Key strategic hire augments Forescout global leadership team
CAMPBELL, Calif., May 6, 2015 – Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, has named veteran industry executive Pedro Abreu, a former senior vice president at Intel Security Group, as Forescout’s new chief strategy officer. Announced by new Forescout CEO Michael DeCesare, Abreu’s appointment strengthens the company’s world-class leadership team and is designed to drive next-stage growth.
“I’m attracted to Forescout because of its unique technology that gives customers full visibility of their environments and helps companies maximize the investments they have made in their current security capabilities,” said Abreu. “And the opportunity for growth here is striking. I am excited to join Forescout at this critical stage. My contribution will emphasize new and existing alliance partnerships that complement our strengths.”
Abreu will advance the Forescout corporate strategy in a cross-functional manner covering product development, sales and marketing. He brings strong operational expertise honed in from senior positions at McKinsey, EMC and Intel Security, and he is tasked with building more and deeper strategic technology partnerships with top vendors.
“I am pleased to welcome Pedro Abreu to the Forescout family,” said DeCesare. “Pedro will be responsible for advancing Forescout’s corporate strategy and ensuring that we build our business processes for scale. He will also spearhead initiatives involving future Forescout investments and strategy.”
Forescout CounterACT® exemplifies Forescout’s leadership in continuous monitoring and mitigation. Leveraging next-generation NAC technology, the CounterACT platform provides real-time visibility to users, devices, including BYOD devices, systems and applications and allows IT organizations to centrally apply granular policies to understand their true security posture and to automatically respond to a wide variety of security issues. Powered by ControlFabric® technology, the platform also enables network, security and management solutions to dynamically exchange information, which, in turn, allows enterprises to respond to issues more effectively and better leverage their existing security investments.
About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout enables organizations to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyberattacks. The company’s CounterACT® appliance dynamically identifies and evaluates network users, endpoints and applications to provide visibility, intelligence and policy-based mitigation of security problems. Forescout’s open ControlFabric® architecture allows a broad range of IT security products and management systems to share information and automate remediation actions. Because Forescout’s solutions are easy to deploy, unobtrusive, extensible and scalable, as of January 1, 2015, they have been chosen by more than 1,800 of the world’s most secure enterprises and government agencies in more than 62 countries. Headquartered in Campbell, California, Forescout offers its solutions through its global network of authorized partners. Learn more at www.forescout.com.
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