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Swimlane named top eight finalist in Venture Madness

Arizona conference ranks start-ups in bracket-style elimination competition

TEMPE, Ariz. - (March 16, 2015,PRNewswire) — Swimlane has been named a top eight finalist in Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Venture Madness. The full list can be viewed on the Phoenix Business Journal website.

The bracket-style competition began with sixty-four finalists, which were eventually whittled down to eight through pairings during the live demonstration portion of the competition, hosted at the Venture Madness Conference Finalists includes the overall winner, CampusLogic LLC.

Swimlane is a security operations automation platform that centralizes an organization’s security alerts, gathers related threat intelligence, automates resolution and improves the ROI on existing cybersecurity investments. Using software-defined security (SDSec) methods and security orchestration, Swimlane reduces manual effort by automatically responding to alerts, automating the implementation of security controls, and processing all mundane administrative security tasks, including reports.

Swimlane Co-founders Cody Cornell, CEO and Brian Kafenbaum, COO, information security consultants to some of the world’s largest companies and government organizations. They created Swimlane as an addition to their already successful cybersecurity consulting and services firm, Phoenix Data Security. The software platform was developed to fill a market gap for a solution that would significantly reduce the expense and time associated with the manual effort of managing the rapidly growing number of security activities that is required of a modern security operations center (SOC).

About Swimlane

Swimlane is at the forefront of the growing market of security automation, orchestration and response (SOAR) solutions and was founded to deliver scalable and flexible security solutions to organizations struggling with alert fatigue, vendor proliferation and chronic staffing shortages. Swimlane’s solution helps organizations address all security operations (SecOps) needs, including prioritizing alerts, orchestrating tools and automating the remediation of threats—improving performance across the entire organization. Swimlane is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with operations throughout North America and Europe. For more information, visit

About Venture Madness

Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, pits 64 of the most promising startups against one another in a bracket-style, head-to-head competition. For more information, visit