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PacketSled Selected as SC Magazine 2018 Trust Award Finalist

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SAN DIEGO, Jan 25, 2018. / PacketSled,  a leading provider of cloud-based network visibility, detection, incident response and breach forensics, today announced that the 2018 SC Awards have recognized the PacketSled platform as a Trust Award finalist in the Best Computer Forensic Solution category. The finalists and winners for the Trust Awards are chosen by an expert panel of judges with extensive knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco.

“In an age where threats are ever-evolving, it is reassuring to know that one true constant is the commitment of dedicated information security professionals, as best exemplified by our SC Media Awards finalists,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “These inspiring innovators have set a high bar for their industry peers, as they continue to protect the world from attacks and vulnerabilities that imperil our security, privacy, and digital infrastructure. The year 2017 brought us WannaCry ransomware infections, the rise of cryptominers, and bugs like Broadpwn and BlueBorne that affected billions of devices. Whatever threats rear their ugly heads in 2018 and beyond, our finalists will be ready to act.”

Now in its 21st year, SC Awards is recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. With the awards, SC Media recognizes the achievements of cybersecurity professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities. Vendors and service providers who offer a product and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries are eligible for the SC Awards’ Trust Award category.

“PacketSled is committed to empowering our clients with the best network visibility, incident response and network forensic capabilities available today,” said Fred Wilmot, CTO of PacketSled. “We are honored to have this recognition by SC Media and our team looks forward to continuing to build market-leading security software that makes a difference in the fight.”

“Finalists for the Trust awards are selected by a panel of approximately 100 professionals and the SC Magazine product reviews team,” added Illena Armstrong of SC Media. “It’s a high bar to clear and we are proud to acknowledge PacketSled as a finalist.”
The SC Awards gala honoring the winners attracts top professionals in the cybersecurity community and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking. To register for the 2018 SC Awards gala, please visit

About PacketSled

PacketSled, the network analytics platform of choice for security experts, automates incident response by bringing together business context, AI, entity enrichment and detection with network visibility. Used for real-time analysis and response, PacketSled’s platform leverages continuous stream monitoring and retrospection to provide network forensics and security analytics. Used by response teams worldwide, security analysts and SOC teams can integrate PacketSled’s deep network context into their playbooks, SIEMS, or independently to dramatically reduce investigation time, cost and expertise required to respond to persistent threats, malware, insider attacks, and nation state espionage efforts. The company has been named an innovator in leading publications and by security analysts, including SC Magazine, earning a perfect score in the online fraud group test. Based in San Diego, the company is backed by investors including Keshif Ventures and Blu Venture Investors. The company is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Seattle, WA. For continuous product updates and industry news, please visit us at or follow us @packetsled. 

About SC Media

SC Media is cybersecurity. For over 25 years, they have armed information security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and independent product reviews in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams. In addition to their comprehensive website, SC Media offers magazines, eBooks, and newsletters. They also host digital and live events such as SC Awards and RiskSec NY to provide cybersecurity professionals all the information needed to safeguard their organizations and contribute to their longevity and success.

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PacketSled names John Keister President and CEO

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PacketSled, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based network visibility, detection, incident response and breach forensics, today named John Keister as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. He steps in at an important time for PacketSled as it aims to build its market position and expand its customer footprint. The company also announced that it raised more than $3.5 million, primarily from existing investors, to continue to fund the company’s growth.

Fred Wilmot, who has served as CTO since June 2016 and as interim CEO since November 2016, will remain as CTO. Wilmot is a former Splunk executive and a security industry expert, serving as an advisor at the Managed Security Services Provider Ravenii and as a principal at AM Cyber. The company’s VP Sales, Jared Ballou, is a former sales executive at the public cybersecurity company Rapid7, and he will continue in his current position. Justin Stottlemyer, an Intuit engineering executive with previous technical leadership roles at Facebook and PayPal, will remain on the board as an outside director.

Keister has previous experience as a co-founder, president and chief operating officer at two technology companies focused on search, online advertising and analytics. These two companies, Go2Net and Marchex, each successfully grew to an annual revenue run rate of more than $100 million and successfully completed the IPO process. Keister’s previous operating responsibilities included oversight of sales, business development, marketing, engineering and technical operations. He also has 10-plus years of experience investing in early-stage software companies and sitting on the boards of directors for several of these companies.

“John’s experience as a founder and operator at both early-stage companies and public companies will amplify PacketSled’s product team as we prepare for the next phase of our growth,” said Wilmot.

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PacketSled is Recognized for the Second Year in a Row as SC Magazine’s Industry Innovator in Next-Generation Security Monitoring and Analytics

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SC Magazine’s 2016 Industry Innovator names PacketSled one of only five who have defined what it really means to be “next-generation.”    
“Applying advanced analytics to threat hunting and evolving an analyst’s tool into an analyst’s tool that also has very strong monitoring, detection, case management and alerting functions.”
The article comes after technology editor Peter Stephenson conducted a second review of the product. In the review, he quickly arrives at yet another one of PacketSled’s key tenants:
“We never have seen that level of support response in any of the products we have reviewed and it provides a realbeneift both to new users and experienced users with a difficult problem.”
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SC Magazine Names PacketSled Innovator in Next-Generation Security Monitoring and Analytics

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SC Magazine’s 2015 Industry Innovator segment names PacketSled one of only three innovators in the space. The magazine describes the next generation of monitoring products as:

“sophisticated analytic algorithms, machine learning and heavy, cloud-based analysis allowing very lightweight agents on the enterprise.”
Network forensics dashboard

The article comes after technology editor Peter Stephenson conducted a thorough review of the product, in both live traffic and research environments. In the review, he quickly arrives at one of PacketSled’s key tenants:

“in managing security incidents, speed counts. PacketSled provides easy, fast understanding that allows analysts to pick useful information out of the noise”

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PacketSled Earns Buy Recommendation and Perfect Score from SC Magazine

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The digital forensics group test review earned PacketSled five-out-of-five stars across all categories: features, ease-of-use, performance, documentation, support and value for the money. The review also cites PacketSled’s unique visualizations, excellent analytics and ease of installation among other qualities leading to the 5 star rating.

“This is an excellent tool with depth and a massive amount of actionable information available to prevent and analyze complex breaches.” – Dr. Peter Stephenson, SC Magazine

While the majority of solutions in the space are focused on a single threaded approach to solving for detection and response, PacketSled identifies threats using a combination of sensor based and cloud analytics, signatures, and threat intelligence, providing incident responders the ability to dive deeply into a threat, or hunt through data on a massive scale.

“We’re very pleased to be rated so highly in this group test. Continuous Monitoring, Forensics, and Incident Response are the fastest growing areas in security for good reasons. Attackers are continuously evolving their strategy, making the combination of real-time visibility with a full fidelity network history one of the most important considerations in information security,” said Matt Harrigan, the company’s President and CEO. “Our consumption-based billing and cloud model enables us to help customers in the mid-market that have previously been unable to deploy these measures due to cost considerations.”

PacketSled can ingest data at speeds ranging from sub-1Gbps to 100Gbps and can be deployed via a software install in mere minutes. The platform gives security analysts the ability to discern real attacks from noise, dramatically reducing the time it takes to resolve serious security incidents.

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