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MantisNet was founded by industry veterans, engineers, and technologists with deep experience in systems architecture, security, signals intelligence, and high-speed monitoring systems. 

MantisNet develops Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) network intelligence solutions that provide businesses and governments real-time network monitoring solutions, for 100G speeds and beyond. MantisNet’s solutions better enable network teams to monitor, manage and engineer the increase in network traffic flows they’re experiencing compared to traditional packet brokers, firewalls and event management solutions.

We offer end-to-end visibility through wire-speed network monitoring and protocol analysis (from the L2 to L7 layers) and provide the capability for real-time engineering and remediation to act on network threats such as operational issues, threats, fraud, and malicious activities, either manually or autonomously. 

Our solutions are deployed at leading telecom, service providers, NEM labs and government sites. We work to make network intelligence actionable for a broad range of DevOps, network and application performance testing, 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)
  • October 2018 - Announces v2 of the Next-Generation of the Reconfigurable Frame Processor (RFP-NG)
  • February 2019 - Lumacron Appoints MantisNet as U.S. Sales Partner
  • April 2019 - MantisNet Joins SAS Alliance Program
  • October 2019 - MantisNet and STORDIS announce technology partnership

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