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Kolide in a nutshell

Our Story

Kolide was built to fix cybersecurity.

Organizations are not homogeneous units, they are a collection of people, devices, services, ideas, and outputs. While the complexity and diversity of these organizations' assets increase, today's cybersecurtiy companies continue to treat them like monolithic Microsoft Windows shops. They focus on niche risks and boutique adversaries that make up the minority of compromises in our industry instead of the use-cases and interactions that can actually cause major security breaches. They encourage security teams to excessively surveille employees and to lock down their devices without considering the consequences.

Due to this lack of foresight, the next generation of fast-growing companies are building their own solutions to their unique security and infrastructure monitoring challenges.

Our Mission

Kolide was founded to help organizations with today's complex security, compliance, and operational needs without them needing to sacrafice their productivity or resort to overt surveillance.

We've taken the best of what large web-scale enterprises are able to build for themselves and made it simple to deploy, easy to configure, and immediately useful.

Black Box Security. Unboxed

Unlike most endpoint security companies that fanatically protect the intellectual property of their agent, Kolide was created using Osquery, an open-source agent originally developed by Facebook’s security team and now supported by the Linux Foundation.

Kolide believes collecting useful data from a device, while important, is essentially a commodity. Kolide believes security companies should be paid based on the quality of insights derived from that data and the speed at which those insights are provided.

More About Osquery

Kolide is a state of the art host monitoring platform built on top of Facebook’s osquery agent. Osquery transforms your infrastructure into a rich database that you can query with standard SQL.

  • Osquery runs performantly on hundreds of thousands of real production systems serving the world's fastest growing organizations.
  • Osquery allows you to access over 4500 unique data points across macOS, Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Osquery is 100% open-source and as a result, it receives intense scrutiny, new features, and regular updates from the community.

In addition to Osquery, Kolide has contributed its own open-source technologies (Kolide Fleet and Launcher) to help organizations deploy and manage large osquery fleets.

Facts & Figures

About

Kolide is a security focused infrastructure analytics company. We specialize in collecting and analyzing data from your organization's devices to deliver actionable insights through a thoughtful user experience. We answer all of your infrastructure questions, especially the ones you didn't think to ask.

Location

Kolide is a Boston-born startup located in Somerville, Massachusetts in the heart of Davis Square.

Kolide Features

User-Focused Security

Establish best practices that your organization should follow. The Our Slack application directly reaches out to employees to assist them when their device is non-compliant with your organization's security policy or has serious problems.

Get Deeper Insights

Be notified when a machine is susceptible to recently published exploits and vulnerabilities. Gain insight into insecure behaviors that are indicative of compromise to detect unknown exploits.

Discover Popular Queries

Take advantage of our feed of curated osquery queries that identify insecurity throughout your fleet. Integrate these queries into your detection pipeline quickly and easily.

Accurate Device Ownership

Getting accurate, real-time data about who is using which devices can be difficult. Kolide automatically analyzes artifacts on desktops to accurately determine device ownership.

Latest Investor

Matrix Partners

Recent Funding

$8M (Series A)
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Our Founder

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Jason Meller Founder and CEO of Kolide pictured in our Office in Davis Square.

Jason Meller

Jason Meller, CEO & Founder

Jason is the CEO and Founder of Kolide, an early-stage, Boston-based cyber security startup. Jason has spent his 10-year career building technology that enables cyber security professionals to protect their interests from the threats they will face. Before founding Kolide, Jason served as Chief Security Strategist at publicly traded cyber security firm FireEye. There, he was responsible for conceptualizing, building, and deploying key products, including their managed services and threat Intelligence offerings.

Jason leaverages his unique mix of Software Engineering expertise, obession with User experience, and over decade of Cyber Security domain and business expierience to ship cutting-edge solutions with a fraction of the resources and time normally required.

Prior to FireEye, Jason Co-Founded and served as CEO of Threat Stack, a Techstars-backed cloud security startup. Before which, he served as a Product Manager at incident response firm Mandiant. Prior to Mandiant, he was a core member of Richard Bejlicth’s elite GE Computer Incident Response Team.

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Antigoni Sinanis

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