PacketViper provides an essential layer of network security to filter out illegitimate traffic with the leading Advanced Perimeter Defense™ Software. Unlike firewalls, SIEMS or other existing solutions, PacketViper can dramatically reduce network traffic up to 70%, while both identifying and reducing threats with surgically precise, patented IP filtering software. PacketViper easily filters both inbound and outbound traffic at the port level, by both country and company. PacketViper also generates custom edge intelligence to inform more impactful network security decisions.
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, who was and remains deeply experienced in software development, operating systems and network designs.
Together they cast forth a vision that would redefine network security perimeter defense. Key features of the advanced IP Filtering 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.