CounterFlow AI Names Carter Bullard Chief Technology Officer

Creator of the Argus Platform Tasked with Leading the Company’s Technological Innovation Strategy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AICounterFlow AI, an AI-driven network visibility firm, today announced Carter Bullard as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). A significant voice in the cybersecurity and networking community for over 35 years, Carter joins CounterFlow AI to lead technology innovation as the company continues to deliver network security solutions that provide visibility into encrypted traffic.

As the creator of the Argus open source project, Carter is a widely respected expert in network security, active cyber defense, situational awareness, and measurement and monitoring analytics for network operations and performance. Recognized as the inventor of network flow monitoring, Carter holds four patents in the space. He has held senior roles with market leaders, including FORE Systems, Bay Networks and Nortel. Carter also held leading roles in cybersecurity R&D at U.S. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, U.S. National Laboratories, the Intelligence Community and within academia.

“The surge in encrypted traffic is causing significant challenges for many organizations’ security efforts– but CounterFlow AI is offering a lifeline to teams commissioned to protect against today’s most sophisticated threats,” said Carter Bullard, CTO. “I’ve long appreciated CounterFlow AI’s approach to network security, especially when it comes to deciphering encrypted traffic. The company’s approach not only improves threat detection, it also simplifies and eases management constraints. CounterFlow AI is one of the few companies that is truly on the cutting edge, and I’m excited to help build out its suite of innovative offerings that fill an important need.”

“Carter is a pioneer in the cybersecurity industry and we are ecstatic to add someone of his caliber to the CounterFlow AI team,” said Randy Caldejon, CEO of CounterFlow AI. “We are delivering solutions that promise to transform our customers’ protection efforts and Carter’s expertise will fuel our ability to deliver the most advanced protections possible.”

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About CounterFlow AI

CounterFlow AI is addressing the growing network visibility challenge created by the rise of encrypted traffic. Its ThreatEye® cloud-native analytics platform integrates cryptanalysis, packet dynamics, and machine learning techniques to learn, identify, and alert on hidden communication patterns associated with network faults, anomalies, and threats at wire-speed. Unlike subversive SSL decryption methods, ThreatEye’s approach preserves privacy while rendering deep insights into both encrypted and unencrypted traffic in real-time. Packaged as software containers, ThreatEye easily deploys to cloud, on-premise, and hybrid environments to extend the visibility of network and security operations across an entire enterprise.

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