Pwnie Express

Pwnie Express provides threat detection of the billions of wireless and wired devices in and around your workplace. By automating wireless and wired device detection, Pwnie solutions continuously detect the devices on or around your network that are open pathways for attackers. Pwnie arms your security team to win the BYOD battle with the ability to detect and fingerprint any device, from phone to thermostat, in order to prioritize your security response, reduce alert fatigue, and provide situational intelligence. Guided by CEO Paul Paget and CTO Dave Porcello, Pwnie Express has enabled organizations to get the answers they need in a timely and effective manner. From the original Pwn Plug to today's Pwn Pulse solution, we do it to arm your security team. Our customers are using the industry’s only solution to detect and fingerprint any device, from phone to thermostat. We partner with our users so that they not only see all the things, but also have the correct intel to prioritize security response, reduce alert fatigue, address all vulnerabilities, enforce BYOD policy and accelerate incident response.
Company Growth (employees)
Boston, US
Size (employees)
40 (est)-4%
Pwnie Express was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Boston, US

Pwnie Express Office Locations

Pwnie Express has offices in Boston and Burlington
Boston, US (HQ)
268 Summer St
Burlington, US
323 47 Maple St

Pwnie Express Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$23.1 m

Latest funding size

$12.9 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year


Pwnie Express's latest funding round in May 2016 was reported to be $12.9 m. In total, Pwnie Express has raised $23.1 m

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