AlienVault Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of John M. Jack
Former President and CEO of HP Fortify Brings Decades of Experience in Senior Management
Campbell, Calif., April 3, 2012 – AlienVault, creator of OSSIM, the de facto standard open source SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), announced today the appointment of John M. Jack (JJ) to its board of directors. Jack joins a stellar line up of technology and venture capital leaders, who together bring a broad range of strategic and operational experience to AlienVault.
Most recently, Jack served as CEO of Fortify Software, which was sold to Hewlett Packard in 2010. Along with the founders and management team, he helped grow Fortify more than 40 percent year over year. Jack began his career at Sybase as one of the first sales representatives and eventually became a senior vice president of sales, serving on a team that grew sales revenue from $0 to $1 billion. As COO of Vantive Corporation, Jack grew the company from early stage to a dominant public offering before its eventual sale to PeopleSoft. At Covalent, a pioneer in open source, he was CEO for three years before the company was acquired by VMware. Jack is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
“JJ is a distinguished technology veteran with over 30 years of experience in sales, executive management and open source,” said Barmak Meftah, President and CEO of AlienVault. “At HP Fortify, JJ was instrumental in establishing the company as a global market leader in software security. His expertise and counsel will be invaluable as we seek to expand AlienVault’s market penetration and move towards our next stage of growth.”
“It’s an honor to join the AlienVault board of directors,” said Jack. “Given the broad appeal of the open source OSSIM, the compelling value delivered by the AlienVault Unified Security Management Platform is in bringing together a global community of users with the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange. Combine that with the caliber of the company’s executive team, and AlienVault is well positioned for rapid growth and expansion.”
AlienVault’s Unified Security Management™ solution (USM) provides a fast and cost-effective way for organizations with limited security staff and budget to address compliance and threat management needs. With all of the essential security controls built-in, USM puts enterprise-class security visibility within fast and easy reach of smaller security teams who need to do more with less. AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange™, a system for sharing threat intelligence among OSSIM users and AlienVault customers, ensures USM always stays ahead of threats. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sigma, Trident Capital and Adara Venture Partners. For more information visit www.AlienVault.com or follow us on Twitter.
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