetCitadel's visionary team combines a wealth of experience that ranges from developing patented security technologies in use around the globe, to building automation tools for the world's largest datacenters.
The company is venture backed, with NEA leading its Series A round of funding. In addition to Kolluri, NetCitadel's Board of Directors includes experienced industry and venture experts Rohini Chakravarthy, partner at NEA, and Sriram Ramachandran, formerly of Aruba Networks.
Advisors to the company include Tom Gillis, former VP/GM of Cisco's Security Technology Group; Allan Leinwand, VP and CTO, Platform Development at ServiceNow; Alain Mayer, former founding CTO of RedSeal Networks; Patrick Lin, senior VP of Product Management of Jive Software; and Devin Redmond, co-founder and CEO of Social IQ Networks.
Note 1 - Gartner, "Gartner Invest/Gartner Event Summary: 2012 Data Center Conference," by Andrew Neff, et al. Dec. 26, 2012.
NetCitadel is the pioneer of security orchestration across cloud, virtual and physical environments. Its OneControl Security Orchestration Platform is the industry's only solution that creates a security control plane, transforming existing security infrastructure into a context-aware environment that transcends security silos and adapts to dynamic changes across cloud, virtual and physical environments. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the company is venture backed by NEA and other investors. For more information about NetCitadel and its solutions, call (650) 564-4285 or visit http://www.netcitadel.com.
NetCitadel and OneControl are registered trademarks of NetCitadel in the United States and other countries.
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