|Industry||Computer Security, Computer Software|
|Founder||Julio Casal, Dominique Karg|
|Headquarters||San Mateo, California (US) and Madrid, Spain|
|Barmak Meftah, CEO; Roger Thornton, CTO; Jaime Blasco, Chief Scientist|
Number of employees
AlienVault is a developer of commercial and open source solutions to manage cyber attacks, including the Open Threat Exchange, the world's largest crowd-sourced computer-security platform with more than 26,000 participants in 140 countries that share more than one million potential threats daily. The company has raised $116 million since it was founded in 2007. In 2015, AlienVault researchers released a study disclosing that Chinese hackers were circumventing popular privacy tools.
In addition to their free products, AlienVault offers a paid security platform, called Unified Security Management, that integrates threat detection, incident response, and compliance management into one solution. Threat applications are offered via hardware, virtual machines and as a cloud service.
The Open Threat Exchange (OTX), which is free, enables security experts to research and collaborate on new threats, better compare data and integrate threat information into their security systems. A big data platform, OTX leverages natural language processing and machine learning.
In June 2015, AlienVault Chief Scientist Jaime Biasco released a report saying that Chinese hackers found a way to circumvent both virtual private networks (VPNs), and Tor, anonymity software that hides a computer’s location by routing its requests through a series of Internet Service Providers.
In August 2015, the firm raised $52 million to expand its security business. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners and included GGV Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Trident Capital, and Caufield and Byers.
In 2015, AlienVault won the "Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Solution of the Year" presented by The Computing Security Awards.
In 2014, AlienVault was nominated for “Best SMB Security Product” and Jaime Blasco, Director of AlienVault Labs, was nominated for “Technology Hero of the Year” by V3, a technology industry publication.
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