Podcast Recap: Time out with Dean Drako

June 13, 2024
Dean Drako discusses the impetus behind his many business ventures, his approach to business, and his migration into physical security.

After founding his first company in 1982 to fund his college career, Dean Drako had established himself as an entrepreneur to watch. Following the creation of several other companies, including the network security provider Barracuda, Drako would go on to found Eagle Eye Networks, a major industry player and #113 on Deloitte’s 2019 list of fastest growing technology companies in North America.

In this recent episode of SecurityDNA, host Steve Lasky of SecurityInfoWatch.com is joined by Dean Drako, Founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, to discuss the impetus behind his many business ventures, his migration into physical security with Eagle Eye Networks and how his approach to business has been shaped by the growth of acquisitions like Brivo.

Drako: “One of the things that drives and guides me in the endeavors I pursue is that I’m always trying to solve a problem. That’s what ties all of my companies together.”

Founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, Drako Motors, and Barracuda Networks, Brivo chairman, and one of Goldman Sachs’s “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014,” Dean Drako is a powerhouse in security and entrepreneurship. Over the course of his career, Drako has held over 53 patents in video streaming, storage, and analytics, as well as digital image processing, biochemical assays, digital circuits, and network security.

Find this month’s episode of SecurityDNA here.


  • How Eagle Eye’s partnership with Brivo functions to deliver integrated cloud solutions for access control and video,
  • Drako’s experience selling cloud solutions to systems integrators amidst the cloud-physical convergence,
  • Why AI has bolstered the cloud’s popularity for the surveillance industry,
  • The approach Drako takes to starting successful businesses in both the security industry and his automobile-focused passions,
  • And what the road ahead looks like for video surveillance, AI, and Eagle Eye Networks.


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Samantha Schober | Associate Editor

Samantha Schober is associate editor of SecurityInfoWatch.com.