A Novel Approach to Information Security and Operations

Providing security and availability against inside and outside attacks, either in the cloud or on premises, Curtail Security™ saves enterprises money and increases productivity using novel redundancy-based traffic analysis to identify and isolate zero-day exploits, while continually serving legitimate traffic to other servers.

Combines Security and Availability

Organizations need to be able to find and stop hackers, whether from internal or external sources, without impacting operations. Using Curtail technology, attacks (including zero-days) are isolated to a contained resource while remaining traffic automatically is directed to a different server. In addition, Curtail can help verify the success of software upgrades before a full changeover has occurred.

Curtail products are easily deployed at scale on premises and in the cloud in VM, container, and mixed environments, making the creation or migration of application stacks more secure.

Detects and Isolates Zero-day Attacks

Zero-day vulnerabilities often spring from new software or upgrades implemented to fix another vulnerability, creating unknown server-side risks. Through patented redundancy analysis detection, Curtail identifies both inside and outside attacks with fewer false positives. Curtail’s ReCover provides a protective layer between attackers and application servers to detect and respond instantly to deviant application server behavior.

Identifies Insider Attacks (APT)

Attackers may be present in the network and often go undetected for lengthy periods of time. Curtail’s patented solution UnCover™ is purpose-built to reveal signs of compromised machines and detect network traffic that hackers have used to gain access. Through statistical analysis of past traffic profiles and comparison across servers, the software is able to detect mismatches in network behavior on specific ports, protocols or uncharacteristic communications and identify advanced persistent threats (APT), while protecting and diverting legitimate traffic to other redundant servers.

Designed by security experts for security experts

Curtail Security provides uninterrupted security and enhanced operations.


Frank Huerta

Founder, President and CEO. Mr. Huerta is a seasoned CEO and founder of four other companies including the security company Recourse Technologies that was sold to Symantec in 2002. Previously he was the CEO and co-founder of TransLattice, Inc. (a distributed relational database company) and Cartilix (a medical device company). Before he started his first company, Mr. Huerta worked and went public at Exodus Communications as Director of Business Development, after starting Exodus’s security managed services business. He has also held product management jobs at Verifone, Seagate Software, and Hughes Aircraft, Santa Barbara Research Center. Currently, he sits on the Board of Trustees at Cate School, the Board of Directors of the Adams Gallery, and the board of the Santa Barbara School of Squash. He previously served on the board of the Arthritis Foundation, Northern California Chapter, Advocacy Chair (2004-2014) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board (2004-2008). Mr. Huerta has an MBA from Stanford, Graduate School of Business, and a degree in physics from Harvard University.

Robert Ross

Founder and CTO. Mr. Ross is responsible for technical direction and strategy to bring innovative security solutions to market. Prior to Curtail Security, he was named CTO of TransLattice, Inc. a distributed relational database company. Before joining TransLattice, Mr. Ross was a research scientist at McAfee and a developer at eEye Digital Security, where he discovered security vulnerabilities, developed exploit tools and patches and contributed to the development of endpoint security products. He worked as a senior software engineer at Symantec, where he contributed to the first multi-gigabit protocol analyzer. He also developed deception based systems (commercializing the industry’s first honeypot solution) and (non-signature based) high-speed network intrusion detection systems at Recourse Technologies before it was acquired by Symantec. Mr. Ross is a holder of more than 15 patents in computer security, database, and distributed systems technologies.