The Catbird (dumatalla carolinensis)
The grey catbird, a species of thrush closely related to the mockingbird, sits high in the forest canopy, viewing all its surroundings from an unequalled vantage point.
The catbird constantly monitors the environment, and alerts all the other birds to the presence of any threat. In habitats where catbirds are present, other birds can relax, knowing that the catbird will alert them to any threat.
“Sitting in the catbird seat,” a phrase made popular in a James Thurber short story in the New Yorker Magazine, means being in a unique position to know exactly what is going on around you. “The catbird seat”is a confident, serene place, and anyone “sitting in the catbird seat” has complete peace of mind. The company’s founders were thinking of this very apt metaphor when they selected the name. Catbird"s products and services put its customers “in the catbird seat”—with constant vigilant monitoring that alerts customers to the presence of any threat.
At Catbird, we watch Web sites, networks, e-transactions, email and many other business-critical parts of the IT infrastructure from the most advantageous locations on the Internet. Our agents sit in the critical traffic aggregation points on major backbone networks. When the security, performance and integrity do not meet expectations, we notify you of hackers, performance issues or invaders.