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New CEO appointed at ForeScout Technologies

ForeScout Technologies : 02 March, 2015  (Company News)
Network security company, ForeScout Technologies, recruits former Intel Security executive into the role of Chief Executive Officer
New CEO appointed at ForeScout Technologies

Commencing in his new role on Monday 2nd March, 2015, former president of Intel Security, Michael DeCesare will begin bring to bear his considerable industry experience in his mission to accelerate ForeScout's rapid growth in the information security market.

Commenting on his new role leading the provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions that help enterprises prevent and respond to cyberthreats, DeCesare said, "The explosion of mobile devices, cloud and wireless access has thrown a giant spotlight on securing the network. This is where the action is and the rapid growth of network security companies proves it.”

He went on to express his admiration of ForeScout's technology as being second to none, with no question that in the age of big breaches, the company is poised to become a significant player with an important role in restoring trust and confidence in the digital environment.

"I couldn’t be more excited to join ForeScout and lead their march forward," he said.

DeCesare has over two decades of experience in the industry and after holding senior roles at EMC, Documentum and Oracle, he became the president of McAfee, later to become Intel Security, where his leadership resulted in multiple quarters of double-digit revenue growth being posted by the company.

Enrique Salem, the former CEO of Symantec and current managing director at Bain Capital Ventures as well as ForeScout board member, described Michael DeCesare as a trailblazer in the security industry and the type of leader that will drive ForeScout's success further.  

“ForeScout brings a level of innovation and automation and the ecosystem needed to protect resources and data in today’s increasingly complex and challenging infrastructure and threat landscape,” he told us.

“ForeScout has enjoyed great success, but we’ve only just begun. We are in a position to truly revolutionise the security space,” said Hezy Yeshurun, co-founder and chairman of the board of ForeScout.  “As we embark on our next growth phase, Michael DeCesare is the visionary we wanted to help ForeScout capitalise on the opportunities ahead.”

ForeScout’s flagship product, ForeScout CounterACT, provides real-time network visibility into users, devices including BYOD, systems and applications. CounterACT helps IT organisations better understand their security posture and automate responses to a wide variety of security issues. Powered by ForeScout ControlFabric™ architecture, CounterACT serves as a platform for other security products to exchange information and mitigate exposures. As a result, CounterACT allows organisations to preempt and contain security incidents more effectively and to further optimise their resources.

ForeScout experienced significant growth and achievements in 2014. For example:

* More than 1,800 enterprise and military customers across 62 countries use ForeScout to improve their network security and manage risk.
* ForeScout has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for NAC for four consecutive years (2011 – 2014).
* ForeScout CounterACT has received numerous industry awards, including the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Leadership Award for Network Security.

ForeScout’s ControlFabric architecture has enabled integrations with more than 60 leading hardware and software IT products.

ForeScout interim CEO, Kent Elliott will continue as a non-employee member of the Company’s Board of Directors after serving as interim CEO since July 2014. Elliott will provide strategic insight and counsel to ForeScout’s executive management team.

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