Centripetal Networks


Centripetal Networks was founded with one vision, to protect networks from advanced threats by simplifying intelligence-driven security. Centripetal has invented core-networking technologies that meets the scale of the cyber threat intelligence challenge. Centripetal maintains the largest threat intelligence partner ecosystem, providing community based solutions to defeat sophisticated cyber attacks.

QuickThreat®, Centripetal’s Threat Intelligence Gateway, simplifies cyber intelligence collection, management, and action and makes it easy to identify and stop unwanted network traffic. Centripetal’s customers leveraging the QuickThreat platform both large and small, are among financial services, retail, healthcare, technology, and internet service providers.


Centripetal Teams


  • Hardware Engineering

    Product Development

    Our Hardware Engineering team is responsible for developing the entire hardware platform, the QuickThreat® Gateway, which is completely designed and manufactured in the United States. With backgrounds in the defense and communications industries, our hardware engineering team ensure our products are built to the highest standards for reliability and performance, all while maintaining efficient power consumption.


  • Advanced Packet Filter

    Embedded Algorithms

    Our embedded firmware Advanced Packet Filter (APF) team designs the latest alorithms to identify malicious threats. APF team's patented algorithms deliver performance consistently thousands of times faster than Next-Generation Firewalls. When developing and testing the latest technologies, APF's Quality Assurance tests for full line rate of traffic, expecting no loss in performance at aggregate throughput of 20Gb/s. APF has developed unrivaled speed and scale in network security.


  • Network Protection System

    Software Engineering

    Our applications software Network Protection System (NPS) team builds the QuickThreat® platform, including QuickThreat® Manager and QuickThreat® Intelligence using the latest software technologies. The NPS team continues to develop the latest capabilies and advanced tools delivering our customers with a focused platform for visualizing advanced threats in real-time.



  • Centripetal Force

    Security Services

    Centripetal Networks provides organizations with professional services for advanced threat defense through the Centripetal Force (CF) Team. CF leverages experience, certications, and threat intelligence during client Network Threat Assessment (NTA) and Network Threat Managment (NTM) service engagements. While ensuring that QuickThreat® platforms in customer environments are running the proper policies and visibility, CF is delivering actionable reports that are focused and relevant to the organization, connecting the adversary to the response.



Designed and Manufactured in the USA


QuickThreat® Gateway is a U.S. designed and manufactured purpose built hardware platform with industry leading proprietary algorithms enabling targeted detection and enforcement of network traffic. This combination of proprietary software and hardware enables detection and enforcement of 5 million threat indicators with latency of less than 10 μs at 20Gb/s aggregate throughput.


Centripetal Networks has been awarded over 20 patents enabling unique technological advantages for our customers cyber security defenses.





  • Steven Rogers

    Founder & CEO

    Steven Rogers has more than 30 years of technology leadership experience. During his career he founded and served as CEO of five network product companies. Steven began his career in the USAF in the Air Force Security Group, where he worked on encryption and new secure communications systems for the AWACS, the National Military Command Center, various space-based systems for the NRO, and Air Force One. Steven holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and has over 10 US Patents.


  • Sean Moore

    Chief Technology Officer

    Sean leads product development, NETSEC application development and cyber security research. He has served as Principal Investigator for cyber security R&D programs sponsored by the US Dept. of Homeland Security and the Intelligence Community. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine. Dr. Moore received a BSEE from Tulane University, an MS in Mathematics from the University of New Orleans (SIAM Applied Mathematics Award co-recipient), and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.


  • Paul Barkworth

    Chief Financial Officer

    Paul oversees key financial and administrative functions, including corporate finance and accounting and human resources. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer with Merchants Automotive Group, Inc. a major national vehicle leasing company. Born in London, United Kingdom, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is currently a trustee and past treasurer of Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  • Chris Gibbs

    VP Sales

    Chris's primary responsibilities are focused on managing a growing sales team and ensuring that the RuleGate platform enables cyber threat intelligence from the best partners in the industry. Chris has previously worked for Cisco, Sourcefire, InPhase Technologies, and StorageTek and brings sales and business development experience. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa.


  • Pierre Mallett

    VP Software Engineering

    Pierre leads application development and integration for cyber security products. Prior to joining Centripetal Networks, Pierre was the VP of Engineering at Webs, a consumer internet startup providing professional online marketing products for small businesses, including web, social and mobile applications. Vistaprint successfully acquired Webs in 2012 to replace their digital products. Pierre has a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MS in Software Engineering from George Mason University.


  • Neel Price

    VP Customer Service

    Neel Price brings more than 25 years of successful sales and marketing leadership experience to the management team. His career includes national and international sales of high performance computing, software and communications products for Fortune 500 companies including: Digital Equipment as a unit manager and Datapoint where he led a 22 person team. Neel has a BS in Physics and Math from Eastern Nazarene College and completed advanced studies for a PhD program in space physics at Boston College.


  • Brett Claydon

    VP Product Development

    Brett leads the Hardware Development team, as well as Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing. Prior to Centripetal Networks, Brett was VP of Product Development at Rivulet Communications where he was responsible for the Software and Hardware Engineering groups as well as Manufacturing in the Portsmouth facility. While at Alcatel Lucent, Brett successfully lead the Softswitch Development Team in the NEBS grade open programmable, standards-based switch, which enabled rapid deployment of new applications and features.


  • Jonathan Rogers

    VP Operations

    Jonathan brings more than 10 years of experience in the defense and intelligence community. Prior to his civil service Jonathan served as a military officer at the National Security Agency. Jonathan was awarded the Naval Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Jonathan has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.