API security is difficult. We thrive on difficult.
At ThreatX, we gather energy from our mission to solve some of the toughest problems in cybersecurity. Every day.
ThreatX’s API protection platform makes the world safer by protecting APIs from all threats, including DDoS attempts, BOT attacks, API abuse, exploitations of known vulnerabilities, and zero-day attacks. ThreatX’s attacker-centric behavioral analytics capability secures APIs from advanced security threats across cloud, on-prem and hybrid environments. Our multi-layered detection capabilities accurately identify malicious actors and dynamically initiate defensive action to protect known, rogue and zombie APIs.
In addition, our Managed Services combine threat hunting with access to experts 24×7, significantly reducing the direct operational costs and maintenance for enterprises. With our advanced API protection platform, managed services and threat research, ThreatX effectively and efficiently protects APIs for companies in every industry across the globe.
Our Core Values
ThreatX announces that in 2021 the company nearly doubled annual recurring revenue over FY 2020; grew its customer base by 140%; and increase the company’s employee base by more than 100%.
Libby Merrill joins ThreatX as Chief Financial Officer.
ThreatX awarded two 2022 Globee Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards – “Gold Winner” for Web Application Security & Firewalls and “Silver Winner” for Application Programming Interface (API) Management & Security
ThreatX recognized with five 2022 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards including four “Gold”: API Security, Application Security, Bot Defense and Web Application Security. ThreatX received “Silver” for Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company.
2018 – 2019
2016 – 2017
Depth of experience in security, software, and start ups.
Gene has a lengthy track record as an executive at technology companies, including COO at White Ops, General Manager at Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM), and VP of Worldwide Sales and Global Alliances of Network Intelligence (acquired by EMC and integrated into RSA). Gene has extensive experience building high-impact teams at early-stage startups in storage, virtualization, and cybersecurity. He has specific expertise in go-to-market strategies, marketing, customer success, and channel development. Gene holds an MBA from Northeastern University, where he guest lectures on topics such as product management, marketing, and sales.
Chief Executive Officer
Tom has a long track record of building and scaling product delivery capabilities at mid- and growth-stage startups. He served as the VP of Engineering at Edgewise Networks, where he led engineering through early releases of Edgewise’s zero-trust micro-segmentation product. While at Veracode, a leader in AppSec, Hickman led engineering through an Agile transformation, and helped the company become a true multi-faceted AppSec platform prior to its acquisition by CA Technologies in 2017. Tom holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Chief Product Officer
Digital-first growth leader and tech marketing executive with 20+ years’ experience building brands, generating demand, growing pipeline and driving revenue in B2B and B2G markets. Formerly at ZeroNorth, Forcepoint, and Raytheon.
Chief Marketing Officer
With more than 20 years of experience developing software and leading engineering teams, VP of Engineering Phil Lawrence brings a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge to ThreatX. He was most recently Director at Devo, Inc., where he managed a team of over 40 CloudOps and NOC team members. Before that, Phil led engineering at Resilient Systems where he grew development from a team of 6 to a multi-national organization as part of IBM. Earlier, Phil held engineering leadership roles at IBM Resilient, PegaSystems, and Microsoft. Phil hold a MS in Engineering/Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Libby brings over 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and consulting with proven expertise in leading process design to support growth initiatives, financings and M&A. Prior to ThreatX, Libby served as the VP Internal Audit with GCP Applied Technologies. Before GCP, Libby was a Managing Director with CFGI, a financial consulting firm, where she helped companies transform their finance functions, complete acquisitions and support IPO transactions. Libby began her career in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche after receiving her B.S. degree in Management from Boston College, with dual concentrations in finance and accounting. She is also a certified public accountant.
Chief Financial Officer
Bret has served in multiple executive roles for Corporate Express/Staples and BMC Software. He has extensive knowledge of the software development and security products industries. Bret has been responsible for enterprise security in multiple roles and has been an innovator throughout his career. His proven track record of building and developing high performing organizations and dynamic cyber security teams helps ThreatX deliver AppSec services that meet enterprise needs.
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer
Billy has 10 years of sales experience in cybersecurity and startup sectors. He has helped build, scale, and lead go-to-market teams at multiple early- and mid- stage companies. Most recently, Billy led western region enterprise sales go-to-market at AtScale. Previously, Billy was the initial sales hire at Komand (acquired by Rapid7), where he developed and led go-to-market strategies. Prior to Komand, he was an early sales hire at Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM). Billy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern New Hampshire University.
VP of Sales
Andrius has a varied career ranging from ethical hacking, penetration testing and security product development for the US Department of Defense, senior consulting positions for Fortune 500 enterprises, and corporate CISO responsibilities for large enterprises. Andrius has an exceptional blend of software development skills combined with extensive knowledge and experience of the network and security industries.
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Axbey has demonstrated an ability to drive growth and build operational excellence in high-growth companies. Most recently, he served as VP & GM of CloudHealth by VMware and served as its CEO prior to its acquisition by VMware. Prior to CloudHealth, Tom served as CEO of Rave Mobile Safety, where he led its turnaround, growth, and acquisition. He has also held leadership roles at IBM, Micromuse, Quallaby Corp, and American Internet Corporation.
Board Member, Partner, .406 Ventures
Board Member and Chief Executive Officer
General Partner, Grotech Ventures
Frank Medicino III
Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
Board Member and Chief Strategy Officer
A technology executive with 25 years of experience in product management, marketing, corporate strategy, finance, and M&A, Sonali currently advises companies on strategy and organizational design. Sonali was Chief Product Officer at WhiteOps and VP of Product Management and Marketing at Veracode. She has also held leadership positions at McAfee, Guardent, VeriSign, and BitSight Technologies. Sonali has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a masters from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Wharton Businesses School.
What We’re Building
We experienced, first-hand, the lack of coverage for hybrid cloud environments, the poor accuracy and limited intelligence that [traditional WAF solutions] use to identify advanced cyber threats and their inability to support deep analysis of trends and web application vulnerabilities. So, we built a better solution for web application protection.”
Bret Settle, Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer
We take an attacker-centric approach to risk, rather than a profile-based or signature-based approach. We look at an attacking entity and then apply behavioral heuristics to understand, what is that sketchy traffic really up to?
Tom Hickman, Chief Product Officer
We don’t have ivory towers and people who sit in their silos and work by themselves. It’s really about cross functional collaboration, people across the organization, rolling up their sleeves and working shoulder-to-shoulder.
Gwendolyn Quest, Chief Financial Officer
Join our team
Our team is growing rapidly and looking for great people interested in helping us simplify the way companies are protecting their applications and APIs.