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Enterprise Security Challenges

Security threats arrive with unprecedented diversity, volume and velocity.

Ever-increasing complexity due to products and platforms to manage.

A crippling drought of expert personnel.

Respond with Phantom

Our mission is to close the security gap by enabling Enterprise
Security Operations to be Smarter, Faster, and Stronger.


A skilled security team is your greatest defense. However, the intricacies and complexities of business and technical environments slow them down, encourage caution, and paralyze otherwise highly proficient teams. Phantom orchestrates key stages of security operations from prevention to triage and resolution, delivering dramatic increases in security operations productivity and effectiveness. Codifying your “rules of engagement,” approval authorities, and escalations let your skilled first responders bring to bear all of their experience to make better decisions and act quickly, confidently, and consistently. Phantom Playbooks manage complex workflows so responding to critical situations can be smart and fearless.


Enterprise security resources are stretched to the breaking point as voluminous cyber attacks test your ability to respond. Phantom helps security operations match forces and speed through automation. Ranging from simple automation to fully autonomous response, Phantom lets you choose the best balance that fits your organizations needs while massively increasing security and accelerating the entire incident response lifecycle. Faster triage, investigation, and recovery, combined with granular control of assets, ensures greater security while maintaining continuity and control.


Phantom helps you create a security team and environment that is worth far more than the sum of its parts. Consolidation and control make formerly static security systems agile and dynamic as you use Phantom to control your environment. Phantom gives you the flexibility to connect in-house and third-party systems into one consolidated, integrated and extensible platform. Learnings from improved operations mean that your defenses are proactive and not reactive as you investigate, degrade, contain, recover and prevent security incidents.


Oliver Friedrichs

Founder and CEO

With a remarkable record in building three successful enterprise security companies over the past two decades, Friedrichs serves as the CEO of Phantom. Prior to Phantom, Friedrichs founded Immunet, acquired by Sourcefire in 2010 and a key component to Cisco's $2.7b acquisition of Sourcefire in 2013; now thriving as Cisco's Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) business.

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Sourabh Satish

Co-founder and CTO

Sourabh has had an accomplished 20+ year career in cyber security. He brings incredible intellectual and engineering horsepower to the Phantom team. With 162 issued and 51 pending patents, he is building and leading the way to the next generation of innovative security technologies for Phantom.

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Erich Baumgartner

VP of Field Operations

Erich has a history in bringing new technologies to market in companies ranging in size from early stage startups to multinational, publicly traded organizations. Before Phantom, he spent more than 20 years leading teams in product sales, partner management, and business development at security companies including Sourcefire, Q1 Labs, Ingrian, OKENA, Axent, and Raptor systems, as well as enterprise technology vendors Cisco and IBM.

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CP Morey

VP of Products & Marketing

CP has a track record building teams and launching new products in fast growth markets. In his last role, CP was Senior Director of Product Marketing for Cisco’s industry leading security portfolio – a role he assumed after the $2.7 billion acquisition of Sourcefire. While at Cisco, he successfully restructured the team and doubled its size to support the fastest growing business in the company.

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Dan Ramaswami

Director of Security Engineering

Dan has extensive experience working with Fortune 1000 and Public Sector clients. Dan joins us from Cisco, where he led the US Commercial Security Engineering team and drove revenue growth that repeatedly exceeded company targets.

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Paul Davis

VP of Delivery

Paul is a seasoned IT Security Executive with a global reputation for building organizations and delivering services. He has more than 20 years of experience working with security operations teams and solving security challenges at top companies including EDS, General Motors, GE, Cisco, Dow Chemical, The Washington Post, The United Nations, MCI, Prudential, and Mitsui.

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Investors and Advisors

TechOperators Venture Capital

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the firm is led by an expert team of partners with decades of hard-fought operating success and experience founding, building and running world-class venture backed software companies. www.techoperators.com.

The Blackstone Group

The Blackstone Group is an American multinational private equity, investment banking, alternative asset management and financial services corporation based in New York City with over $333 billion under management.

Rein Capital

Rein Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed stage companies in information technology. Rein Capital was founded in 1976 and is based in New Jersey.

Zach Nelson

CEO of Netsuite (NYSE: N); Marketing, Sales and Strategy leadership roles at McAfee, Sun Microsystems and Oracle.

John W. Thompson

CEO of privately held Virtual Instruments and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation. Former CEO, Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC). Former General Manager, IBM Americas.

Thomas E. Noonan

General Partner at TechOperators Venture Capital. Former Chairman and CEO of Internet Security Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSX), acquired by IBM in 2007.

Foundation Capital

Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley. The firm was founded in 1995, and manages more than $2.4 billion in investment capital.

John C. Becker

Former CEO at Sourcefire (NASDAQ: FIRE), acquired by Cisco in 2013. Former CEO CyberTrust, acquired by Verizon in 2007. Former CEO Axent (NASDAQ: AXNT), acquired by Symantec in 2000.

Todd Headley

Former CFO at Sourcefire (NASDAQ: FIRE), took the company public in 2007 and sold to Cisco in 2013; Director at security companies Qualys (NASDAQ: QLYS), LogRhythm and ZeroFOX.

Lt. Gen. Steven Polk

Former Chairman of the Board, Sourcefire (NASDAQ: FIRE); Former Inspector General USAF.

Robert Rodriguez

Chairman and Founder, Security Innovation Network (SINET); Former US Secret Service leadership roles at US Secret Service within Executive Protection, Protective Intelligence and Criminal Investigations.

Dr. Ehab Al-Shaer

Al-Shaer is a Professor in Computer Science, Director of the CyberDNA Center, and Director of NSF Center on Security Analytics and Automation at UNC Charlotte. He is a noted Subject Matter Expert in the area of "Cybersecurity Automation" by CSIAC of DoD in 2011.

Marc Solomon

CMO at ThreatQuotient; Former VP of Security Marketing at Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); CMO at Sourcefire.

Mark Shavlik

Founder and CEO, Shavlik Technologies acquired by VMWare in 2011; one of the original developers of Windows NT in the late 1980s and early 1990s at Microsoft.

Art Coviello

Former Executive Chairman (retired), RSA. Over his two-decade career at RSA, Art saw revenue increase from $25 million (1995) to more than $1 Billion (2014). He is also a board member of companies like Bugcrowd, Cylance, and AtHoc.

In the news

Palo Alto, CA - January 10, 2017: Investment Fuels Continued Growth for the First Community-Powered Security Automation & Orchestration Platform

Palo Alto, CA - October 11, 2016: Phantom, the first company to provide an open, extensible, and community-powered security automation and orchestration platform, has extended its lead since entering the market and being named RSA Conference 2016’s Most Innovative Startup earlier this year. Product innovation, plus growth with partners and playbooks shows the strength of a community-powered approach.

McLean, VA - October 3, 2016: Picture this: cyber teams defending today’s businesses identify and manage as many as 17,000 malware alerts every week, according to the Ponemon Institute. And with the remediation of each incident requiring hours of analysts’ time – on teams already strapped for talent and resources – organizations are falling behind adversaries lurking online.

Sunnyvale, CA - September 26, 2016: SafeBreach, a leading innovator of continuous security validation, today announced that it has integrated its virtual hacker platform with Phantom, a security automation and orchestration platform.

San Francisco, CA - September 19, 2016: “I am proud and excited to recognize Phantom as one of this year’s SINET 16 Innovators,” said Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of SINET. “Of our four programs each year, Silicon Valley, New York City, Washington DC and London, the Showcase is my favorite as it has a clear deliverable in our mission to advance innovation in the Cybersecurity domain.”

San Francisco, CA - July 12, 2016: (PRNewswire) In anticipation of Black Hat USA 2016, Dark Reading today announces finalists for the Best of Black Hat Awards, a new program honoring the teams and individuals driving the information security industry forward. Dark Reading will name the winners of three Innovator Awards that give special recognition to new and emerging companies, as well as industry thought leaders.

Palo Alto, CA - April 26, 2016: Phantom, the first company to provide an open community for security automation and orchestration, today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent, non-profit strategic investor that identifies, adapts and delivers innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Palo Alto, CA - March 15, 2016: Findings from Research Conducted with Enterprise Strategy Group Show Majority of Security Operations Teams are Struggling to Keep Pace with Incident Response Demands and Priorities.

San Francisco, CA - March 1, 2016: Startup’s Security Automation and Orchestration Platform Helps Companies’ Security Operations Become Smarter, Faster and Stronger in the Face of Security Challenges.

San Francisco, CA - March 1, 2016: We’re very pleased to join Splunk’s Adaptive Response Initiative and believe in the importance of a collaborative, integrated ecosystem to drive detection and response.

Palo Alto, CA. – February 23, 2016: Phantom, the first company to provide an open community for security automation and orchestration, today announced the general availability of the Phantom platform to integrate existing security technologies and provide a layer of “connective tissue” between otherwise disparate systems.

Bedford, MA - January 28, 2016: RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announces the 10 finalists for its annual Innovation Sandbox Contest. The competition is dedicated to encouraging out-of-the-box ideas and the exploration of new technologies that have the potential to transform the information security industry.

Palo Alto, CA - January 20, 2016: Phantom, the first company to provide an open community for Security Automation & Orchestration, announced a contest with $10,000 in cash prizes & more for developers and security analysts.

If the latest anti-hacker technologies are new shiny objects, “maybe they’re not quite as shiny as we want them to be,” says Jay Leek, the chief information security office for Blackstone Group, the private-equity firm in New York. Such thinking led Mr. Leek to his firm’s latest investment in a cybersecurity startup, which he describes as, “not some new shiny object.” Instead, Phantom Cyber Corp. offers software to help other security tools work better together and automatically respond to breaches.

Palo Alto, CA - September 28, 2015: Phantom Cyber, a provider of security automation and orchestration, has raised $6.5M in Series A funding from Atlanta-based TechOperators and Blackstone (NYSE: BX), one of the world’s leading global asset managers...

Palo Alto, CA - April 14, 2015: Phantom Cyber, a security software company pioneering a new approach to defeating cyber threats by accelerating and amplifying cyber security operations, today announced the company has secured $2.7 million in seed funding...

Phantom Cyber, a cybersecurity startup with an ambitious idea, announced a $2.7M seed round with backing from some of the biggest names in computer security...

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