"Marc Maiffret has left eEye Digital Security, the security company he launched ten years ago that used some of his hacking tools as the basis for its flagship product, Retina Network Scanner. Maiffret actually left eEye back in September, but is only just now going public with the news. He's currently gearing up to launch a new, non-security startup by the end of the first quarter of next year"
"Maiffret says he held off on spreading the word about his departure until the transition was complete, and that the decision to leave was all his. "I know there are always rumors about this sort of stuff, but very simply, I didn't want to get any older before I went out into the world to explore, if you will," says Maiffret, who co-founded eEye with Firas Bushnaq. "And probably for the first time I feel extremely comfortable with the awesome management team we have at eEye -- to be able to let go and not have to be there day in and day out.""