Network visualization and risk assessment vendor RedSeal is re-launching with new capabilities, executives and funding that will be used to hire more engineers and boost its channel partners.
On the technology side, the company is enabling Layer 2 visibility into network traffic by tapping in to SNMP data generated by switches, says Ray Rothrock, who has been the company's chairman since 2004 and its CEO since February.
It's also brought in a new CTO, Mike Lloyd, and COO, Pete Sinclair. "The company needed new thinking and innovation," Rothrock says.
With $17 million in Series C venture funding headed by Tyco, he says the company will hire more engineers to work on the Layer 2 capabilities and to improve sales through its channel partners.
The RedSeal analytics platform gathers data about the network including those elements in the cloud to create a model that it tests to assess security risks. It ranks the risks, recommends how to fix weaknesses and automates manual processes. Through continuous monitoring RedSeal can detail the impact that network changes have and also verify that security policies comply with policies and regulations.
The RedSeal engine gathers data from network products from A-10, Cisco, F5, Fortinet HP, Juniper, Palo Alto Networks, Riverbed, Tripwire, VMware and others.