Bricata, Inc Announces Management Team

Bricata Press Release

Brings together over 75 years combined cyber security and management experience

Vienna, VA, September 16, 2014 – Following the recent launch of its next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS), Bricata, Inc today announced the formation of its management team, which brings together nearly eight decades of combined cyber security, engineering, sales, and management experience. Bricata’s ProAccel Threat Mitigation System is currently available to both federal and commercial customers in both appliance and Cloud-based models.

John Trauth, CEO/President, brings more than 25 years of demonstrated successes in driving market expansion, revenue growth and operational excellence at large established companies such as BEA, Oracle, IBM, and Tektronix, as well as with smaller companies such as Cybertap, QMS, Enterworks and Merlin International. Trauth previously served as President of both Cybertap (acquired by IBM) and Merlin International.

Iain Davison, Co-Founder and CTO, has more than 15 years of experience in the cyber security industry. Before founding Bricata, Iain was a senior engineer challenged with creating integrated environments for security products, architecting new secure networks, and developing ways to secure legacy environments more cost effectively. Iain held senior security engineering and architecture positions at HP, RSA Security (EMC), Xceedium, and UUNET Technologies/WorldCom/MCI.

Randy Stephens, COO brings 19 years of demonstrated success in operations and administration for high tech, telecommunications and defense companies. Stephens organized and developed two successful start-ups in the mid-90s, and prior to joining Bricata, he worked as a turnaround expert for several large defense contractors. As an organizational and development expert, Randy was central to the nation-wide growth and success of Teligent, Inc.

“I’m thrilled that Bricata has attracted the best talent in the cyber security industry,” said President and CEO John Trauth. “Early demand and response to Bricata’s technology has been exceptional, validating our belief that the market is really ready for a more cost-effective, NGIPS. On top of that, we have an outstanding team in place to quickly expand our offerings and market presence.”

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About Bricata:

Bricata is a leading developer of innovative, high-throughput network security and data protection solutions. Our Bricata ProAccel Appliances are based on Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) technology, enabling both small and large enterprises to secure and protect data and networks cost effectively, without sacrificing performance or creating bottlenecks that inhibit productivity.

Using our high-speed solutions to automate the capture, analysis and disposition of threats to network security at the core, Bricata offers more efficient threat protection across network and cloud-based devices. Built on the open source Suricata engine, and augmented with proprietary software and hardware to make it faster, more reliable and more user friendly, Bricata delivers double the throughput and detection performance in a single appliance at roughly half the cost of traditional IPS solutions.

Now deployed across both the public and private sectors, Bricata’s security products are enabling its clients to do more with less, providing 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. See for yourself – visit us at to schedule a demo or a test drive.

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