RedSeal Enhances Digital Resilience Platform, Dramatically Reducing Network Analysis Time and Boosting Security Team Productivity

Expanded coverage of hybrid datacenters creates more complete and accurate network models
New integration apps accelerate incident investigations and bring live traffic into RedSeal platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – November 14, 2017 – RedSeal today announced new enhancements and integrations for its market leading network modeling and risk scoring platform, used by more than 40 U.S. government agencies and many Global 2000 companies worldwide.

More Holistic View Across Hybrid Datacenters

Nearly all large enterprises today include on-premise, cloud and virtualized networks, which results in network systems that are large, complex, and constantly changing. This makes it very difficult to have a complete and detailed understanding of the current state of a network. To address this, RedSeal is expanding its Software Defined Networks (SDN) and public cloud capabilities with the addition of Microsoft Azure ARM (Azure Resource Manager) modeling, and support for RedSeal’s virtual appliance to run on Microsoft Hypervisor, Hyper-V. This builds on its existing ability to model networks on Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), and software-defined networks (SDNs) in VMWare NSX, and Cisco ACI.

CIS Benchmarks

RedSeal also announces support for CIS Benchmarks for Cisco, enabling customers to conduct secure configuration checks of their network devices against the CIS standard.

New Integrations for Improved Productivity

To improve security team productivity, RedSeal is adding new integration apps with IBM’s QRadar SIEM and Micro Focus ArcSight’s Enterprise Security Management (ESM) software. RedSeal customers can also bring live traffic information from Gigamon’s Visibility Platform directly into their RedSeal queries. Specifically:

  • Gigamon Visibility Platform customers can now call Gigamon from the RedSeal user interface to see if live traffic is occurring in any detailed path query in RedSeal.
  • Apps for IBM’s QRadar SIEM and Micro Focus ArcSight’s ESM dramatically reduce incident investigation times for users by giving them unprecedented network context and actionable intelligence. By integrating RedSeal’s network modeling platform into their current interface, they will be able to quickly kick off an incident investigation phase by cross launching the RedSeal IR query directly from the console of the product they use.

These add to RedSeal’s existing suite of integration apps with Splunk’s Enterprise Security SIEM, Rapid7’s Insight VM vulnerability management software, and ForeScout’s CounterACT, announced earlier this year.

“Bad actors continue to unleash advanced attacks targeting vulnerabilities enterprises don’t know exist,” Kurt Van Etten, vice president of product management at RedSeal. “The first step to improving digital resilience is to prepare for these unknown and unavoidable attacks by having a complete understanding of access across hybrid datacenters. These new enhancements bring our customers a holistic view of their network, whether on-premise, virtual or in the cloud, while accelerating incident containment times through increased power and deep integrations with current security solutions.”

About RedSeal
RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform is the foundation for enabling enterprise networks to be resilient to cyber events and network interruptions in an increasingly digital world. RedSeal helps customers understand their network from the inside, out – and provides rich context, situational awareness and a Digital Resilience Score to help enterprises measure and ultimately build greater resilience into their infrastructure. Government agencies and Global 2000 companies around the world rely on RedSeal to help them improve their overall security posture, accelerate incident response and increase the productivity of their security and network teams. Founded in 2004, RedSeal is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and serves customers globally through a direct and channel partner network. Follow RedSeal on Twitter at @redseal_co and on LinkedIn.

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RedSeal Honored with CRN 2017 Tech Innovator Award in Network Security

RedSeal’s Network Modeling and Cyber Risk Scoring Platform Takes Top Honors in the 2017 Network Security Category

Sunnyvale, Calif. November 13, 2017RedSeal announced today that, CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, selected its network modeling and risk scoring platform as the winner of its 2017 CRN Tech Innovator Award in the Network Security category. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software or services that have helped to move the IT industry forward.

RedSeal analyzes large enterprises’ complex networks to create one holistic, and easy-to-update model of hybrid datacenters for its customers. RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform gives customers a unified network view, including devices on-premise, virtualized and/or in a public cloud, in a single, simple to understand model. This accurate and up-to-date insight helps security teams understand their security posture, as well as accelerate incident investigation and containment.

“Winning this award reflects the hard work and continued growth the RedSeal team puts forth every day,” said Julie Parrish, RedSeal CMO. “In an environment where cyber risks are growing exponentially, the breadth and integrations offered by our platform give large enterprises and government agencies the ability to understand their networks. They can proactively build their digital resilience, continue to optimize their existing security investments, and improve their overall security posture.”

To compile the 2017 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 216 products across 32 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges.

“The vendors and products on CRN’s Tech Innovator list represent some of the most creative and forward-thinking achievements yet seen in the IT channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are honored to celebrate their ingenuity and the growth they are driving across the industry, from increased worker productivity and sales to expanded solutions for complex problems and trailblazing innovation.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators.

About RedSeal
RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform is the foundation for enabling enterprise networks to be resilient to cyber events and network interruptions in an increasingly digital world. RedSeal helps customers understand their network from the inside, out – and provides rich context, situational awareness and a Digital Resilience Score to help enterprises measure and ultimately build greater resilience into their infrastructure. Government agencies and Global 2000 companies around the world rely on RedSeal to help them improve their overall security posture, accelerate incident response and increase the productivity of their security and network teams. Founded in 2004, RedSeal is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and serves customers globally through a direct and channel partner network.

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RedSeal Resilience Report: Cyber Pros Point to “Perfect Storm” as Security Fundamentals Face Crisis

New research from RedSeal indicates four critical areas are in distress:

  • The threat landscape is growing faster than teams can respond
  • Lack of preparation is pervasive
  • Huge gap between perceived and true detection times
  • Compliance– not company strategy – drives cyber planning

Sunnyvale, Calif. – November 3, 2017 – RedSeal, the leader in network modeling and cyber risk scoring, today released the results of its second annual Resilience Report, which found IT Security teams are on the verge of a huge crisis.

The 2017 Resilience Report asked 600 U.S. and UK CISOs and senior IT decision makers about the biggest challenges they face. Across the board, the majority report four areas central to cybersecurity are all at risk –  resources, preparation, detection and overarching strategy – exposing their organizations to significant cyber threats.

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1. A sophisticated threat landscape, evolving faster than teams can respond

The burgeoning threat volume and complexity is outpacing security teams’ capabilities. More than half (54 percent) of senior cybersecurity professionals think the threat landscape is evolving far faster than their organization can respond. Specifically:

  • 54 percent report they don’t have the tools and resources they need
  • 55 percent can’t react quickly enough to limit damage in the event of a major security incident
  • 79 percent say their organization can’t access insights to prioritize their response to an incident
  • Only one in five (20 percent) are extremely confident their organization will continue running as usual upon discovery of a cyberattack or breach

2. Lack of preparation is pervasive

The 2017 RedSeal Resilience Report found that only 25 percent of respondents’ organizations test their cybersecurity response to a major incident annually, if at all.  It also found a strong correlation: as time since the last test increases, executives’ confidence in the plan decreases.

  • On average, it has been nine months since organizations created a complete blueprint, model or map of their entire network. This means pathways through their constantly changing network – and access to their most valuable assets – are neither confirmed to be secure nor clearly known at all.
  • 55 percent concede they don’t test their strategies frequently enough because it is resource intensive (29 percent), outside their budget (27 percent), or takes too much time (26 percent)

3. There’s a dangerous gap between perceived and true detection times

Once a network is compromised, a cyberattack festers until it’s detected and resolved. Alarmingly, the RedSeal Resilience report reveals an industry-wide discrepancy between how long it takes from when an organization’s network is compromised to when they become aware of the event.

  • Perception:  When ranking their capabilities, cyber pros voted “detection” as their strongest area (40 percent), with respondents reporting it takes an average of six hours to discover an incident
  • Reality: Other studies of the same “time to detect” report drastically different times:

This infers that – despite detection being considered the security teams’ greatest strength – companies are struggling and not fully informed. Take for example, Sonic, which didn’t know they were hacked until their credit card processor informed them of unusual activity. They acknowledged the breach – which compromised more than five million credit cards – 11 days after the first batch of cards were uploaded for sale.

4. Compliance – not strategy – drives security planning

Given the massive financial impact of breaches, cyber strategy should be the C-Suite’s priority. However, 97 percent of respondents report that external regulations play a major role in their cybersecurity and resilience planning and implementation.

  • 92 percent of organizations have had to adapt the way that they meet regulatory requirements due to the use of public cloud platforms such as AWS and Microsoft Azure
    • 12 percent of respondents’ organizations had to do a total rethink
    • 49 percent had to make significant changes
  • Only 27 percent are completely confident their IT systems can support these regulations
    • Therefore, 73 percent of companies which might not meet the requirements for using public clouds – such as AWS, where Deloitte faltered, and Azure, the source of hacks for Dow Jones, Verizon, and RNC to name a few –may be more exposed to attacks and breaches.

“Having any one of these four areas – resources, preparation, detection and overarching strategy –  in crisis is dangerous. Combined, they’re the harbinger of security disaster for any organization,” noted Ray Rothrock, CEO and chairman of RedSeal. “This report underscores the urgency for the leaders of cyber strategy to pivot and aggressively pursue resilience, the ability to maintain business as usual while navigating an attack, as the new gold standard.  Being prepared is the best defense.”

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The RedSeal Resilience Report 2017

The RedSeal Resilience Report 2017, an inside view into the state of the IT security industry, provides insights into strategies and challenges across the complex cybersecurity landscape.

Each of the 600 CISOs, CIOs and senior IT decision makers (400 U.S. and 200 UK) who participated had sole or majority responsibility for network cybersecurity within their organizations, 25 percent of which have more than 5,000 employees. They bring perspective from across a number of industry sectors including: retail and distribution; healthcare; technology; financial services; energy – oil and gas; manufacturing and production. Global market research firm, Vanson Bourne, conducted the research in the summer of 2017.

The 2016 RedSeal Resilience Report explored the, “Rise of Cyber-Overconfidence in the C-Suite,” and found more than 80 percent of CEOs display “cyber naiveté,” making their global organizations exposed to massive cyber-attacks.

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About RedSeal

RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform is the foundation for enabling enterprise networks to be resilient to cyber events and network interruptions in an increasingly digital world. RedSeal helps customers understand their network from the inside, out – and provides rich context, situational awareness and a Digital Resilience Score to help enterprises measure and ultimately build greater resilience into their infrastructure. Government agencies and Global 2000 companies around the world rely on RedSeal to help them improve their overall security posture, accelerate incident response and increase the productivity of their security and network teams. Founded in 2004, RedSeal is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and serves customers globally through a direct and channel partner network.

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RedSeal Receives 2017 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA RedSeal, the leader in network modeling and cyber risk scoring, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform as a 2017 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award winner.

The Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, recognizes companies in two distinct categories that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.

Cloud-Delivered Security

With the ever-increasing number of hacks and intrusions, ensuring security of our applications, services, data, and devices has never been more critical.  Exemplary security solutions leveraging the cloud as the delivery model have been recognized.

Cloud Security

For years, one of the chief causes of delay or even rejection of cloud migration has been security. Select products and services keeping cloud infrastructure and applications secure have also been presented with Cloud Security Excellence Awards.

The network modeling and risk scoring platform has been recognized in the cloud security category.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized as a leader in cloud computing security by TMC,” said Ray Rothrock, CEO and chairman of RedSeal. “We are continuously expanding our product to address the significant challenges organizations face in managing security across their hybrid datacenters. RedSeal models cloud-based networks alone or as part of a complete network – in combination with virtual and on-premise networks. The information we provide is a foundation for enterprises to become more resilient to cyber events, which means they can quickly navigate through cyber incidents and rapidly rebound, minimizing impact on business performance.”

RedSeal’s security analytics platform builds an accurate, up-to-date model of an organization’s entire, as-built network to visualize access paths, prioritize what to fix, and target existing cybersecurity resources to protect your most valuable assets. With RedSeal’s Digital Resilience Score, decision makers can see the security status and benchmark progress toward digital resilience.

“Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC and Cloud Computing magazine are proud to announce RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform as a recipient of the Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “RedSeal is being honored for their achievement in bringing innovation and excellence to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”

About RedSeal

RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform is the foundation for enabling enterprise networks to be resilient to cyber events and network interruptions in an increasingly digital world. RedSeal helps customers understand their network from the inside, out – and provides rich context, situational awareness and a Digital Resilience Score to help enterprises measure and ultimately build greater resilience into their infrastructure. Government agencies and Global 2000 companies around the world rely on RedSeal to help them improve their overall security posture, accelerate incident response and increase the productivity of their security and network teams. Founded in 2004, RedSeal is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and serves customers globally through a direct and channel partner network.

About TMC
Global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. This presents branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities for vendors/sellers.

 

RedSeal To Be Mega Sponsor at Splunk .conf2017 Showcasing RedSeal Adaptive Response App for Incident Response

Sunnyvale, Calif. – RedSeal, a leader in network modeling and cyber risk scoring, today announced it is a Mega sponsor of .conf2017: The 8th Annual Splunk Conference.  At booth M38, RedSeal will demonstrate how its network modeling and risk platform integrates with Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) to greatly accelerate incident investigation and containment. RedSeal became a member of the Splunk Adaptive Response Initiative in February 2017 and the RedSeal Adaptive Response App for Incident Response is currently available on Splunkbase.

“We made the decision to be a Mega sponsor of .conf two years in a row to reinforce the importance of integrating network context with existing security applications,” said CEO and Chairman of RedSeal Ray Rothrock. “The integration of  RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform with Splunk’s analytics-driven security platform provides security professionals with real-time visibility into the blast radius, potential attack paths and associated at-risk assets for an Indicator of Compromise.”

RedSeal’s Vice President of Product Management, Kurt Van Etten, will present a session titled Accelerate Incident Investigation with RedSeal and Splunk Adaptive Response Actions at .conf2017 on Thursday, September 28th. During the session, attendees will learn how RedSeal’s integration with Splunk ES leverages  the Splunk Adaptive Response framework to provide immediate answers to the following investigation-relevant questions:

  • What is the compromised device? Where is it physically and logically located?
  • What other critical assets can the threat access?
  • Can an untrusted network reach the compromised device?
  • What are the exact firewalls and rules you must modify to contain the threat?

.conf2017 will feature more than 200 technical sessions, including more than 80 customer presentations, and is expected to attract IT, security and business professionals from across the globe who know the value of their data. The conference will be held September 25-28, in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, with three days of optional education classes through Splunk University, September 23-25, 2017.

.conf2017 attendees will learn how to gain Operational Intelligence from machine-generated data by improving customer experience and service delivery, enhancing IT performance, shipping better code faster, providing timely business insights or reaching new levels of security in their organization. With 85 of the Fortune 100 in attendance, it’s the best place to learn how leading companies are using Splunk. Attendees will share best practices, discover new features and ways to implement Splunk software to gain insights from their data. Register for .conf2017. At the conference, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter  or follow the conference itself @splunkconf (all conversations tagged #splunkconf17).

About RedSeal

RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform is the foundation for enabling enterprise networks to be resilient to cyber events and network interruptions in an increasingly digital world. RedSeal helps customers understand their network from the inside, out – and provides rich context, situational awareness and a Digital Resilience Score to help enterprises measure and ultimately build greater resilience into their infrastructure. Government agencies and Global 2000 companies around the world rely on RedSeal to help them improve their overall security posture, accelerate incident response and increase the productivity of their security and network teams. Founded in 2004, RedSeal is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and serves customers globally through a direct and channel partner network.

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Cybersecurity Veteran Gord Boyce Joins RedSeal to Lead Commercial Business Unit

Former ForeScout CEO will Oversee Strategic Growth and Address Increasing Demand from Global 2000 Companies for Digital Resilience

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – August 23, 2017 – Today RedSeal, the leader in network modeling and cyber risk scoring, announced that Gord Boyce joined the company as Senior Vice President of a newly formed business unit to address demand in the commercial market. Boyce will lead a team of global sales, customer engineering and professional service resources, focused on driving adoption of RedSeal’s award-winning digital resilience platform.

“Gord rounds out our leadership bench with deep cyber industry expertise, and a tremendous track-record in sales,” said Ray Rothrock, chairman and CEO of RedSeal. “He understands the unique challenges of the high-growth security landscape, and we are thrilled to have his experience delivering enterprise-class platform value to the Global 2000.”

Boyce, a high-tech veteran, brings nearly 25 years of cyber industry experience to RedSeal. As CEO of ForeScout Technologies, he led the company to a global leadership position in the network access control (NAC) market. Prior to ForeScout, Boyce held several senior management positions within Nokia’s Internet Communications and Enterprise Solutions business groups.

“I’ve followed RedSeal’s growth for some time, and am excited to join this visionary company, and help enterprises around the world elevate their cyber security strategy”, said Gord Boyce. “Prevention and detection solutions are necessary, but clearly not sufficient. The RedSeal platform delivers what security and network teams – and their executives– needed yesterday: resilience and continuity.”

RedSeal – one of Red Herring’s Top 100 Global Companies for two consecutive years – posted more than 40 percent year-over-year growth in 2016,and CSO Online recently recognized its digital resilience platform as the top security tool in network security for 2017.

Boyce will be based in the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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About RedSeal

RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform is the foundation for enabling enterprise networks to be resilient to cyber events and network interruptions in an increasingly digital world. RedSeal helps customers understand their network from the inside, out – and provides rich context, situational awareness and a Digital Resilience Score to help enterprises measure and ultimately build greater resilience into their infrastructure. Government agencies and Global 2000 companies around the world rely on RedSeal to help them improve their overall security posture, accelerate incident response and increase the productivity of their security and network teams. Founded in 2004, RedSeal is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and serves customers globally through a direct and channel partner network.

RedSeal Further Expands Its Hybrid Datacenter Modeling Capability with Seamless Integration with Cisco ACI

Security teams will gain holistic view of their entire network and boost productivity

SUNNYVALE, Calif. –  Today RedSeal increased its capabilities for modeling complex networks by adding a new integration with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The integration between RedSeal’s network modeling and risk-scoring platform and Cisco ACI expands customers’ ability to create one, unified model of their hybrid datacenters —including devices that are on-premise, virtualized, and/or in a public cloud — and to conduct queries across all of these environments.

The digital infrastructure of today’s modern enterprise includes a complex array of on-premise, cloud and virtualized networks, which are constantly changing, making a complete and detailed understanding of the current state of a network a time-consuming and complex task. RedSeal’s ability to model complete hybrid datacenters – including software-defined networks (SDNs) in VMWare NSX and now Cisco ACI, as well as previously announced enhanced modeling of Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) – gives customers a comprehensive view of their entire as-built network.

The Cisco ACI integration builds on RedSeal’s ability to provide critical visibility into access controls for these hybrid datacenter environments, as well as alert users to violations of customized policies they have established for their organizations. This capability also helps security teams be more productive by allowing them to quickly and accurately model devices and associated policies within the Cisco ACI fabric.

“Enterprise security teams are struggling, as they’re understaffed and under pressure. When it comes to understanding network access across and within all of their network fabrics, they’re in the dark,” said Kurt Van Etten, product VP at RedSeal. “They need a holistic view of their network that’s deeply integrated with their current security solutions. The integration of Cisco’s ACI fabric with the RedSeal platform provides this visibility, giving enterprise security teams much needed context for prioritizing vulnerabilities, accelerating incident response, managing compliance, and improving the overall resilience of their infrastructure.”

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About RedSeal
RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform is the foundation for enabling enterprise networks to be resilient to cyber events and network interruptions in an increasingly digital world. RedSeal helps customers understand their network from the inside, out – and provides rich context, situational awareness and a Digital Resilience Score to help enterprises measure and ultimately build greater resilience into their infrastructure.  Government agencies and Global 2000 companies around the world rely on RedSeal to help them improve their overall security posture, accelerate incident response and increase the productivity of their security and network teams.  Founded in 2004, RedSeal is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and serves customers globally through a direct and channel partner network.

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RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock to Lead Cybersecurity Panel at Milken Institute Global Conference

Rothrock and Cybersecurity Experts to Discuss the Value of a Digital Resilience Strategy to Combat Cyber Attacks

WHAT:  The 20th Annual Milken Institute Global Conference convenes more than 4,000 influential leaders from 50 countries, to tackle the world’s most stubborn challenges, including cybercrime. Recent breaches have ranged from corporate theft to hacks allegedly carried out to influence the outcome of elections. A recent study from Cybersecurity Ventures predicts the global cost of cybercrime will grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021.

In this panel, titled “My Organization Has Been Hacked! Now What?”, cybersecurity experts will explore the value of a digital resilience strategy, and how it plays an important role for companies before and after they encounter a cyber attack. The panelists will address how the private and public sectors can be more effective in combatting hackers across national borders, as well as what companies can do to minimize the damage when a breach does take place.

WHO: The panel will be moderated by Ray Rothrock, Chairman and CEO of RedSeal, who recently discussed the C-Suite’s trouble assessing cyber risk with Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money. A thought leader in cybersecurity, Rothrock participated in the White House CyberSecurity Summit held at Stanford University in February 2015.

 Panelists:

  • Heather Adkins, Director, Information Security and Policy at Google
  • Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and CTO, CrowdStrike Inc.
  • Daniel Ennis, CEO, DRE Consulting; Exec. Director, Global Cyber Security Initiative, Univ. of Maryland, Former NSA Director, Cyber Threat Operations Center
  • Siobhan MacDermott, SVP Executive, Global Cyber Public Policy, Bank of America; Global Fellow, Geneva Center for Security Policy

WHEN: Monday, May 1, 2017, 10:45 AM-11:45 AM

WHERE: The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

RedSeal Recognized as 2017 Bay Area Best Place To Work

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 19, 2017 — RedSeal (redseal.net), the leader in network modeling and cyber risk scoring, has been recognized as a winner of the 2017 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Select employers from the Bay Area were named winners of the awards program, held on April 18, 2017. These winning organizations were honored for having created exceptional workplaces that their employees value highly.

Award applicants were evaluated and ranked across five categories according to the number of Bay Area employees.  The ranking found companies in the region whose employees rate them as the highest on such values as fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings and other amenities as well as management practices.  The rankings were unveiled on April 18, 2017 at the awards program.

“It’s an incredible honor to be named a best place to work in the San Francisco Bay Area, especially because this distinction results directly from employee feedback,” said Ray Rothrock, chairman and CEO at RedSeal. “We strive to create the best possible work environment so our team members can flourish and continue to advance our industry-leading network modeling and risk scoring platform.”

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RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock Says Academic Incubators Help Hone Great Ideas and Leaders at SXSW Panel

As VC, Rothrock Backed Mark43 at Harvard’s iLab

Sunnyvale, Calif.– Today RedSeal (www.redseal.net) CEO Ray Rothrock joined Michael K. Young, President of Texas A&M University, and Jodi Goldstein, Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Lab at Harvard University, for a panel discussion on academic incubators at South by Southwest (SXSW).

Rothrock, a former managing partner at Venrock, the investment arm of the Rockefeller family, shared his experience working with the academic incubator Harvard Innovation Lab. Rothrock held office hours at Harvard’s iLab, and met with students from Harvard College, Harvard Business School, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He listened to ideas, made some investments, assisted students with business plans and pitches, and even connected students with other investors who might have an interest in their business ideas.

“I invested in three ideas during my time at iLab. One of my investments was Mark43. The team consisted of three graduating seniors from Harvard’s Electrical Engineering program who had a law enforcement idea; traditionally a difficult area for VC money. They graduated, honed the software, and today it is a fast growing company based in NYC,” said Ray Rothrock, chairman and CEO of RedSeal. “They probably could have been successful without me, but the networking and support from the iLab was tremendous.”

Rothrock said “successful academic incubators are more than just bricks and mortar, but places where ideas come at a fast rate, and  get honed and vetted through a large number of smart, interested, involved people.”  According to Rothrock “just a few great deals start in incubators, but the people who start great companies often pass through an incubator along the way.”

The significance of building a cyber incubator to explore solutions and capabilities was also discussed by Rothrock during the panel discussion.

“Cyber requires not only deep skills and knowledge about networks, but also social engineering and psychology. Those skills are usually not found in one person, so it’s essential for teams to form in order for these successful ideas to mature. A cyber incubator would provide a space for multidisciplinary teams to refine these ideas,” said Rothrock.

The panel discussion explored how academic incubators are helping universities and colleges to become more competitive and attractive, and therefore better able to retain talented students and faculty. The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.