The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2014 (So Far)

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CEO: Neal Creighton

Waltham, Mass.-based security startup CounterTack is using the Cloudera Enterprise-based Hadoop cluster to detect attacks with its Sentinel platform. The company unveiled a formal channel program to attract resellers and consultancies that specialize in big data projects as well as large systems integrators. Sentinel collects behavioral data from endpoint agents deeply embedded in the Windows kernel to examine file and process behaviors. The company said in June that it raised an additional $5 million to extend its Series B financing round for a total of $20 million. Neal Creighton, president and CEO of CounterTack, co-founded and was president and CEO of GeoTrust, a digital certificate provider that was acquired through Symantec's $1.2 billion acquisition of VeriSign's digital certificate business in 2010.

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