What was the scope of their involvement?
They got involved in several parts of the work, across multiple projects. We disseminated the technology to be back- and frontend-based.
From a frontend perspective, we were able to enhance the product and get it to market quickly. They touched on different facets of it and gave us an idea of how it could be improved. This second pair of experienced eyes really helped us fine-tune the technology.
On the backend, the technology needed to talk to our cloud operation. ELITEX helped us build not only the cloud part in conjunction with our own engineers and scientists but made the connections with the frontend technology. At the same time, they helped us create a graphical UI from scratch. As a cybersecurity company, we opted for fully custom solutions.
What is the team composition?
We had one main contact, who was a C++ genius. There was also a team assigned to the UI development and some people building out and maintaining the network solution using Python. Our chief scientist was heavily involved in terms of the technologies used and provided oversight.
How did you come to work with ELITEX?
We had countless interviews with engineers, including the principal at ELITEX. I could converse freely with him, and he understood what our goals were. He was also open and willing to allow us a paid trial period with no contractual obligations.
We weren’t willing to throw money out on engineers that delivered sloppy, incomplete work, so we tested the waters, and were given a part-time resource. We were happy with what we achieved there, so we decided to hire them, and then a second, third, and fourth resource.
How much have you invested with them?
The cost per year was $150,000 or just below.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them around 2016. The project completed in 2018, but we continued working with them on enhancements and updates based on new OS releases.