Endgame, Inc.

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Endgame, Inc.
Industry Computer software
Computer security
Founded 2008
Founder Christopher J. Rouland & Daniel Ingevaldson[1]
Headquarters Arlington, Virginia, United States.
Key people
Nathaniel Fick
Website http://www.endgame.com/

Endgame provides a cyber operations platform supporting the detection, exploitation, and mitigation of cyber-threats.[3][4][5][6] Endgame was started by executives from ISS (Internet Security Systems).[7]


Endgame was started in 2008 by Chris Rouland and other executives who previously worked with the CIA and ISS. In October 2010 it saw an investment of 29 million USD, raised from Bessemer Ventures, Columbia Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and TechOperators.[8] The company offers commercial web-based malware detection services, defensive digital security intelligence and big data analysis software.[9][10][11][12]

In February 2011, the company announced partnerships with HP[13] and IBM to use Endgame's IP Reputation Intelligence service within HP's TippingPoint Digital Vaccine service and IBM's managed services offerings. That same month emails sent to HB Gary from Endgame were leaked which revealed that the company sold zero-day vulnerabilities.[3] As of 2014 Endgame has moved away from zero-day exploitations to identifying and protecting consumers from potential cyber threats. Endgame now offers its services to companies within the financial services industry and consumer technology companies.[14] Through its software the company collects information from data sources accessed by consumers, identifying potential security threats.[15]

In December 2012, Endgame announced the appointment of Nathaniel Fick as Chief Executive Officer,[16] replacing Chris Rouland. A former Marine and author of bestseller One Bullet Away, Fick was previously CEO of the Center for a New American Security, an independent and nonpartisan national security and defense policy research institution, and remains an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.[17]

In March 2013, Endgame closed a $23 million Series B equity financing with the stated purpose to fund growth in its existing federal customer base as well as expand into the commercial market. The round was led by new investor Paladin Capital Group,[18] a multi-stage private equity firm, and included participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and TechOperators.[19]

Endgame initially became known for providing cyber intelligence to US agencies such as the National Security Agency[15] but as of 2013 expanded to financial and commercial clients within the private sector, raising an additional $30 million in funding with investment from Edgemore Capital, Top Tier Capital Partners and Savano Capital Partners.[14][20] Endgame offers defensive analytics of a company's network and servers for data exploits.[14][21]

Endgame acquired Onyxware in 2014, a Florida-based mobile security technology company which provides applications for detecting third-party network threats.[22] As at November 2014 Endgame boasts approximately 100 employees.[14]


The Endgame Board of Directors is led by Christopher Darby, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel, an independent strategic investment firm supporting the missions of the intelligence community. Endgame announced in March 2013 that Kenneth Minihan, former Director of the National Security Agency and Managing Director at Paladin, had also joined its Board of Directors. In April 2014 James N. Miller, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy was appointed to its board of advisers.[21] Niloofar Howe was appointed the chief strategy officer and Jamie Butler serves as its chief scientist.[11] Jon Brody is the senior vice president of marketing and Jim Tosh is the vice president of engineering.[12]


  1. ^ "Endgame Systems Company Overview". Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Nathaniel Fick Appointed Chief Executive Officer at Endgame". Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b Haroon Meer (10 March 2011). "Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar". Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Endgame Overview". 1 Mar 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cyber Weapons: The New Arms Race". Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Nathaniel Fick, Former CNAS Chief, Heads Cyber Targeting Firm". Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  7. ^ "Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech". Retrieved 2011-03-16. 
  8. ^ DSWright (2 July 2013). "Endgame, Inc: Inside The Company Inside Your Cell Phone". 
  9. ^ "Endgame Systems Raises $29M, Debuts Web-Based Malware Detection Service". Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  10. ^ "Endgame Systems' Reputation Service Sniffs Out Botnets". 29 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  11. ^ a b Robinson, Teri (12 March 2015). "Former Mandiant chief architect to lead research team at Endgame". Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Jon Brody Joins Endgame as Marketing SVP, Jim Tosh as Engineering VP; Nate Fick Comments". 29 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "HP combining IPS and SIEM to better fight malware". 15 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  14. ^ a b c d Overly, Steven (19 November 2014). "Arlington-based Endgame collects $30M from investors to grow private sector business". 
  15. ^ a b Greenberg, Andy (3 March 2014). "Inside Endgame: A Second Act For The Blackwater Of Hacking". Forbes. 
  16. ^ Roston, Aram (15 January 2013). "Nathaniel Fick, Former CNAS Chief, Heads Cyber Targeting Firm". 
  17. ^ "Endgame Appoints New CEO". 4 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  18. ^ Hesseldahl, Arik (13 March 2013). "Security Firm Endgame Lands $23 Million From Paladin Capital". 
  19. ^ "Endgame Raises Another $23M To Take Its Gov't Security Solutions To A Wider Commercial Market". 13 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  20. ^ Nycz-Conner, Jennifer (20 November 2014). "Cybersecurity software company Endgame raises $30M". Washington Business Journal. 
  21. ^ a b Fryer-Biggs, Zachary (9 April 2014). "Former US Policy Chief Joins Cyber Firm's Board". Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  22. ^ Lawrence, Dune (6 May 2014). "Endgame's First Acquisition Takes It Beyond Cyber Weapons". 

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