ThreatSTOP Appoints New Vice President, Sales & Business Development
Seasoned Security Executive Matt Foster Joins Company
Carlsbad, CA – February 25, 2016 – ThreatSTOP, the company that makes threat intelligence actionable in real time, today announced security industry veteran Matt Foster has joined the company as its Vice President, Sales and Business Development. In this newly created role, Foster is responsible for leading all revenue-generating activities including oversight of the global sales organization, and recruiting and managing relationships with leading technology vendors.
“The volume of attacks and malicious traffic continuously aimed at companies today is overwhelming security defenses. There is a clear need in the market to ensure those defenses are updated in real-time to effectively stave off attacks,” said Foster. “The ThreatSTOP Shield Service clearly fills this need by placing the equivalent of a bulletproof shield around the IT infrastructure. Automatic updates to security devices ensure inbound bad traffic is blocked prior to reaching the network, and prevent data theft and corruption by stopping malware on compromised internal systems from communicating with their command and control.”
Foster brings more than 20 years’ experience in technology sales management to ThreatSTOP. Prior to joining ThreatSTOP, Foster held a series of sales leadership roles at RedSeal and grew their sales from zero to tens of millions, and secured marquee customers in the Fortune100. Before joining RedSeal, Foster co-founded and served as Vice President of Sales for Blade Software. Foster previously held sales management roles at Internet Security Systems and NetManage.
“Over the past year, ThreatSTOP has gained traction in the marketplace, and our revenue generation programs need to scale to meet market and customer demands,” said Tom Byrnes, Founder and CEO of ThreatSTOP. “Matt is a seasoned sales leader with solid experience in driving revenue growth for technology start-ups, and the right sales executive to take us to the next level.”
The ThreatSTOP service enables routers and firewalls to deflect inbound attacks, reduces unwanted and malicious traffic, and prevents data theft and corruption. More than 500 companies trust ThreatSTOP to protect their networks today. The cloud-based security service automates policy enforcement on existing firewalls, routers and DNS servers in real time. It simplifies policy management with a single point of control for devices across multiple locations and from different manufacturers, and integrates with leading firewalls and DNS servers.
ThreatSTOP is a network security company offering a cloud-based threat protection service that prevents cyberattacks and data theft across multiple network layers (edge routers, firewalls and DNS servers). It can protect any enterprise network, from virtual cloud networks to branch LANs to the largest carrier networks. The ThreatSTOP Shield Platform leverages market-leading threat intelligence to deflect inbound and outbound threats, including DDoS, malware, phishing and ransomware attacks, and prevent data exfiltration and corruption. For more information visit www.threatstop.com.
Michael Becce, MRB Public Relations, Inc.
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Brigitte Engel, ThreatSTOP
bengel [at] threatstop [dot] com | (760) 542-1550 x4394