We are RANK Software.


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We believe a strong security posture sits at the foundation of all strong businesses.

We exist to help businesses solve the most complex security problems and stay ahead of the next threat.

We do this by making next-generation security intelligence and analytics tools that allow businesses to hunt cyber threats in real time and at scale.

Using VASA by RANK Software, security professionals can re-establish confidence in their enterprise security posture in an increasingly complex and hostile cyber landscape.

Leading businesses around the world choose RANK Software to help them improve their security posture. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Reduce Risk. Lower the risk of a successful cyber attack.
  • Control Cost. Increase efficiency of security professionals.
  • Faster Response. Identify and act on threats in real time.
  • Stay Ahead. Future proof your enterprise security posture.
  • Improve Alignment. Enable your business to address emerging threats.

Management Team

Dr. Niranjan Mayya

Chief Executive Officer, Founder & Board Member
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Before founding RANK, Niranjan led the Big Data team at RIM (Blackberry) that was responsible for Contextual Systems and Analytics. His prior roles have been as VP of Technology at Viigo (acquired by RIM) and VP of Software Development at Pulse Microsystems. He has several worldwide patents in the areas of computer graphics, Internet systems and computer algorithms.

Niranjan is an engineering undergraduate from India and PhD from University of Florida.

Elliot Shiffman

Chief Operating Officer
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Elliot joined Rank in September 2018 after working with the company for two years as a Partner at Generation Ventures. Prior to Generation Ventures, Elliot was a VP at Sears Canada running the company's $100M National Parts, Repair and Service division. Elliot has also held strategy and planning, and business development roles at BlackBerry and Bell Canada.

Elliot has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from McGill University and a MBA degree from Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Mohan Rao

Chief Technology Officer
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Mohan’s expertise lies in solving Scalability and Availability problems using Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Before RANK, he engineered Amazon’s global fulfillment platform that runs millions of daily transactions with 99.99% availability. His previous experience includes roles at Amazon, Blackberry and Viigo.

Mohan has an engineering undergraduate degree from India and a Masters from University of Waterloo, Canada.

Sylvain Crozon

Chief Architect
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Sylvain is a Data Architect and software developer with expertise in the area of advanced web applications, open source technologies for Big Data, encompassing noSQL technologies such as Cassandra and MongoDB; storage solutions like Hadoop and the creation of scalable web APIs. Sylvain’s last role was at Blackberry where he architected their Big Data Solution for Contextual Analytics.

He has a Master’s degree in computer engineering from France (ESEO – Ecole Supérieure d’Electronique de l’Ouest).


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University of Toronto

RANK Software is proud to be collaborating with researchers from University of Toronto to extend Deep Learning to detecting unknown threats in enterprise networks. Through this partnership, RANK Software and the University of Toronto are developing novel mechanisms to apply Deep Learning for unsupervised learning.

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Fields Institute

The Fields Institute brings together mathematicians from across Canada and around the world to carry out research and promote innovation. RANK Software is excited to work with the Fields Institute to invite researchers to collaborate on complex issues of cyber security.

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