Active, zero-trust based security for cloud-native applications running on containers and Kubernetes

Who we are

Tigera provides an active Cloud-Native Application Platform (CNAPP) with full-stack observability for containers and Kubernetes, and is the creator and maintainer of Calico Open Source, the most widely used container networking and security solution. Our solutions are used by leading companies, including AT&T, Discover, Merck, ServiceNow, HanseMerkur, RealPage, L3Harris, and Mindbody.

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Mission & Values

We prevent, detect, and mitigate security breaches in cloud-native applications

At Tigera, we have four core values:

Our customer is the hero of our story

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The purpose of our business is to make our customers successful. We strive for a deep understanding of our customer’s business problem and what success looks like from their point of view by listening with deep humility. Our job doesn’t end when we sell them a product – it begins at that point. We will do everything in our power to help them realize value from our product. We will find our own success through this mindset and derive joy from delighting customers.

We aim high and are nimble in how we get there

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We set lofty goals based on where we aspire to be and then stretch our thinking to achieve them. We derive joy from bringing these ideas to life by using our creativity and autonomy to solve hard problems. We believe that excellence is defined by building early momentum while learning and adapting rapidly at each step of the journey. Using this nimble approach, we will derive the fundamentals that are necessary to design for scale.

Our success relies on continuous learning

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We love to learn, create and build. We experience a state of Flow when engaged in these pursuits while gaining mastery over our craft. We are fearless in jumping into new areas and learning. We are trailblazers and take risks, and accept that failure is part of the learning process. We bring a beginners mind-set to every project and our goal is to discover our unique approach to solving problems through rapid iterative experimentation and learning.

We respect, support, and collaborate with each other

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We believe that building a great and enduring business is a team sport. We believe that the output from a team with diverse and different views and backgrounds is far greater than possible from any individual. We succeed as a team by respecting each other with open minds and compassion while leveraging each other’s strengths. We derive joy from the magical energy unleashed from working for a cause bigger than our ego and from a sense of deep connection with teammates.

These values lie at the heart of everything we do, and have enabled us to create best-in-class products tailored to user needs, that grow and evolve alongside changing technologies.

Our story: From Project Calico to Calico Cloud

Tigera’s story begins 6 years ago with Project Calico, an open-source networking and security project with an active development and user community. Calico Open Source was born out of this project and has grown to be the most widely adopted solution for networking and security for containers and Kubernetes, powering 2M+ nodes daily across 166 countries.

As adoption of containers and Kubernetes grew and organizations started using Kubernetes at scale, they began to encounter more advanced requirements for observability and security. Tigera responded to this need by building upon Calico Open Source to create the industry’s only active Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) with full-stack observability, available as a fully managed SaaS (Calico Cloud) or a self-managed service (Calico Enterprise).

Tigera was founded by the original Project Calico engineering team. We are committed to maintaining Calico Open Source as the leading standard for container and Kuberentes networking and security, while also offering Kubernetes-native, full-stack security and observability capabilities to commercial users looking for a pay-as-you-go, managed cloud service or a self-managed, on-premises platform.


Executive Team

Ratan Tipirneni

President & CEO

Mark Elchinoff

Chief Financial Officer

Tanya Jarrett

Chief People Officer

Utpal Bhatt

Chief Marketing Officer

Amit Gupta

Chief Product Officer

Fahad Rizqi

VP Sales

Pervez Sikora

Chief Customer Officer

Board of Directors

Ratan Tipirneni

Soma Somasegar

Forest Baskett

Aaron Jacobson


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