Detect the anomalies that matter – automatically and in real time.
Analyze the behavior of millions of logs and metrics of any type from any data source.
Get alerted at the earliest sign of a problem so you can fix it immediately; no threshold or rule setting required.
Metafor’s unique analytics are the result of 25 years of machine learning and neural network research.
Our unsupervised, non-parametric framework integrates a series of novel algorithms developed by our team of PhDs. This framework was designed from the ground up to detect “unknown unknowns” at big data scale, with unprecedented accuracy and speed.
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John Fowlkes, CEO
Prior to becoming Metafor’s CEO, John was Director of Business Operations at RSA (the security division of EMC). He came to RSA by way of their acquisition of Silver Tail Systems, where he served as Senior Director of Customer and Development Operations. John joined Silver Tail as employee 13. His diverse experience in operational efficiency, sales, engineering, and corporate strategy played a key role in Silver Tail’s early success and eventual acquisition. Prior to Silver Tail, John held senior management positions at Cisco WebEx, Everyone.net (acquired by Proofpoint), Fujitsu Computer Systems, and HAL Computer Systems. John holds a degree in Finance from San Jose State University.
Jenny Yang, Founder
Prior to founding Metafor, Jenny was a Senior Director at BDC Venture Capital where she was responsible for making early stage investments in the IT, telecom, and new media sectors. She led and managed BDC’s investment in Bycast (acquired by NetApp), OctigaBay (acquired by CRAY), Telos Technologies (acquired by UTStarcom), and PureEdge Solutions (acquired by IBM). She was Chair and Board Director for the Vancouver Enterprise Forum, and has held positions with the Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., Nortel Asia, and Telus Communications. Jenny has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from INSEAD.
Dr. Toufic Boubez, CTO, Founder
Toufic has been passionate about machine learning for over 20 years. Prior to Metafor, he was the founder and CTO of Layer 7 Technologies, a leader in API management and recently acquired by CA. Prior to Layer 7, Toufic was the founding CTO of Saffron Technologies, a big data analytics company specializing in associative memory technology. Toufic was also Chief Architect for Web Services at IBM, where he founded the first SOA team and drove IBM’s early XML and Web Services strategies. He was co-editor of the W3C WS-Policy specification, and co-author of the OASIS WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, and WS-Federation submissions. He has also participated on the OASIS WS-Security, SAML and UDDI Technical Committees. Toufic holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering – Neural Networks – from Rutgers University.
Alex Cruise, Director of Architecture
Alex has been architecting and developing software for over 20 years. Prior to Metafor, Alex architected some of the core technologies behind Subserveo (acquired by DST), Layer 7 Technologies (acquired by CA), and Infowave. While at Layer 7, Alex played a pivotal role in designing, documenting, and implementing the core architecture of the company’s flagship web services security appliance product, the SecureSpan Gateway. During Alex’s time at Infowave he secured $7M in funding from Technology Partnerships Canada and was responsible for evaluating M&A targets. Alex has also held senior development positions at Global Media, Eloquent Systems, and Go Direct Marketing.
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