March, 2011

Rob Chaplinsky

Managing Director

March 29th, 2011

BlueCat Networks Receives Highest Possible “Strong Positive” Rating in Leading Analyst Firm’s 2011 DDI MarketScope Report


TORONTO–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence™ company with over 1,500 clients worldwide, has received the highest rating given to vendors in the Gartner authoritative “MarketScope for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (IPAM), 2011 report.

In the MarketScope report, Lawrence Orans, a research director in Gartner’s Research organization, notes that “IPAM applications offer a range of capabilities for controlling, automating and managing the domain name and address space, and these tools are a significant improvement over spreadsheets and homegrown address management applications.” Further, “Gartner estimates that the DDI market generated approximately $216 million in 2010, representing a 23% increase over 2009. They estimate that the market will grow another 28% in 2011, to approximately $276 million.”

“We are thrilled to receive this ‘strong positive’ rating from Gartner based on an expert evaluation of our IP Address Management, DNS and DHCP solutions,” said Michael Hyatt, CEO and co-founder of BlueCat Networks. “We believe our momentum is unmatched in this report and it is proof that the investments we have made in our products and in our world-class support and professional services organizations are exactly what the market wants. BlueCat Networks’ success in winning several large deals, along with its strengthened distribution channel and solid organic growth, are powerful testaments to our product and business strategy.” Hyatt continued, “The proliferation of IP-enabled devices, as well as strategic initiatives such as virtualization and private clouds, are driving the adoption of IPAM solutions. BlueCat Networks is uniquely positioned to help organizations improve the manageability, resiliency and efficiency of their networks and, as a result, we are showing up on more ‘short lists’ of Gartner clients.”

To pre-order a complimentary copy of the Gartner MarketScope report, please visit: www.bluecatnetworks.com/gartner.

Gartner “MarketScope: DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management, 2011” by Lawrence Orans, 24 March, 2011

Rob Chaplinsky

Managing Director

March 23rd, 2011

IronKey Protects Banks and their Customers from RSA SecurID Data Breach


(DigitalIDNews)–IronKey announced that its Trusted Access for Banking product can allow banks to protect their commercial banking customers from the potential risk from allegedly compromised RSA SecurID authentication tokens.

IronKey says that Trusted Access for Banking allows banks to continue using their existing SecurID deployments and banking applications without concern. It is designed to isolate online banking users from advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks using toolkits such as ZeuS and SpyEye rather than trying to detect them.

With IronKey Trusted Access for Banking, users connect their Trusted Access USB device to their computer to automatically launch a protected, virtualized online banking environment. The Trusted Access Browser starts at the bank’s home page and restricts users to only navigate to bank-authorized web sites.

IronKey Trusted Access addresses likely attacks such as man-in-browser attack, key logging, network monitoring, and DNS tampering. A secure, encrypted connection to online banking is made through the IronKey Trusted Network to lock out man-in-the-middle and DNS attacks. Advanced encrypted keyboard input protects users from key loggers that can steal user names and passwords.

Rob Chaplinsky

Managing Director

March 9th, 2011

3 Bridgescale Co’s ranked top 15 private by WSJ


Bridgescale has three portfolio companies ranked in the top 15 for Wall Street Journal’s 2011 Next Big Thing list.

Congratulations to Xactly (#3), Carrier IQ (#9) and Ironkey (#14) for being ranked in the top 50 venture-backed companies!

The Wall Street Journal’s Next Big Thing 2011