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Bayshore Networks Inc.

The Bayshore IT/OT Gateway™ is a content-aware cybersecurity platform for industrial organizations. Bayshore is a Gartner Cool Vendor and SINET 16 in 2015.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Security
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 15
  • Website

Company Summary

Bayshore Networks® is the cybersecurity leader for the Industrial Internet of Things.

Our award-winning, patented Bayshore IT/OT Gateway™ deploys as a cloud-based platform, providing Fortune 1000 industrial enterprises with unprecedented visibility into their networks. It enables secure IoT and OT data and transactions in manufacturing operations, robotics automation, and M2M communications.

The Bayshore platform is distinguished by its extremely deep content inspection, granular filtering of network flows (including files within files and archives), policy building and enforcement, and its ability to detect, parse and segment industrial protocols. Leveraging these capabilities, Bayshore delivers ROI in areas such as production zone cybersecurity, operational continuity, data protection/data loss prevention and plant safety.

The Bayshore platform deploys from the cloud, as a virtual machine, or as a gateway hardware appliance. Bayshore has strategic partnerships with leading technology companies including Cisco Systems and BAE Systems.


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    Francis Cianfrocca
    Founder and Chief Scientist

    Francis guides Bayshore's strategic direction and evangelizes our technology vision and value to customers. He is the inventor of Bayshore's SingleKey Application Firewall and Bayshore SCADA Firewall. He is a noted expert in the fields of cybersecurity, computer-language design, compiler implementation, network communications & large-scale distributed application architectures. Francis is a Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

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    Andres Andreu, CISSP
    VP Engineering

    A proven leader in application architecture and security engineering, Dre is a prominent figure and author in the world of IT security. Dre was named Top 100 IT Leaders by Computerworld in 2009. Previously, he was a Partner and Chief Architect at Ogilvy Mather (WPP). Dre also spent many years as a technical and security leader at a U.S. Federal enforcement and intelligence agency. Personally, Dre is a certified Judo Coach at the national level.

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    Bob Lam, CFA
    VP Corporate Development & Finance

    Bob runs day-to-day operations and leads finance and corporate business development at Bayshore. A former Managing Director of JP Morgan/Bear Stearns, Bob has been a highly-influential voice in the Information Security industry for more than 17 years. He has made significant contributions to the industry and helped grow many recognized leaders including McAfee, Symantec, Internet Security Systems, SonicWALL and countless security start-ups.

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    VP Marketing

    Evan joined Bayshore Networks as VP Marketing in January 2014. His tech sector experience dates back to his years in journalism when he was news editor of LAN Computing magazine (1990-94) and editor-in-chief of Internetwork magazine (1994-97). He began his career in marketing in 1997 when he joined Micromuse, a start-up that experienced skyrocketing growth in the network management software space (Nasdaq: MUSE, acq. IBM).

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    Michael Dager

    Mike brings more than two decades of experience in senior-level management positions at leading technology companies. Prior to joining Bayshore, Mike was CEO of Arxan Technologies Inc. Arxan provides application protection and hardening in the Mobile Device Security space. In his nine years at Arxan, Mike raised $29M in venture financing and eventually sold the Company to TA Associates, a private equity firm, for a nine-figure sales price.


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    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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    WithumSmith+Brown, CPAs

Previous Investors

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    Partners at a large hedge fund (angel investors)