New Member Highlight – Movability: National Recognition For Employers That Help Employees Connect with Commute Options

Austin tech companies are known for entrepreneurial innovation. That might be why more and more tech companies in Central Texas are offering their employees robust commute benefits that help both employers and employees take back their time from traffic. 

And for employers that help employees connect with commute options – from flex hours and teleworking to transit subsidies and bike facilities – there’s a national recognition that establishes workplaces as healthy work environments and community stewards.

Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) is an innovative membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commute benefits. Employers and developments that meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits can get on the list of Best Workplaces for Commuters. 

Whether your company is concerned with recruitment and retention, company finances, or improving the quality of life in Central Texas, there are myriad reasons to adopt commute benefits – and to tout them. 

Transportation Demand Management (TDM), which means using travel modes beyond driving alone during rush hour, is linked to greater productivity and job satisfaction, better health outcomes, and cost savings for businesses. In short, it’s an effective and affordable way to make our transportation system more efficient without waiting for new or expanded infrastructure. By joining BWC, you’re letting Central Texas and the nation know that your company is actively working to make a better workplace for your employees and better region for everyone. 

If you’re an Austin tech company interested in promoting your workplace’s great commute benefits, Movability can help you apply for the 2020 BWC list! Recognized companies get a spot on a national list, and will also be honored by Mayor Adler at our Feb. 5 Mayor’s Mobility Breakfast and Award Ceremony.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2019. Learn more here about becoming a BWC company. Watch a recording here of a webinar outlining how how Movability can help you, and hear from two local companies who were recognized this year. Get more information on the Mayor’s Mobility Breakfast and Award Ceremony here.

ThreatWarrior Joins Carbon Black Integration Network (CBIN) to Deliver End-to-End Threat Protection

ThreatWarrior, a leader in next-generation network security, and Carbon Black, a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection, today announced a collaboration as part of the Carbon Black Integration Network (CBIN) to help customers improve network visibility, enhance cyber threat resolution, and extend device-level monitoring.

By correlating Carbon Black’s endpoint analytics with full-network visibility and 3D visualization, ThreatWarrior will help customers better understand their networks to identify and stop cyberattacks.

“Organizations often lack the ability to visualize and quickly analyze massive amounts of data,” said Pete Slade, founder and CEO of ThreatWarrior. “ThreatWarrior delivers real-time situational awareness, and makes it easy to see and understand your network. By working with Carbon Black, ThreatWarrior will be able to further provide comprehensive network protection combined with deep insights into endpoint activity.”

ThreatWarrior and Carbon Black take different but complementary approaches to cybersecurity. ThreatWarrior uses advanced machine learning to observe all devices on a network without needing to install software agents. ThreatWarrior is able to display IoT devices, printers, network infrastructure, rogue devices, and more, in a 3D visualization of the entire threat surface rendered onto a single pane of glass. Additionally, ThreatWarrior can digitally quarantine a device on the network when potential compromise is suspected.

Carbon Black’s cloud-native endpoint protection platform (EPP) continuously monitors a user’s machine to detect malicious files, enforce compliance regulations, detect registry/configuration changes, and block processes to prevent attacks from harming an organization.

Through this collaboration, joint customers will benefit from comprehensive threat visibility, pervasive threat monitoring, and advanced forensics and analytics. The partnership between ThreatWarrior and Carbon Black allows organizations to:

– Gain a holistic view of threat activity and quarantine network devices through ThreatWarrior
– Identify and stop more cyber threats by correlating detailed endpoint analytics with network-wide context to detect early threat indicators
– Visualize network communication and threat events in real time
– Streamline alerts and response measures by integrating Carbon Black notifications into ThreatWarrior’s centralized alert system

“The work ThreatWarrior has done to provide customers with a comprehensive view of threat activity on the network has been great for the industry,” said Tom Barsi, Carbon Black’s SVP of Business Development. “Now, by joining the Carbon Black Integration Network, the ThreatWarrior team will be able to further understand what’s occurring on the endpoint to keep customers safe from advanced cyberattacks.”

About ThreatWarrior

ThreatWarrior is a leader in next-generation network protection dedicated to lowering global cybercrime. The ThreatWarrior platform decreases the complexity of cybersecurity, giving the power back to the defenders and making it possible for all organizations to protect themselves. It combines adaptive AI, network traffic and behavior analytics, incident forensics and response in a single solution to protect businesses from constantly-evolving cyberattacks. With ThreatWarrior, businesses can eliminate cyber threats before they’ve caused damage. To learn more, visit, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter as we deliver cybersecurity to the masses.

Hot Tech Startups in Austin to Watch in 2019

A nickname that Austin has gotten over the years is Silicon Hills. This is due to the incredible amount of tech companies within the Austin metropolitan area. If Google, IBM, Apple Inc., Amazon and eBay weren’t enough to sell you on the idea, the Austin suburb, Round Rock, is home to Dell’s worldwide headquarters.

The Tech Tribune compiled a list of this year’s top ten hottest tech startups in Austin, and we thought we’d share the first three with you so that you can get a feel for what up-and-coming tech companies there are in Austin if you are considering making the move.

1. BigCommerce Founded: 2009
“BigCommerce is the world’s leading cloud eCommerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time and complexity than on-premise software. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C eCommerce for more than 50,000 SMBs, 2,000+ mid-market businesses, more than 25 Fortune 1000 companies, and industry-leading brands including Assurant, Ben & Jerry’s, Gibson, Paul Mitchell, Martha Stewart, and Toyota.”

2. WP Engine Founded: 2010
“WP Engine is a new breed of technology company at the intersection of tech innovation and service. We provide the leading digital experiences platform on WordPress that drives your business forward faster. 5% of the web visits a site on WP Engine’s platform every day. We support over 60,000 customers in over 140 countries, and over 500,000 web experiences globally. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Antonio, Texas; Limerick, Ireland, London, England and San Francisco, California.”

3. Spreadfast Founded: 2008
“SpredfastTM is the world’s most powerful, open social software platform that connects every business in the world to the people they care about most. Based in Austin, Texas, and with offices all over the globe, we tirelessly pursue innovation that helps our customers get smarter about social. Over 650 customers, including all five major broadcast networks and great brands like Target, Bank of America, Pepsi and the NBA use Spredfast to manage over one billion

social connections across 84 countries, in multiple languages. Our smart social technology processes 650 million pieces of social content per day, giving brands the visibility, context, and tools they need to make every consumer touchpoint better.”
If you are planning on making the move to Austin or the Austin area, please feel free to browse our job listings and contact any of our wonderful recruiters who would be more than eager to assist you!

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