Our Story

Our Story

A history of LogRhythm

LogRhythm’s story starts in 2002 with two friends and a common dream: Phil Villella (an experimental physicist) and Chris Petersen (an audit and compliance guru) wanted to develop solutions to growing and constant cybersecurity threats.

Together, they embarked on their journey as entrepreneurs, laying out their vision for automated collection, processing, and analysis of security event data. Over the course of the next few years, they turned their dream into a reality as they co-founded their company, and LogRhythm eventually became a leading security information and event management (SIEM) solution.

Explore LogRhythm’s journey from the very beginning

2003
Security Conscious, Inc. is founded

While camping in Steamboat, Colorado, Chris and Phil conceptualized their vision for a “vector analysis engine,” and launched Security Conscious, Inc. from their garage shortly after.

orange camping tent in steamboat colorado

2005
LogRhythm is born
The company changed its name to LogRhythm and established headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

front doors of Logrhythm building
2007
LogRhythm goes international
We established an office in Maidenhead, England and scaled efforts in the EMEA market.
2008
LogRhythm achieves first $1M QTR
With 40 employees and 140 customers, LogRhythm hit its first $1 million in sales within a quarter.
2012
LogRhythm is named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant
This marks the first time LogRhythm was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM — a tradition that has continued for nine consecutive years!
2013
Singapore office established
As the company continued to grow, we expanded into the APAC market.
2015
Loggers set a Tube to Work Day record
Employees at LogRhythm value a work hard, play hard mentality. Of the 200 people that “commuted” to work by tubing down Boulder Creek, LogRhythm set a record for the most tubers to commute from the same company.

Group of LogRhythm employees in business suits tubing to work in inner tubes
2018
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm, and this acquisition provides validation of LogRhythm’s marketing leadership and innovation in the SIEM space.
2019
LogRhythm releases its cloud-based SIEM
As digital transformation shifted business models, we released LogRhythm Cloud to deliver a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of our NextGen SIEM.
2019
LogRhythm launches a True Unlimited Data Plan
The company initiated the first unlimited data offering in the SIEM market, leading to record-breaking sales in Q4 2019.
2021
LogRhythm acquires MistNet NDR
LogRhythm acquired a network detection and response solution, which expands LogRhythm’s reach in the threat detection space and accelerating its XDR market entry.

Vision, mission, and values

Here at LogRhythm, our actions are driven by our vision, mission, and core values. These three components solidify our team culture and inspire us to share common goals across the globe.

Vision

Starting with our vision, we see a future of fast, agile, and high-performing security teams armed with contextual analytics and automated responses that enable them to quickly reduce noise, assess risk, and confidently defend against digital weaponization.

Mission

Our mission is to enable customers to do the impossible with the most intuitive experience, accurate signals, and precise insights into cybersecurity threats.

Living our values

Each day we live by these six core values that guide our day-to-day work and how we treat each other, our customers, and our partners.

One team

We are mutually committed to our common goals. We are intent on fostering a culture of inclusive collaboration.

Integrity

We are solid and unwavering in our dedication to a path of truth and honesty. We will always keep our word and honor principles.

Accountability

We own the outcome. We value transparency, ownership, and a visible commitment powered by self-directed purposeful action.

Respect for individuals

We demonstrate respect for people in all aspects of our business by recognizing their humanity, valuing their contributions, and acting with equity for all.

Giving back

We give back by assisting communities in need, focusing on employee development and growth, spending quality time with our families, and recharging in our personal lives.

Innovation & continuous improvement

We are committed to innovation and the relentless improvement of our solutions, products, and processes.

Our team

LogRhythm’s workforce is made up of over 500 hard working and passionate professionals across the globe. You can find our team members spread out in over nine countries. We are headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and have international offices located in Maidenhead, England and Singapore.

Although we all share a common passion for cybersecurity, we’re also a giant melting pot of diverse individuals who each have a unique story to tell; we are parents, travelers, artists, bookworms, chefs, musicians, adventurers, and much more!

Our team

LogRhythm’s workforce is made up of over 500 hard working and passionate professionals across the globe. You can find our team members spread out in over nine countries. We are headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and have international offices located in Maidenhead, England and Singapore.

Although we all share a common passion for cybersecurity, we’re also a giant melting pot of diverse individuals who each have a unique story to tell; we are parents, travelers, artists, bookworms, chefs, musicians, adventurers, and much more!

Join the LogRhythm team

By far, the people at LogRhythm complete our story and are what make working at LogRhythm so special. If you’re interested in joining our passionate team, explore our career page and check out our current job openings for the opportunity to make a difference at LogRhythm.