Our Story

After identifying weaknesses in the response to the 911 and Hurricane Katrina events, three entrepreneurs from Oregon founded Swan Island Networks to deliver safer, better futures through more intelligent and actionable situational awareness.

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Early success

Swan Island Networks began as a software engineering lab working with the United States federal government, focusing on R&D programs. The company has participated in a dozen contracts with government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and a number of intelligence organizations. Each contract’s purpose was either to increase shared intelligence, enhance situational awareness or develop new models for information access and cyber security.

 

our mission

To build agile, intelligent, high-trust information services that help keep people, assets, information, and critical infrastructure safe.

partnerships

In 2017, Swan announced an OEM/white label relationship with Allied Universal, the largest security provider in North America. Swan supports both internal and customer efforts as an Allied Universal technology partner.​

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Trusted Information Exchange Service (TIES)

In 2009, Swan Island Networks remastered the situational awareness technologies and methodologies developed over years working in federal government R&D to serve the private sector, and launched TIES, the Trusted Information Exchange Service. TIES evolved to become TX360, the next-generation version of our solution that’s in wide use today. 

 

Operation Golden Pheonix

US Marines use Swan Island Networks’ TIES situational awareness service in Operation Golden Phoenix, 2007.

our team

Meet your new team of intelligence experts.

Pete O'Dell

CEO

Pete O’Dell is the Chief Executive Officer of Swan Island Networks. Pete is a seasoned business executive in technology, security, and software. Before joining Swan Island, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for a number of high growth startups and was president of Autodesk Retail Products.  He is the author of Silver Bullets (interoperable data) and Cyber 24/7: Risks, Leadership, Sharing.  His new book, Global Shared Resilience, is slated for publication in Q1 of 2021, but will likely be delayed by the pandemic and his continual procrastination.  He is a poor golfer, avid fly fisherman and volunteers with www.fishingcommunity.org, a nonprofit focused on veterans and their families.  He’s also an NCR InfraGard member. 

Juli Morse

V.P. customer success

Juli Morse leads Swan Island’s customer engagements, directing the sales and deployment of the TX360 platform, TX Global, and our analyst-driven global intelligence service. She has 20 years of experience in product development and technology commercialization, previously working on product and innovation teams at Hewlett Packard, The Clorox Company, and a series of tech startups. Juli holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and currently serves on the boards of several nonprofits.

David Jones

v.p. engineering

David Jones is the architect and technological lead at Swan Island. He has been one of the principal developers of Swan Island’s technology since 2004 and is a specialist in cloud-based architectures and identity management. He has shaped and is responsible for continuity of TIES® and TX360 operating within a resilient global cloud-based network architecture that enables Swan Island to securely and effectively implement its business strategy while delivering high quality services to its clients. David has a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Pete O'Dell

CEO

Pete O’Dell is the Chief Executive Officer of Swan Island Networks. Pete is a seasoned business executive in technology, security, and software. Before joining Swan Island, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for a number of high growth startups and was president of Autodesk Retail Products.  He is the author of Silver Bullets (interoperable data) and Cyber 24/7: Risks, Leadership, Sharing.  His new book, Global Shared Resilience, is slated for publication in Q1 of 2021, but will likely be delayed by the pandemic and his continual procrastination.  He is a poor golfer, avid fly fisherman and volunteers with www.fishingcommunity.org, a nonprofit focused on veterans and their families.  He’s also an NCR InfraGard member. 

Juli Morse

V.P. customer success

Juli Morse leads Swan Island’s customer engagements, directing the sales and deployment of the TX360 platform, TX Global, and our analyst-driven global intelligence service. She has 20 years of experience in product development and technology commercialization, previously working on product and innovation teams at Hewlett Packard, The Clorox Company, and a series of tech startups. Juli holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and currently serves on the boards of several nonprofits.

David Jones

V.P. engineering

David Jones is the architect and technological lead at Swan Island. He has been one of the principal developers of Swan Island’s technology since 2004 and is a specialist in cloud-based architectures and identity management. He has shaped and is responsible for continuity of TIES® and TX360 operating within a resilient global cloud-based network architecture that enables Swan Island to securely and effectively implement its business strategy while delivering high quality services to its clients. David has a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics.

our solutions

Two ways to respond to global threats in real time

TX360 is deployed worldwide by both white label partners and direct customers. TX Global is an offshoot of TX360, an alerting service leveraging selected capabilities of TX360, designed to be an affordable situational awareness tool for organizations of all sizes.

next-gen capability

Our flagship TX360 is an all-hazards threat monitoring and situational awareness service that enables highly secure and targeted delivery of critical information to security professionals and corporate leaders, often in a Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) setting.

affordable. automated. easy.

In 2020, we introduced TX Global, a breakthrough alerting and intelligence subscription that enables even small companies to monitor threats and assets globally. TX Global pulls from thousands of sources, and delivers targeted alerts based on user preferences and locations. TX Global is an affordable situational awareness intelligence service that anyone can use right out of the box, with no training.

the power of

Information Sharing

TX360 powers the NYC Metropolitan Resilience Network, an information sharing and regional situational awareness platform with over 400 credentialed member organizations representing businesses, government, and critical infrastructure. 

This effort was spearheaded by New York University’s International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (INTERCEP), the first academic center dedicated to organizational resilience and agility. 

INTERCEP is an outgrowth of the lessons learned from the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, a hurricane that cost the New York area $19 billion (of an overall $70 billion in losses) and scores of lives.

Embracing the future

Swan’s platform has evolved to provide a robust Global Security Operations Center as a Service (GSOCaaS) that delivers highly trustworthy, accurate data, and also a smaller-footprint targeted alerting service for SMBs. Swan’s continuing evolution will incorporate artificial intelligence, intelligent video, and IOT sensors into its intelligence and alerting framework.

Next-gen capabilities

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Additional Resources

Intelligence reports

View analyst-curated intelligence reports on global security events.

Blog

Get best practices and perspectives on global threat monitoring.

Webinars

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