I’m thrilled to announce that 2016 was another year of hypergrowth for AlienVault! A lot has changed both from a company perspective and in the overall threat landscape since I joined AlienVault in 2011. Attacks are getting more frequent, sophisticated and difficult to detect, while attack surfaces are proliferating, becoming more complicated, and harder to control. With breaches and attacks forever in the news, most companies today are concerned about their security; however, many organizations, large and mid-market enterprises alike, are also resource constrained, which significantly compounds the challenges faced by IT and security professionals.
At AlienVault, we understand this challenge because we have lived it. That is why our approach simplifies security management, instead of adding more complexity to an already complex situation. We developed our Unified Security Management & threat intelligence platforms to enable our customers to more effectively defend their networks and accelerate response times to mitigate damage if a breach occurs. Our proven solution is now used by more than 5,000 commercial customers and over 400 MSSPs worldwide. We also expanded our reach through global channels, yielding double digit growth in all regions last year.
We were once again the only vendor called out as a visionary in the Gartner SIEM MQ, which evaluates vendor solutions that address specific end-user problems and pain-points from a broad, high-level perspective. Time and time again, our solution has received honors and awards that recognize our innovative approach to security management, one which provides customers with all of the essential capabilities they need at an affordable price-point.
We are very proud of these accolades, which are a testament to the work of the incredible team that we have built at AlienVault – a team that is continually focused on enhancing our Unified Security Management and threat intelligence platforms and improving the overall customer experience. We now have more than 300 employees worldwide, and we kicked off 2017 by expanding our leadership team with three newly created positions—Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief People Officer. For more highlights from 2016, check out the press release we issued today.
I would like to thank all of our loyal customers and partners who put their trust in AlienVault daily, and rely on our products to improve their professional lives and better defend their IT infrastructure.
I look forward to another great year of expanding our business and servicing our customers and partners worldwide!
President & CEO AlienVault