AlienVault, Cyber Security Startup, Hired Seven Former HP And Fortify Employees

Posted on Jan 17 2012 - 12:39pm by Editorial Staff

AlienVault, cyber security startup, has officially hired seven former HP and HP acquired Fortify company employees. The company was founded in 2007; the silicon valley-based produces unified security management solutions for better threat management. The company is the creator of Open Source Security Information Management (OSSIM), which provides a set of tools that allow network and security administrators to access a detailed view of their networks, hosts, devices, servers etc.

The start-up’s OSSIM is the standard open source security information and event management system. The solution has racked up 160,000 downloads and users in over 80 countries, with its customers primarily consisting of defence departments, government organizations, banks and enterprises.

The company appoints Barmark Meftah as president and chief executive, and Roger Thornton as CTO. Meftah earlier worked as the CPO at Fortify, and Thornton is the founder and former CTO. The new chief executive was also formerly the vice president of software security products at HP.

Seems like the cyber security startup is in the plan of doing something big in coming days – we will keep our eye and ear open and will update soon on their progress.

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