Founder and CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Our team has many years of experience in Security Onion, IDS, NSM, log management, and incident response. We bring those years of experience to the table whether teaching classes or engaging in professional services.
In 2008, Doug Burks started working on Security Onion, a Linux distribution for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management.
A few months later, the first version of Security Onion was released in 2009.
Over the years, folks began deploying Security Onion on production networks with more and more traffic. In 2012, Security Onion was rebuilt from the ground up, focusing on performance and scalability.
As the worldwide Security Onion community grew, Doug Burks began receiving more and more requests for training and professional services. In 2014, Doug started Security Onion Solutions LLC to help Security Onion users peel back the layers of their networks.
Security Onion ISO image downloads hit 200,000 in 2015.
Security Onion Solutions LLC expanded in 2016, hiring Phil Plantamura as Chief Operating Officer.
In 2017, Security Onion Solutions hired Wes Lambert as Senior Engineer. ISO image downloads broke 500,000.
Security Onion Solutions LLC expanded again in 2018, hiring Mike Reeves as Product Manager and Dustin Lee as Principal Engineer. We also released our Elastic Stack integration and Security Onion 16.04. We're currently over 675,000 ISO image downloads!