AlienVault Hires HP Executive to Lead Strategic Business Development
New Vice President Andy Johnson Joins Company Amid Strong Growth
San Mateo, California – Jan. 21, 2014 – AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced it has hired former HP executive Andy Johnson to serve as its new vice president of business development. In his role, Johnson will work to generate strategic, new alliances for AlienVault that significantly augment the already strong demand and growth seen by the company for its Unified Security Management (USM) platform and its Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX), the largest crowd-sourced collaborative threat exchange.
“We are delighted to welcome Andy to the team,” said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of AlienVault. “Andy’s deep-rooted industry experience and extensive knowledge of the security market will be invaluable to AlienVault as we expand our leadership in the security management and crowd-sourced threat intelligence market.”
“AlienVault is a vibrant company with a great team. But most important for me is that AlienVault delivers on its promise to provide simple, affordable, unified security management and really understands the challenges modern day threats pose to businesses of all sizes. It’s an exciting time to join the company and contribute to its next phase of development,” said Johnson.
Johnson brings with him more than 20 years of strategic, business and financial analytic experience. At HP, he served as vice president of corporate development, where he led the team responsible for driving some of HP’s most strategic initiatives, including the acquisition of ArcSight and Fortify for security and 3Com and 3Par for cloud and converged infrastructure technologies.
Prior to HP, Johnson led corporate and business development efforts for Brocade, a network infrastructure provider, was vice president of marketing, sales, and business development for Pacific Microsonics, a digital audio technology company acquired by Microsoft, and a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. He holds a Bachelors degree in computer science from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University.
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