CryptoniteNXT is built on initial research and development related to a Self Shielding Dynamic Network Architecture (SDNA) conducted at BlueHalo, and funded in part by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In 2015 Cryptonite LLC, was spun off from BlueHalo to further develop and commercialize this technology. With early stage funding backed by a small group of private investors, the technology was enhanced, made production ready and made available as a Commercial Of The Shelf (COTS) in-line appliance called CryptoniteNXT, that enables enterprises to seamlessly implement a zero trust architecture in their network. Over a period of three years Cryptonite conducted very successful pilots and installations at several federal and commercial organizations, and established partnerships with industry leaders HPE and Palo Alto Networks. In 2020, BlueHalo acquired the NXT technology from Cryptonite to support at-scale deployments, marketing and sales. Cryptonite is currently managed by Vikram Manikonda, CTO of BlueHalo.