BlackRidge Technology was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military grade and patented identity-based network security technology that had been protecting servers and equipment deployed on the battlefield. The patented technology is designed to cloak and protect networks, servers, and network spans.
Marist College leverages the high-performance computing power and connectivity in its Cloud Computing and Analytics Center (CCAC) to assist BlackRidge in prototypes, protocols, and to be cybersecurity ready. As BlackRidge developed the technology it became difficult to acquire the multiple platforms, including enterprise-level servers, to use as test beds and even more difficult to generate real-world traffic in a commercialized security environment, such as active directory.
Marist College provides businesses of all sizes multiple platforms for research, development, proof-of-concept, and real-world production environments. BlackRidge partnered with Marist to utilize the multi-platform test beds and to attempt to implement its security solution within the Marist private cloud that currently hosts 25 organizations.
The computational and network resources made available to BlackRidge Technology are unique to the CCAC at Marist. BlackRidge Technology was able to save over $260,000 over the last year by utilizing the CCAC Lab and College infrastructure, create seven new jobs in New York, provide rich technology experience to four students through internships, raise over $3.3 million in capital, and increase revenue by $210,000.