About SaltDNA

SaltDNA is the first company to provide a solution for encrypted communications between mobile devices with full, centralized control for the enterprise.

Our Story

SaltDNA was formed in 2013 by a group of tech entrepreneurs with a shared history in enterprise security, telecoms, network optimization and mobile application development. While the market is packed with consumer based encryption communication technologies, the founders of SaltDNA recognised that none of these solutions fit well within an enterprise's operating framework.

Management Team

  • Joe Boyle CEO

    Joe's career has been focused on enterprise communications, security and network optimization. He has experienced considerable success bringing innovative new technologies to market, and helping customers adopt those technologies. Before SaltDNA, Joe was the director of product management for Silver Peak Systems and Blue Coat Systems, both in the network optimization space; and before that was employee number 4 at Replify, the first company to virtualize WAN optimization. He worked on secure communications technology at F5 Networks, Aepona (acquired by Intel) and Apion (acquired by Phone.com). Joe holds an MSc in Computational Science from Queen's University Belfast.

  • Patrick Keehan CTO

    Patrick began his career as a software engineer at Aepona in 1997 and has spent the last nearly 19 years developing and architecting world-class software solutions. He earned his stripes developing high-end mobile telecommunication systems (Aepona) and networking solutions(Spirent) before joining the founding team at Replify, the first fully virtualized WAN optimization company. What followed were years managing software teams and architecting highly scalable and secure software systems, most recently at Blue Coat Systems. Patrick holds an MSc in Computational Science from Queen's University Belfast.

  • Kevin Donaghy Founder/Director

    Kevin has led teams and companies from the earliest stages of development through commercialization and hyper-growth phases. He started his career with WPDS in San Diego as a software engineer focused on Equipment Configuration Management systems for air forces across the globe. He quickly progressed to run multiple teams for Spirent Communications both in Ireland and the US. Kevin then founded Swan Labs which specialized in WAN optimization and was acquired by F5 Networks in 2005. In 2007, he founded Replify which focused on mobility optimization and virtualization. Through his own consultancy, Kevin has worked for web security firm Blue Coat Systems on mobile optimization strategy and on multiple projects from mobility, security and virtualization to online GRCl platforms. Kevin holds a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from Queen's University Belfast.

Advisors

  • Jen Andre Senior Security Advisor

    Jen has spent over 15 years as a technical innovator in the cybersecurity space. She co-founded Threat Stack, one of the first cloud security monitoring companies, and serves on its board of directors. Previously, she worked as a researcher, developer, and security analyst at prominent security companies Mandiant and Symantec. A recognized speaker in the security engineering world, she has given talks at industry conferences such as Velocity and Monitorama. She likes to blog about her thoughts around the intersection of software development, open source, and the state of security in the modern world.

  • George Neville-Neil Senior Security Advisor

    George V. Neville-Neil, works on networking and operating system code focusing on the areas of high performance, low latency and security. He spent 5 years with Yahoo Inc. as a member of the Paranoids team where he developed systems and teaching materials related to all aspects of security. He also teaches courses on various subjects related to programming. His areas of interest are code spelunking, operating systems, networking, security and time protocols. He is the co-author with Marshall Kirk McKusick and Robert N. M. Watson of The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System. For over ten years he has been the columnist better known as Kode Vicious. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a member of ACM, the Usenix Association, and IEEE. He is an avid bicyclist and traveler who currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Funding from world-class venture capital firms

SaltDNA is funded by world-class investors Accomplice (formerly Atlas Venture) and Stonehammer Capital.

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