Posts by John Viega

Capsule8 Announcement
Capsule8 1.0 is Here!
April 11, 2018
Following a successful beta with some of the biggest companies from Wall Street and Silicon Valley, today we are making Capsule8 1.0 generally available to the enterprise and delivering on our promise of real-time, zero-day attack detection at scale. Back when we announced that Capsule8 was entering beta, we outlined a few of the issues […]
Capsule8 Scores $6 Million More in Funding
Capsule8 Scores $6 Million More in Funding
September 19, 2017
With near limitless computing power at our fingertips, we’re undergoing enormous changes in the enterprise that are making it possible to bring new ideas to market fast and respond to customer demand at a pace never before possible. This new cloud-native world, defined by containers, devops, continuous delivery methods and microservices, has the potential to […]
And We’re Off…Capsule8 Protect Enters Beta
July 26, 2017
Today marks a milestone in our short and exciting life at Capsule8. We are launching our flagship platform, Capsule8 Protect, into beta with some of the most exciting companies on the planet. You can read the official announcement here but I thought the time was right to share our backstory. How we got here and […]
The 7 Things We Value
July 25, 2017
There are so many reasons why launching a startup is energizing – the opportunity solve big, important problems in cybersecurity, to bring together people who share your entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm – to name just a few. But perhaps the most exciting part is creating the kind of company YOU (and hopefully a lot of […]
Threat Protection Appliances Are Not Valuable
Threat Protection Appliances Are as Valuable to Security as Your Toaster
July 10, 2017
Nothing in the IT security community is as widely deployed and universally reviled as Anti-Virus. But, threat detection appliances, including intrusion prevention appliances, application firewalls and advanced threat protection appliances should be almost as reviled. These appliances are nearly as useless as they are toxic. They do a horrible job finding problems and ultimately create […]
Capsule8 Update
March 17, 2017
While we are primarily heads down on development, there has been lots of activity at Capsule8 HQ. Public Launch In February, we announced a $2.5M seed round, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. We had brief funding mentions in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Business Journal. We got more substantial coverage from […]
AI Won’t Replace Developers
February 27, 2017
Last week, a Slashdot article suggested that eventually AI might replace a developer jobs (discussing Microsoft’s DeepCoder). I doubt it. AI techniques will eventually be able to automate some kinds of programming tasks that allow developers to abstract away and do more with their time. But I can’t imagine an AI replacing human developers. Let’s […]
Introducing Capsule8
February 13, 2017
Hi! I’m John Viega, CEO and co-founder of Capsule8. Thanks for taking an interest in what we are doing. We’re out to solve one of the biggest problems in the cyber-security today: protecting the Linux infrastructure. And we think we are on to something big. My co-founders and I are career-long hackers and serial entrepreneurs […]