Security from the ground up

Truly Secure Boot

High-Performance In-Order Processing

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Founded 2013; 2017 incorporated in California; 2018 incorporated in Delaware
Founders Axel Kloth, CTO, one of the top architects in the world
Ashok Babbar, CEO
Ownership Privately held by its employees and investors
Size 61 employees
Board of Directors Ashok Babbar, Chairman; Axel Kloth, Board Member; select investors
Digital security as a basic right
Mission To develop the most advanced firewall processor platform that enables the next generation network companies to offer impenetrable systems for the digital infrastructure
Strategy Securing the perimeter (the firewall) At the 1st Point of IntrusionTM

The Problem

Security Breaches Proliferation of security holes in hardware and software over the past 25 years
Magnitude Over 100,000 breaches since 2010 (, 2017)
6.5 billion records lost (, ID-Theft Resource Center, 2018)
Losses of $1.0 trillion per year (, 2017)
Responses Software patching—ineffective. For example, J.P. Morgan Chase doubled its cybersecurity budget to $500 million in 2016, excluding capital expenditure (CNBC, 2017).

The Solution

Hardware & Software Developing the entire computational and communication stacks from the ground up to secure people and the infrastructure
Security Platform Consisting of a secure microprocessor, firmware, OS kernel and APIs
Competitive Advantage A new class of firewall processors
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Proactive AI defense against known and future cyberattacks
Applications Infrastructure (enterprise, data centers, colocations, cloud server offload), industrial IoT, cable modems

Market Position

Firewall Processor Protects itself and other general purpose processors (e.g., Intel, AMD, Arm and its derivatives such as Cavium, Mellanox, Qualcomm) from intrusions


John Gustafson Inventor of Gustafson’s Law of Parallel Speed-Up; Former Director of Research at Intel Labs and Senior Fellow of AMD
Peter Nickolov Inventor of the file switch and its technology
Nick Tredennick Inventor, VLSI design engineer, author, developer of Motorola’s MC68000, AMD’s Nx686, and IBM's Micro/370 microprocessors, IEEE Fellow


Minna Holopainen
VP of Communication

Ashok Babbar