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May 2, 2017
BC Partners and Medina Capital Announce Launch of Cyxtera Technologies
Private equity firms BC Partners and Medina Capital today announced the closing of the acquisitions of CenturyLink, Inc.’s portfolio of data centers and associated colocation business and of Medina Capital’s security and data analytics portfolio. With the completion of these transactions, valued at approximately $2.8 billion in the aggregate, the combined assets form a new business, Cyxtera Technologies, which begins operations immediately.

Cyxtera brings together a global data center footprint and a modern, hybrid- and cloud-ready security portfolio from four innovative companies – Cryptzone, Catbird, Easy Solutions, and Brainspace. The combined portfolio offers a powerful, secure and resilient infrastructure platform built for today’s complex, hybrid IT architectures, capable of securing and supporting dedicated infrastructure, private and public clouds, with software and services capabilities that extend protection to on-premises environments. Cyxtera serves more than 3,500 customers around the world.

November 4, 2016
BC Partners, Medina Capital Announce Definitive Agreement To Acquire Catbird
Leading private equity firms BC Partners and Medina Capital today announced an agreement to acquire Catbird, Inc., a privately-held cybersecurity company based in Scotts Valley, CA., focused on software-defined security. The acquisition is part of a new joint venture to create a global secure infrastructure company.

September 8, 2016
Catbird Networks Lends Expertise to New Report Calling for Revolutionary Approach to Cyber Security - 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual Names Catbird a Distinguished Vendor
Today Catbird Networks announced the joint release of the first-annual 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual -- Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security Professional. Catbird is part of an industry collective of 48 of the nation’s foremost cyber security vendors participating in the report, which was published by The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) following in-depth industry research and analysis.

January 20, 2016 
Catbird Achieves U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command’s Certificate of Networthiness Certification
Catbird, a leader in software-defined segmentation and security for the hybrid IT infrastructure, today announced that the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) has issued a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) that allows Catbird Secure security software to be used on the Army’s network. Catbird Secure helps the US Army to implement segmentation boundaries within its virtual datacenters, and provides continuous monitoring for situational awareness and evidence/assurance of control. The CoN accreditation from the United States Army analyzes and ensures that Catbird Secure meets strict Army and Department of Defense (DoD) standards for network security, compatibility and sustainability.

August 4, 2015
Catbird and Cronos Partnering to Secure Virtual Infrastructures in Belgium and the Netherlands
Catbird, a leader in software-defined security, and Cronos, a Benelux-based e-business integrator, today announced that Cronos has joined Catbird’s Partner Program and becomes the first Catbird reseller in Belgium and the Netherlands. “We are very happy that Cronos is joining our Partner Program, and could not have wished for a more qualified first reseller of our security software products in this region,” said Catbird CMO, Bart Vansevenant. “Cronos is a very unique company. Unlike traditional System Integrators, they purposely gain knowledge in new technologies early on to gain experience, and to transform that knowledge and experience into strategic solutions for their clients.”

June 9, 2015
Catbird to Deliver Secure OpenStack Deployments in the Enterprise on HPE Helion
Catbird, a leader in software-defined security, today announced that Catbird’s security suite is now fully certified for HPE Helion OpenStack, offering customers’ confidence in joint product readiness and a unique security and compliance capability for large cloud deployments. Catbird’s security suite has been designated HPE Helion Ready, joining a rapidly expanding ecosystem committed to speeding the adoption of OpenStack in the enterprise.  Dasher Technologies, also an HPE partner, provided infrastructure support and expertise in support of Catbird’s certification for HPE Helion OpenStack and plans to offer the combined solution in its Cloud practice.

May 18, 2015
Catbird Releases Catbird For OpenStack - First and Only Solution to Enable Security Policy to Move Across On- and Off-Premises Infrastructure and Leading Cloud Platforms
Catbird, a leader in software-defined security, today announced the release of Catbird for OpenStack, a 100% non-intrusive, hypervisor agnostic software solution that enables security policy to move across on- and off-premises infrastructures and across the leading cloud platforms including OpenStack and VMware. With Catbird for OpenStack, users gain consistency of automated policy deployment, monitoring and enforcement across cloud platforms.

April 20, 2015
Catbird Releases First Tool For Real-Time Traffic Analysis and Instant Perfect Inventory of All Virtualized Assets
Catbird, a leader in software-defined security, today announced the release of Catbird Insight, the first visualization solution for cloud and on-premise virtual environments that helps organizations rapidly discover, organize and analyze their virtual fabric to reduce security risks. Catbird Insight provides cloud, network, and application owners, as well as security and compliance teams instant and continuous access to actionable information about their virtual infrastructure.  Detailed virtual asset information, network flow information and a unique visualization of both data sets allow for enhanced analytics and improved security posture.

March 4, 2015
Catbird and Mirantis Partnering to Deliver Next-Generation Security for OpenStack
Catbird, a leader in software-defined security, and Mirantis, the Pure Play OpenStack company, today announced that Catbird’s software-defined security suite is now fully certified for Mirantis OpenStack. Catbird also joined the Mirantis Partner Program.

February 5, 2015
Catbird Appoints Cybersecurity Veteran Bart Vansevenant as CMO
Former Executive Director of Verizon’s Global Security Product Organization Tapped to Drive New Era of Growth. Catbird, a leader in software-defined security, today introduced cybersecurity executive Bart Vansevenant as Catbird's Chief Marketing Officer.


November 13, 2014
Cybersecurity Veteran Takes Helm as Catbird CEO
With an increased focus on the company’s growth plans, Catbird announced today the promotion of David Keasey to CEO. Keasey’s expertise in effectively operating innovative cybersecurity organizations in leadership positions has been proven for more than 25 years.  

November 4, 2014
immixGroup Partners with Catbird to Secure Virtual and Cloud Environments
immixGroup and Catbird today announced their partnership. Catbird's security policy automation and continuous proof of compliance solution enhances immixGroup's Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity portfolio.  

October 7, 2014
Catbird PCI DSS 3.0 Control Mapping for VMware Environments
Catbird announced today the release of its PCI DSS 3.0 VMware Product Applicability Guide. Audit partner Coalfire® was enlisted to map Catbird controls to the VMware Compliance Reference Architecture Framework as it applies to Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) version 3.0.

July 22, 2014
Catbird to Unveil the Industry’s First Security Policy Automation Solution for OpenStack
Catbird today announced the forthcoming availability of its flagship cloud security and compliance solution, Catbird 6.0, with security policy automation for OpenStack. Catbird is the first company to deliver security policy automation for private and hybrid cloud environments, enabling security policy to move across on- and off-premise infrastructure on all three leading cloud platforms.

May 27, 2014
Catbird Named to CRN's Virtualization 50 List
Catbird has been named to CRN’s 2014 Virtualization 50 list. Selected by CRN editors, the 2014 CRN Virtualization 50 recognizes the vendors that are addressing a growing market need for the channel with technology that forms the building blocks of today’s virtualization solutions.

May 20, 2014
Catbird Names Holland Barry As Vice President of Technology
Catbird today announced Holland Barry as Vice President of Technology, promoting him from within the organization where he served as Solution Architect Director.

April 1, 2014
Catbird Highlighted as SDN Security Innovator by Frost & Sullivan
Catbird today announced the company has been featured as a vendor of “Innovative Approaches to SDN Security” for the nascent software-defined networking (SDN) market in a recently released report by Frost and Sullivan.

February 26, 2014
Catbird Partners with Trapezoid to Meet Control Requirements for Security, Privacy and Compliance in Enterprise Cloud Environments
Catbird announced today it has entered into a partnership with Trapezoid®, an enterprise cloud cybersecurity company focused on the development and deployment of dynamic security and compliance postures based on platform integrity data, including Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). The combined solution dramatically increases security and compliance in the key areas of asset inventory, logical segmentation, continuous monitoring, and policy enforcement.

January 23, 2014
Catbird Forms Federal Team, Establishes Office in Reston, VA
In response to growing demand from Federal Agencies to help meet stringent FISMA and FedRAMP regulations, Catbird has established a dedicated office and team in Reston, VA.