AlienVault™ Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup

Red Herring 100 WinnerTuesday, May 29, 2012, Santa Monica, CA – AlienVault, the only provider of a Unified Security Management platform that’s powered by open-source SIEM (OSSIM) tools, announced today that it is one of the Red Herring Top 100 Americas award winners. Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Americas, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Americas list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe AlienVault embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. AlienVault should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Americas.

“To get this kind of recognition from some of the most respected individuals in the venture and investment world is tremendous,” said AlienVault President and CEO, Barmak Meftah.  “Our rapid growth, talented team of security experts, and deep roots in open source all factored into this achievement. Our vision of Unified Security Management, executed through cost-effective solutions that provide unmatched security visibility and threat management capabilities, is a critical need of global business.”


Leslie Johnson
AT&T Cybersecurity
Phone: 925.381.1237