March 4, 2019 by Alan Saldich
2018 was undoubtedly a banner year for Corelight. We closed out 2018 with many successes under our belt that reflect the hard work of our people: We more than quadrupled our sales year-over-year and more than doubled our customer base and employee count; we strengthened our balance sheet and board of directors with a $25 million Series B round; we added newleaders with deep security industry experience to our executive team; we expanded our product portfolio with the Corelight AP 200 Sensor and AP 3000 Sensor as well as the the Corelight Virtual Sensor.
With our largest customers deploying fleets of Corelight Sensors approaching 100 units, managing them has become much more challenging. To help them, last week we introduced the Corelight Fleet Manager to enable the management of up to 250 sensors from one central console. We also announced new product features in Corelight v16. And, we’re expanding our global footprint with a new sales office in EMEA.
On top of all that, today, we are happy to share some industry recognition and a few awards that are now under our belt as well:
First of all, BusinessInsider asked a group of venture capitalists to identify open source startups that are likely to “blow up” in 2019 (in a good way), and I’m happy to report Corelight was included in the list of 19 open source software startups to watch in 2019.
We were also pleased to be recognized with a couple of awards:
The Corelight Sensor was named the “Most Innovative Network Security and Management” solution by CyberDefense Magazine. The awards program, now in its seventh year honors unique and compelling products in the information security space.
Corelight received the “Cybersecurity Excellence Award – Silver” for Network Traffic and Analysis (NTA) products. Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognize companies, products and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security.
As we head into the RSA Conference this week it’s important to realize that although we saw spectacular growth last year, we have only just begun the climb toward becoming a major enterprise security vendor, and we cannot do it without the support of great customers, partners and employees.
If you’re interested in learning more about Corelight and will be in San Francisco for RSA this week, stop by to see us at booth 4308 (we’re between the North and South Halls, underneath Howard Street). Or, if you’d like to join the Corelight team, check out our career opportunities. You can also find us on Twitter @corelight or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/corelight/