About Us

MantisNet was founded by industry veterans, engineers, and technologists with deep experience in systems architecture, security, signals intelligence, and high-speed monitoring systems. 
MantisNet has developed highly scalable wire-speed, monitoring, and protocol analysis solutions for monitoring and managing network traffic in real-time. MantisNet solutions make network intelligence actionable for a broad range of devops, test, streaming analytics, and cyber security applications. 

MantisNet Team



Peter Dougherty



30 years of experience in cyber security, networking, compute, and storage: Vice President Coalfire Systems, Founder-CEO of OnPath Technologies, Vice President at McData/Brocade. Senior Engineering and product  management roles at Western Digital and Unisys.


Kevin Fecher

President &Co-Founder

25+ years of experience selling networking and communications into the commercial and public sector: CEO & Co-Founder Mimetrix, Vice President Federal Sales OnPath Technologies, CEO Open Air Technologies. 


Elliott Starin

CTO & Co-Founder     

25+ years of experience researching and developing advanced networking, signal processing and communications systems: CTO & Co-Founder Mimetrix, CTO & Founder TekTonos, Inc. Senior SIGINT and Systems Engineer for commercial and intelligence agency applications. 


Michael Reed

Vice President of Engineering

20+ years of academic and commercial experience in system design, networking and security: Scientist at the Verite Group, Inc., Technical Director at SPARTA / Parsons, Senior Software Engineer Extreme Networks. Principal investigator on The Onion Routing project. 

MantisNet Company Timeline

  • April 2012 - Company Founded
  • March 2013 - Develops First Product: 10G Ethernet Replicator
  • July 2013 - Files Patent for Monolithic TAP Assembly
  • October 2013 - First SDN-Based Packet Broker, Reconfigurable Frame Processor (RFP)
  • April 2014 - Introduces 100G Multi-Cast TAP Regenerator
  • June 2014 - Awarded Support Contract for National Cyber Range
  • March 2015 - Introduces High-Density Slim Line TAPS Series
  • December 2015 - Record Profitable Business Year
  • April 2016 - Releases Programmable Packet Engine (PPE)
  • August 2016 - Changes Name to MantisNet
  • September 2016 - Michael Reed Joins MantisNet as VP of Engineering
  • January 2017 - Peter Dougherty Joins MantisNet as CEO
  • May 2017 - Releases Next-Generation Reconfigurable Frame Processor (RFP-NG)
  • April 2018 - Releases Virtual PPE (vPPE)

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