The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2013


PacketSled Inc.

CEO: Matthew G. Harrigan

PacketSled is a security analytics platform that detects, contains and responds to threats. The technology can provides real-time alerting and can provide the full context of an incident and perform root cause analysis. Based in San Diego, PacketSled said its platform classifies more than 6,000 metadata attributes from within 1,300 protocols. It provides IT pros with a natural-language behavioral search tool to sort through the transactional data, and claims it can get results in less than five seconds. The goal is to find patterns of behavior that could signal a security incident, the company said.

A built-in rule builder can be tuned to alert about suspicious incidents based on behavioral pattern matching rules. Incorporated into the platform are visual analytics to interact with attack patterns within months of data. The company said its visual analytics helps investigators see anomalies and significant events that can't readily be identified algorithmically.