Bricata Wins 2015 InvestMaryland Challenge for Cybersecurity

Bricata Press Release

Vienna, VA, May 12, 2015 – Bricata LLC, the pioneer of high-throughput next generation intrusion prevention security systems (NGIPS), today announced it has been selected as the grand prize winner  in the Defense & Security  category for  the 2015 InvestMaryland Challenge. Held by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), the InvestMaryland Challenge is the state’s international business competition which recognizes the ingenuity and drive of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and young companies.

Bricata was chosen from a field of 214 entrants across four categories by a group of successful entrepreneurs, investors, educators and other judges in Maryland’s entrepreneurial community. As a winner in the Defense & Security category, Bricata will be awarded a $100,000 grant. Bricata was also honored with the Army Research Lab Incubator Opportunity, bwtech@UMBD Award and the Whiteford Taylor Preston Legal Services Award.

Selected for its innovative, high-throughput network security and data protection solutions, Bricata is closing gaps and pushing limits in traditional Intrusion Prevention Systems with their ProAccel™ appliances. This innovative technology is capable of inspecting vast amounts of network traffic – up to 300 Gbps in a single appliance – and offers a robust feature set including full packet capture, breach detection and forensics capabilities that have historically been offered as stand-alone solutions that customers had to purchase separately.

“We are thrilled to have been selected as a winner for the InvestMaryland Challenge,” said John Trauth, CEO/President and Co-Founder, Bricata.  “Bricata is redefining what ‘next-generation’ really means with respect to IPS technology. This award is a wonderful validation of the progress we’ve made so far and will certainly help us further develop our company into the world-class provider of cybersecurity technologies we know it can be.”

Bricata’s solutions combine high-performance hardware with multi-threaded processing capabilities and superior accuracy to deliver the ideal NGIPS solution to defend high-volume networks. In addition to core IPS capabilities, Bricata’s ProAccel appliances include full packet capture; breach detection; log aggregation and management; data protection and exfiltration prevention; and policy enforcement. For more information on the company’s complete line of products, visit:

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