Company:Netbox Blue

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CyberHound Pty Ltd
FormerlyNetbox Blue
TypePrivately held company
IndustryNetwork security
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Key people
John Fison (CEO)
Products6S Technology, Next Generation Firewall, Secure Web Gateway and Proxy, Unified Threat Management, Endpoint Management, URL Web Filtering, Load Balancing and Link Failover, Identity Management, Internet Acceleration.
Number of employees
35 (2018)
ParentSuperloop Group (ASX: SLC)

Cyberhound Pty Ltd (formerly Netbox Blue Pty Ltd - as of November 2015), is an Australian-owned provider of internet and email security, filtering and management solutions. The company currently has a staff of 35 with clients in key educational markets around the world, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. Netbox Blue was founded in Brisbane by John Oxnam, Justin Cooke and Trent Davis in 1999. It is a privately held company. CyberHound's head office is located in Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia.

CyberHound provides products for internet compliance, management and security. Their products include applications that report inappropriate communications in social media, using pattern matching technology.


Chief Executive Officer

John Fison - co-founder of Keltec (IT company)- became chairman of Netbox Blue in 2006 and is a director and major shareholder of the company. Fison won several awards in the UK for growth and was an Ernst and Young "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" winner in 2001[1] . He was subsequently selected as a judge for this program in the UK and more recently in Australia. Fison is one of the first UK Chartered Directors and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Chief Technology Officer

Trent Davis is the founder of Netbox Blue and was the chief architect and head of development. In 2005 Davis was a winner of the Ernst & Young “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award[2] and was recognized as one of FHM's Most Influential Australians under the age of 30. In 2005 Trent Davis was interviewed by the ABC.[3]

In January 2016, Bloomberg acquired some IP and assets of Netbox Blue for Bloomberg Vault to monitor social media. Trent Davis now works for Bloomberg.[4]

Bernd Jerzyna was CTO from 2016 until 2018.


Social Media Management

CyberHound uses powerful behaviour analytics in the form of ClearView to provide school leaders with Actionable Intelligence. This comes from enhanced visibility and insight into internet and network-based activities that provide key risk indicators.

ClearView gives schools the ability to see risks for students before they escalate, enabling better and more efficient support to be provided in a timely manner and ultimately helps school leaders save time by using evidence-based triggers to deliver a comprehensive analysis of online communication and behavioral trends

Solutions for Schools

In 2008 Netbox Blue launched an internet and email filtering appliance specifically for the education sector.[5] The solution offers cyberbullying protection, patented category web filtering, spam filtering, virus protection, internet quota management and a firewall. The product is used by schools across Australia and the world.[6]

Strategic Alliances


In late 2006, Netbox Blue formed an alliance with the IT corporation IBM, and subsequently became one of the first IBM Express Advantage Partners in Australasia.[7]

Canon ITS Japan

In April 2008 Global IT vendor Canon IT Solutions (ITS) Japan signed a multimillion-dollar master distribution agreement with Netbox Blue.[8] Netbox Blue agreed to provide its SpamChecker appliance - as it is known in Japan - to Canon ITS Japan’s customers for email filtering and content control. The drop-in appliance was the result of nine months of co-development between Netbox Blue and Canon Japan and is specifically designed for the SME market in Japan.


Netbox Blue further expanded its security offerings with a strategic partnership with anti-virus software provider ESET.[9] The partnership offered customers ESET NOD32 Antivirus as an option in Netbox Blue’s line of UTM and virtualised security products. As a result of the union, small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) also have access to Netbox Blue’s integrated security and management suite and full line of localised security appliances through ESET’s network of partners.

EdgeWave USA

In June 2012, Netbox Blue has announced a licensing agreement with EdgeWave, Inc. The deal enables EdgeWave to provide its customers with Netbox Blue’s award-winning social media management technology, SafeChat®. (more)

Circle Media Labs

In December 2017, CyberHound helped Circle Media Labs introduce the Circle with Disney at-home web filtering device to the Australian market. The Circle with Disney device and the associated Circle Go app were made available for purchase in Australia from the website.

See also

  • List of companies of Australia


  1. "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists & Winners 2001". Ernst & Young. 2001.$file/2001%20Award%20Recipients.pdf. 
  2. "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists & Winners 2005". Ernst & Young Australia. 2005. 
  3. "ABC Radio interview with Trent Davis". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 February 2005. 
  4. "Bloomberg acquires Netbox Blue to enhance its behavioral analytics and social media surveillance platform". Bloomberg L.P.. 12 January 2016. 
  5. "CRN news article - Netbox Blue secures emails for education sector". CRN. 14 October 2008.,netbox-blue-secures-emails-for-education-sector.aspx. 
  6. "Sydney Morning Herald article - New software fends off cyberbullies". Sydney Morning Herald. 17 March 2009. 
  7. "Computerworld news article - Netbox Blue becomes IBM Express Advantage Partner". Computerworld. 20 July 2007.;1683850413. 
  8. "CRN news article - Canon Japan signs on as distributor for Aussie security vendor". CRN. 14 April 2008.,canon-japan-signs-on-as-distributor-for-aussie-security-vendor.aspx. 
  9. "CRN news article - Netbox Blue amps up UTM products with antivirus software". CRN. 19 May 2008.,netbox-blue-amps-up-utm-products-with-antivirus-software.aspx. 

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