PacketViper is focused on traffic reduction, making it an essential component of a layered security approach. Firewalls & IPS have important jobs to do and would experience serious latency if they even tried to tackle the traffic problem the way PacketViper does. Our Advanced Perimeter Defense software can dramatically reduce network traffic up to 70%, while both identifying and reducing threats. PacketViper easily filters both inbound and outbound traffic at the port level, by company, country and network.
Getting control of network traffic volume has been our focus since the inception of the company. Founded in 2011, the origin of PacketViper starts in the network operations department of a Pittsburgh, PA area distribution company servicing convenience stores. Inundated with alerts, understaffed and frustrated by limitations of embedded firewall country blocking, Network Operations Director Francesco ‘Frank’ Trama asked a simple question, “Why is my infrastructure handling so much illegitimate traffic that I have absolutely no purpose for?” He posed this question to trusted consultant Daniel Gynn, an expert in software development, operating systems and network designs.
The result was PacketViper Advanced Perimeter Defense software and an approach to reducing network traffic unlike anything else on the market.
Key features of the Advanced Perimeter Defense software were patented, the solution was architected, and the company and application both known as PacketViper were born.
As Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company's products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader. Frank also is co-inventor of a patent issued for selectively regulating network traffic. Frank is an experienced network engineer and prior to PacketViper, held senior IT network management roles at Liberty USA, Partner and Director of Libcom Internet Services ISP, Sr Network/Systems Engineer and PM for business such as The Future Now, CompuCom, and Xerox Connect. Frank holds a BS in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle University and is a decorated veteran of the US Army.
As Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Dan is responsible for the overall product development in addition to directing the R&D and technology planning and execution. Dan also is co-inventor of a patent issued for selectively regulating network traffic. Dan is deeply experienced in web applications, software development, operating systems, network
As Chief Revenue Officer, Ken’s responsibilities include leading the overall strategic direction to meet revenue goals while identifying and pursuing new revenue streams, optimizing existing revenue streams and establishing channel partnership opportunities and the go-to market plan. As a market focused executive, Ken specializes in commercializing disruptive technologies. Prior to joining PacketViper, Ken held executive level positions focused on commercialization strategy, channels and sales at RedZone Robotics and Confluence. Ken holds a BS in English from Providence College.
As Vice President of Channel Alliances, Scott has responsibility for development, implementation and oversight of the company channel partner strategy. This includes recruiting and training partners and creating innovative channel marketing programs that align partners with PacketViper. As an experienced IT channel executive, prior to joining PacketViper Scott held channel related leadership roles with Vision Solutions, inContact and Interactive Intelligence. Scott earned a BSED in History & Education from Ohio University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior/Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.