TraceSecurity – Why Work For Us?

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About TraceSecurity

TraceSecurity is a leader in cloud-based cybersecurity solutions that help organizations of all sizes reduce the risk of cyber breaches and demonstrate compliance. TraceSecurity’s award-winning TraceCSO is a revolutionary solution that dramatically streamlines the management of IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) programs.  It accomplishes this by tightly integrating and automating all eight critical IT GRC components: Risk Management, Compliance Management, Audit Management, Vendor Management, Incident Response Management, Vulnerability/Patch Management, Policy Management and Training Management. Most important, it provides built-in security and compliance expertise that most organizations lack.  Because of its unique architecture and cloud delivery, TraceCSO deploys rapidly and reduces the cost of GRC management by as much as 80%.

With market experience that spans over 2,000 customers, TraceSecurity offers the insight, products, professional services and partners to support the security and risk management efforts of organizations of all sizes across all industries. TraceSecurity certified partners leverage TraceCSO as a discovery tool to identify additional security solutions and services to offer their customers. Founded in 2004, the company has executive offices in Silicon Valley and offices in Baton Rouge, La.  For more information, call (225) 612-2121 or visit www.tracesecurity.com.

 

Focused Attention from the Most Seasoned Professionals in the Industry

TraceSecurity is much more than a vendor; we are your strategic partner, and will work closely with you to ensure our solutions meet your organization's needs. Our security experts work tirelessly to create new ways to improve and simplify information security and compliance – so that you are equipped to meet each new market need. From relationship management and technical support to our broad range of professional services, your TraceSecurity solution will always be backed by the finest talent in the industry. This critical human component, above all, sets us apart and distinguishes us as a true strategic provider and trusted advisor.

  • Customer Support – Staffed by expert security analysts to provide you with the help you need when you need it.
  • Implementation Services – Carefully planned and executed system implementation based on best practices for executive overview sessions, software utilization overview, coordination with third-party vendors, and more.
  • Information Security Services – Services available are broad and range from social engineering, penetration testing and risk assessments to information security audits, security awareness training and vulnerability assessments.

 

TraceSecurity is Shaping the Future – With You, and For You

With our strength in risk management, information security and compliance, TraceSecurity continuously refines how people, processes and technology work together – to deliver innovative solutions to the market. Our bold, forward-looking approach is designed for your future and ours. With the sweeping scope of our vision and depth of our commitment to you, we can help you with your risk-based information security and compliance success.

Our mission is to be much more than a vendor.

Commitment to customer service and satisfaction is stock claim of most technology companies. But at TraceSecurity, this commitment is firmly embedded as a core corporate policy and is fully embraced and practiced at every level of our organization. For customers like you, it is about building a true relationship. The value of this long-held business philosophy is reflected in our consistently high customer satisfaction and retention rates, as well as the strong growth we share with our customers.

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TraceSecurity's competitive edge is its people. We bring the best minds together committed to the common goal of delivering innovative market-leading technologies that will help our clients achieve and maintain security compliance based on their unique regulatory and governance requirements.

We're always looking for people who are highly motivated, energetic, and seeking a rewarding environment.

Even if you don't see an opening that matches your skill set, feel free to send us your resume and cover letter at jobs@tracesecurity.com.

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    You will survive but won't sell millions

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    Former Employee - Business Sales in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Business Sales in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at TraceSecurity full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    Not much to say about the company. It is a small company, that had a very enjoyable environment. I can say it was fun to work there and I made my share of money. I gained a lot of customers and I still keep close contact with many of them (disclaimer:I now sell them other type of security products). Many former employees think that ts will go bankrupt but I disagree, the market is still growing and the tide will maintain the company afloat for the time being. So you can still make some money there.

    Cons

    In their beginnings the company was considered innovative. We were selling a software that allowed small companies to manage their vulnerabilities and report on those, but more importantly was the close contact and feedback that analysts or engineers provided. However,the market has moved very fast and the company lost its mojo. As every organization, tracesecurity is made of people and processes. But for current management priorities and processes gears towards sales and sales. This can sound like a contradiction coming from a sales person, but you can only sell what someone else has built. As in any product if there is not substance your profits will be slim. In other words, you should really have a serious technical department if you want to sell technology based products. Such department does not exist in Tracesecurity. The delivery & services management lacks expertise in the area. Many have complained about it. There are sales managers in sales (as in any company) and sales managers in delivery services. The latter should be experts in the area no another representative trying to up-sell. No one, including their analysts, take them seriously. A staples store manager has more expertise than the DMs and VPs of that area. By the time I left the company continued to be small with a steady income but no prospects of growth. Don't believe their hype of millions of dollars in sales. There is no such thing. If you want to work keep this in mind. You won't make big sales or keep big customer contacts. If you get a big account, the delivery deparment (remember that it is not technical just sales people acting as managers) will get future commissions of any upsale or renewal. So you actually won't get close contact with customers. No incentive to offer a new product to the people you worked hard to attract . You only become a cold calling guy sweeping the call list.

    Advice to Management

    For their misfortune, today tracesecurity software competes with many options in the market that provide the same functionality at not cost or as an free add on of other solutions. For example, AV companies and Firewalls managements suites provide information about vulnerabilities, compliance level, GRC, etc with little or no additional cost. How I know? I sell those products. Professional services is a great source of income for security companies, but they dismantled what could have been a great source of income ... Current management pay little attention to what it should be the most important asset, that is the security skills of their technical department. Instead they decided to have managers with secretarial skills and pseudo lawyers as VPs to lead a technical department. Technical people are very proud, competitive, very expensive and very often arrogant. I deal with them all the time, but I need them to meet my quota. I seriously doubt that experienced and serious professionals would want to work under a structure of people with zero technical background. It is not a surprise that the few that were competent fled the company. That's why their analysts turnover is so high, and while sales people suffer from the incompetence of delivery and service management. They are just trying to meet their quota instead of getting expertise.


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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at TraceSecurity.

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    Phone call with directors and technical manager. My impression was that they want to gather basic information about your previous experiences, and how you deal with travel. Interviewers were friendly but not tech savvy. This plays in your favor if you have some kind of experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Very basic questions about your preferences and past experience. The company is always looking for new personnel given the rotation rate.   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Website www.tracesecurity.com
Headquarters Baton Rouge, LA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year

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