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Lastline Overview

Redwood City, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Lastline is innovating the way companies detect active breaches caused by advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evasive malware. Lastline’s Deep Content Inspection™ goes beyond the legacy malware analysis used in most firewalls, UTM’s ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to enable our customers to defend their organizations against advanced, threats that cause costly data breaches.

Lastline continuously innovates to provide the best defense against malicious actors, the most effective protection from advanced ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our Redwood City office had a fun filled night @Mountainwinery watching @postmodernjukebox. What an amazing way to come together and enjoy the summer as a team! #culturefirst #lastlineinc #cybersecurity

  • We are very honored to have been listed in the #TechRepublic article on the Top 10 Data and Consulting Companies for Women to work a. At Lastline we are very passionate about working to change the gender ratio in the cybersecurity landscape. #lastlineinc #womenintech #womenincybersecurity #hiring #changingtheratio #ladiesoflastline

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Lastline – Why Work For Us?

Lastline is revolutionizing the way companies improve network breach protection with malware detection tools that uncover malware- and browser-based attacks and malicious network activity before suffering a costly data breach. And we enable you to do this with fewer resources and at lower cost than existing malware detection tools.

In 2011, Drs. Engin Kirda, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna, three of the world’s most influential academic researchers in cybersecurity, founded Lastline. The company’s vision is informed by the founders’ world-renowned research on malware analysis and evasion techniques, academically-rooted rigor, innovative approaches to network breach protection, and a passion to improve enterprise cybersecurity.

Lastline’s unmatched level of visibility, accuracy and effectiveness, and our focus on IT managers’ ever-increasing pressure to secure company networks and assets, has resulted in the company providing specific, actionable, context-rich threat intelligence and decreased data loss to many of the largest and most successful companies around the world.


In pursuit of our mission, there are several “truths” and principles that reflect our core values and guide our path.


We provide value for our customers by enhancing enterprise security and protecting digital assets. We aspire to make the world a safer place, and in the process, create a successful business. Our goal is to deliver commercial value for our customers, for our shareholders, and for our employees. We strive for growth. We work hard to increase our customer base and capture market share. We want satisfied customers who recommend us to others, and who return year after year to renew their contracts.


The threat landscape is rapidly evolving. Attackers constantly find new vulnerabilities, develop novel exploits, and devise sophisticated evasion techniques to bypass security solutions. This means that we cannot stand still. We must deliver superior security solutions to stay ahead of bad actors. We continually question our assumptions, experiment with new ideas, and allow the data to speak for itself. We have a history of innovation, and we believe in the necessity of relentless evolution.


There is a lot to do. We work tirelessly to deliver results. We are tenacious, we don’t wait for others, and we conquer our obstacles. We strive to maximize the positive impact of everything we do. We value results over effort. We relish turning research into technology, shipping products, closing deals, executing marketing campaigns, supporting customers, and achieving operational excellence in all company departments. And, we are accountable. When we commit, we deliver.


We target short release cycles for our product and short sales cycles for new prospects. We believe that it’s important to build an agile organization that reacts quickly to the challenges of today’s rapidly changing threat landscape, and that delivers features much faster than any of our competitors. But, moving fast extends much beyond product releases. It’s important to respond quickly when our partners or customers have a question or a challenge. And, the same is true for internal communications and collaboration. We keep looking forward and inspire our colleagues to keep moving quickly by responding to their requests.


Software is altering the workforce by replacing manual labor in many sectors. We can always refine and improve automated systems. Over time, their capabilities and speed will match, and eventually exceed, domain experts, delivering better results much faster. We must relentlessly seek the benefits of automated systems by maximizing automated threat detection, DevOps tools, and sales automation. Creating malware signatures by hand is unsustainable because there are not enough skilled security experts to sift through all the alerts, analyze and prioritize them. And, it simply takes too long to react to new threats as long as a human is in the critical path.


Our roots are in academia. We believe in an open environment where people should not be afraid to speak their minds. We take feedback seriously, from our customers and partners, but also from our employees. We believe in rational arguments; one should strive to offer proposals that are supported by data and not on unsubstantiated opinions. Communication is respectful and open. It’s incumbent on each individual to listen and speak effectively.


We want to build the best products in the industry, and we are proud of our technology. In security, it’s not always easy for customers to understand and evaluate the pros and cons of different solutions. We believe in substance, and we put the security of our customers first. We are open and willing to explain our approach without resorting to buzzwords or “silver bullet” solutions. And, we value excellence. We hire the best minds in the industry and value their contributions through recognition and compensation.

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Work with the best minds in industry and academia to advance innovative security technologies and shape the future.

Employee Benefits

At Lastline, we reward our employees with competitive benefits.


We’re committed to your investment in us and the growth of our company. We offer stock options for all employees.


All Lastline employees receive a comprehensive health benefits package, with several plans to choose from and no monthly premiums.


We’re proud to offer our employee’s salaries that compete with leading companies in the security industry.


A healthy work/life balance is important to us. We offer paid vacation so you have time for your other passions.


With a foosball table in the office, there’s always an opportunity to take a quick break to de-stress. Tip: Add your foosball skills to your resume. Really.


We want you to invest in your future. We offer a 401(k) savings plan so you can plan for your retirement.

Lastline Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Cool place to work where they truly care about their culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Redwood City, CA
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Lastline full-time (Less than a year)


    Great work environment and a product that sells itself ! This company definitely cares about their employees overall happiness and try to make sure you have all the resources needed to do your job well. The benefits are legit! You end up taking more money home each paycheck because of their awesome health benefit package 100% paid for by company.


    Still a relatively young company so theres growing pains - which I think isn't really a "con" IMO because that comes with the nature of a start-up. Just be prepared to learn and have your mind blown.

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Lastline Photos

Lastline photo of: Katherine, Brittany, and Cristina enjoying a "team reward" day on the bay.
Lastline photo of: London Team Summer BBQ 2019
Lastline photo of: London Team Summer BBQ 2019
Lastline photo of: London Team Summer BBQ 2019
Lastline photo of: London Team Summer BBQ 2019
Lastline photo of: London Team Summer BBQ 2019
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Lastline Interviews



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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lastline in March 2017.


    I was contacted by company's tech. recruiter and then went through 3 online interviews with hiring manager, team member and other team manager. Plus 4 hrs offline coding challenge. Not especially difficult interview.
    Did not get an offer, however liked the process and interviewers - all adequate and friendly. I especially liked them for not using ridiculous data structure, algorithm and quizzes 'whiiteboarding'.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. A lot of tech questions: C++, networking, security, mutithreading and synchronization, as well as some design discussions (web services etc.).
      2. The challenge was about to complete existing service project with implementation and tests   1 Answer
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Lastline Awards & Accolades

  • Best Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection, Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, 2016
  • Cybersecurity Excellence Award for APTs, Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, 2016
  • Grand Winner: Global Excellence Awards, Info Security Products Guide, 2016
  • Gold: Anti-Malware, Anti-Spam or Anti-Virus, Info Security Products Guide, 2016
  • Silver: Innovation in Next Generation Security (11 - 99 Employees), Info Security Products Guide, 2016
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