PetaSecure Selected by Cisco to Join Entrepreneurs in Residence Program

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Support from the Cisco program will accelerate development and marketing of PetaSecure’s innovative security data collection, storage and analysis products.

Next Gen Enterprise Threat Detection and Management

New techniques are required to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the most important line of defense – the security analyst. - Dhiraj Sharan, co-founder of PetaSecure

PetaSecure, Inc. (, an early-stage company building advanced security analytics for enterprise customers, announced today that it has been accepted by Cisco into the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) program. Cisco EIR is a technology innovation program that identifies and supports emerging startups focused on solving critical enterprise IT problems strategic to Cisco’s customers. Program elements include financial support in the form of payments and benefits, logistics support, mentoring from Cisco executives and opportunities to work with Cisco engineering and product groups as well as Cisco channel partners and customers.

PetaSecure, founded by two ex-ArcSight executives, utilizes advanced MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) platforms to extend the time horizon, data depth and analytics required to deal with the continuously changing enterprise threat landscape.

PetaSecure’s founding vision reflects the challenges of a rapid increase in IT complexity under attack by better organized, continuously morphing and more powerful threat sources. The orders-of-magnitude increases in raw threat data are overwhelming the ability of enterprise security groups to store, analyze and understand the threat environment.

“New techniques are required to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the most important line of defense – the security analyst,” said Dhiraj Sharan, co-founder of PetaSecure. “Organizations are seeing billions of security-relevant events per day, and only purpose-built applications leveraging a new storage and computation model can deliver the necessary threat detection and management.”

“We’re honored to be chosen by Cisco from over 150 companies that applied to the Cisco EIR program,” said Larry Lunetta, co-founder of PetaSecure. “There is no company that has a better aperture into the security requirements of enterprise customers and no better partner to ensure that PetaSecure stays on track for a successful product launch.”    

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About PetaSecure, Inc.
PetaSecure is building the next generation enterprise security intelligence solution. The company’s initial products combine orders-of-magnitude increases in security data capture and storage with ground-breaking analytics to detect and manage advanced security threats. For more information, visit

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