Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rohati Secures $12 Million for its Layer 7 Network-Based Entitlement Control

Rohati Systems, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, has secured $12 million in a second round of funding for its high-performance network-based entitlement control (NBEC) solution. Rohati aims to simplify the way that enterprises define and enforce network policies in a highly scalable way.

The Rohati Transaction Networking System (TNS) addresses this problem by using -standard XACML (Extensible Access Control Markup Language) to define and enforce per-transaction policies across all types of users and applications. , Rohati has developed a high-performance platform enables enterprises to inspect and correlate individual transactions to network policies. The platform is powered by 16-core processors capable of providing Layer 7 intelligence on thousands of simultaneous connections/flows at wire-speed. Two models are initially offered. Products are expected to debut in July.

Foundation Capital and Matrix Partners, who also participated in the company's Series A round, are significantly increasing their commitment to Rohati. The funding brings Rohati's total amount raised to $22.6 million

  • Rohati Systems was founded by a number of former engineers from Cisco Systems, including Prashant Gandhi, Abhijit Patra, Kirti Prabhu, Anant Thakar, and Nagaraj Bagepalli. The company is headed by Shane Buckley, President and CEO, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Nevis Networks, Inc. a leader in network access control. Previously, he was Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Juniper Networks. Rohati is backed by Matrix Partners and Foundation Capital.

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