2013 Virtualization 50


Catbird

Top Executive: Edmundo Costa, CEO

Location: Scotts Valley, Calif.

Catbird pitches “software-defined security” as a cheaper alternative to security appliances and says it has made technology easy enough for admins to learn in as little as four hours. Catbird automates asset detection, zone assignments and policy controls, compliance status and quarantine, and handles enforcement of PCI, HIPAA and more.