13 Mar Bricata Chosen as Semifinalist in 2015 INVESTMARYLAND Challenge
Vienna, VA, March 13, 2015 – Bricata, Inc, a leader in next generation intrusion prevention (NGIPS) security, today announced the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) selected the company as a semifinalist for the 2015 INVESTMARYLAND Challenge. The State’s international business competition, the INVESTMARYLAND Challenge recognizes the ingenuity and drive of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and young companies.
Chosen from a field of 214 entrants by a group of successful entrepreneurs, investors, educators and other judges in Maryland’s entrepreneurial community, Bricata is competing against nine other companies for a $100,000 grant within the Defense & Security category. In addition to the top prizes awarded by DBED, the competition’s partners and sponsors have offered up nearly $300,000 in grants, incubator space and other awards. Winners will be announced for categories and additional awards this spring.
Selected for its innovative, high-throughput network security and data protection solutions, Bricata is closing gaps and pushing limits in traditional Intrusion Detection Prevention Systems with their ProAccel appliances. Their appliances have made vast improvements in the way network traffic is analyzed and in how it can scale to large throughputs reaching as high as 100 Gbps.
“Even though cyber threats and adversaries are more sophisticated and complicated to deal with than ever before, we pride ourselves on enabling our clients to do more with less,” said John Trauth, CEO/President and Co-Founder, Bricata. “We provide the means for customers to minimize the time, risk and expense of maintaining a reliable intrusion prevention infrastructure so that they can be more productive, competitive and compliant at a dramatically reduced cost. This recognition by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development further validates our innovative approach to addressing the growing security and data protection needs of companies doing business in today’s advanced cyber landscape.”
At the nucleus of Bricata’s solutions is the open-source Suricata engine. Suricata’s multi-threaded processing capabilities and superior accuracy make it the ideal next generation intrusion prevention solution (NGIPS) to defend high-volume networks. Delivered as single appliance, Bricata offers a value-centric solution that unifies threat management. In addition to NGIPS, Bricata includes full packet capture, log aggregation, correlation and management, data protection and exfiltration prevention, web content filtering, application profiling, and policy enforcement.