HQ: Louisville, Colo.
LineRate is a four-year-old Colorado company that emerged from stealth mode during the Open Networking Summit this past April. The company's software delivers services on top of virtualized networks and works on platforms running commodity x86-based servers, with the idea being to deploy network services much more easily without having to set up physical networking hardware. LineRate Proxy, the company's first product, is a suite of full-proxy Layer 4-7 network services providing traffic management, security and performance visibility.
"The promise of SDNS hinges on the development of network software that can perform at the speed of hardware -- we are the tipping point," LineRate CEO Steve Georgis said at the time.