The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2013


Norse

CEO: Sam Glines

Industry analysts monitoring the security market say threat intelligence services have gained a lot of interest over the last 12 months. Norse, based in Silicon Valley, is one of the latest startups that has built a platform designed to provide actionable threat intelligence. The firm recently announced that it obtained $10 million in Series A funding from Oak Investment Partners to expand engineering, product development, and sales and marketing. The company makes IPViking, an IP traffic monitoring tool that takes data from a global network of sensors to create a blacklist of high-risk IPs. In addition to tracking live attacks, it can identify malware, enabling IT teams to add blacklists to security appliances for additional protection. The company's chief technology officer, Tommy Stiansen, has roots in the intelligence community, where he worked on various projects, including architecting platforms used in cyberwarfare scenarios. IPViking is being aimed at enterprises, managed security providers, public and private cloud providers, and ISPs.