WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced the appointment of David Flower to the new position of managing director for the EMEA region.
Flower comes to Bit9 + Carbon Black with extensive experience across all major business functions, developing and driving strategy, execution and integration for several high-tech leaders. He joins the company from Everbridge, Inc., where he was senior vice president of sales for EMEA.
"The security market is moving at a phenomenal pace and the EMEA region, especially the Middle East, is poised for hyper growth," said Patrick Morley, CEO of Bit9 + Carbon Black. "David has the right experience and leadership skills to accelerate our international growth."
Prior to Everbridge, Flower was vice president of EMEA sales at Gomez Inc., where he launched the company in EMEA and generated 20 percent of overall company revenue in just three years. Compuware Corp. acquired Gomez and named Flower vice president of EMEA sales, where he drove $150 million in annual revenue. Earlier in his career Flower spent 12 years at MapInfo Corp. as vice president of EMEA sales where the organization he built delivered 40 percent of company revenue.
"This is a very exciting time to join the leader in endpoint and server security," said Flower. "Organizations are under constant attack and Bit9 + Carbon Black helps them prevent, detect and respond to the most advanced threats. Having worked in the IT industry for more than 25 years, I have rarely seen such a unique market opportunity for any company, and I look forward to working with a great team to aggressively grow our business from the UK to the Middle East."
About Bit9 + Carbon Black
Bit9 + Carbon Black offers the most complete solution against the advanced threats that target your organization's endpoints and servers. This makes it easier for you to see—and immediately stop—those threats.
Carbon Black's lightweight endpoint sensor, which can be rapidly deployed with no configuration to enable detection and response in seconds, combined with Bit9's industry-leading prevention technology, delivers four key benefits:
- Continuous, real-time visibility into what's happening on every computer
- Real-time threat detection, without relying on signatures
- Instant response by seeing the full "kill chain" of any attack
- Prevention that is proactive and customizable
Thousands of organizations worldwide—from 25 Fortune 100 companies to small businesses—use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services. With Bit9 + Carbon Black, you can arm your endpoints against advanced threats. For more information, visit www.bit9.com.
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