Security Industry Leader and FireEye CEO David DeWalt Appointed Vice Chairman of Forescout’s Board of Directors
CAMPBELL, Calif. – June 16 2015 – Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading cybersecurity provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced the appointment of FireEye CEO and Chairman David DeWalt, as vice chairman of Forescout’s board of directors.
DeWalt brings more than 25 years of technology leadership expertise to Forescout, most notably being president and CEO of McAfee and serving on numerous boards of directors including Delta Air and previously chairman of the board for Mandiant. Forescout is the only cybersecurity company other than FireEye where DeWalt is serving on the board of directors, a testament to his selectiveness.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Dave to the Forescout Board and to be working with him again,” said Michael DeCesare, CEO of Forescout. “Dave’s one of the most successful high-tech CEOs and is a legend in the security industry. As our Vice Chairman, he’ll help the board and me set and achieve our growth strategy.”
“FireEye and Forescout are longstanding partners with a shared vision for the next generation security technologies and actionable intelligence required to address today’s evolving threat landscape,” said DeWalt. “The combination of a strong market demand, an excellent product, and the previous success Mike and I have had creating enormous value for customers and investors creates a perfect opportunity for Forescout to become a key player in our industry.”
Forescout helps organizations reduce their security vulnerabilities with comprehensive visibility for both agent and agentless devices, increase security posture with multi-vendor orchestration and protect valuable assets with automated enforcement. This combination is critical to address the security risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), BYOD and the lack of integration across cybersecurity products.
“Forescout is at a tipping point in its evolution,” said Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder, Hezy Yeshurun. “CounterACT is both proven and essential to keeping today’s cybercriminals at bay. By having Dave join our board, we now get to take our impact to the next level.”
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About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout enables organizations to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyber attacks. 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 over 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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