Bit9 + Carbon Black Expands Sales Leadership with New VPs Ken Hammond, Worldwide Channel, and Damon Cabanillas, Federal Sales

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security (NGES), today announced two new executives have joined its sales leadership team. Ken Hammond is the company's vice president of worldwide channel sales, and Damon Cabanillas is vice president of federal region sales and operations.

Hammond is responsible for driving the company's worldwide channel sales strategy, execution, market penetration and partner loyalty. He joins the company from Cisco System's Security Architecture where he was head of global channel sales. While there, Hammond built a team that delivered record growth. Previously, Hammond served as director of channels for security vendor Sourcefire, where he helped double the organization's channel business.

"Partners are our number-one sales multiplier and we plan to significantly enhance our tech and sales enablement in 2016," Hammond said. "I'm excited to be leading that acceleration globally for Bit9 + Carbon Black. Our mantras are 'mutual profitability' and 'speed of sale' as we work together with our partners to enable customers to arm their endpoints against advanced threats and targeted attacks."

Cabanillas, as vice president of federal sales and operations, is responsible for expanding Bit9 + Carbon Black's federal customer base and expanding the federal sales team. He joins the company from Juniper Networks, where he led the federal civilian team to record year-over-year growth. His team was responsible for helping the U.S. government modernize its "Trusted Cyber Security Internet Architectures," private data centers, and local campus and global networks.

Prior to Juniper, Cabanillas spent 15 years with Cisco Systems as a senior sales leader, helping global enterprises, financial services companies, state and local government, education providers, retailers, and healthcare organizations build out their real-time IP business collaboration platforms.

"I expect that Bit9 + Carbon Black will play a pivotal role in providing the U.S. federal government with next-generation endpoint security solutions against even the most advanced attackers," Cabanillas said. "I look forward to partnering with government security leaders and their designated integrators to help protect our country from the ever-changing threat landscape."

Ed Filippine, Bit9 + Carbon Black's vice president of worldwide sales, said: "Ken and Damon bring excellent track records of success in their respective areas of expertise. I believe that they and their teams will play a major role as we execute our company strategy in 2016 and beyond."

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

Bit9 + Carbon Black is the market leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security. We have sold more licenses, have more experience, and more customers than any other NGES company because our solution is the most effective way to prevent, detect and respond to advanced threats that target users, servers, and fixed-function devices. That's why more than 60 MSSP and IR leaders, including Dell SecureWorks, EY, Optiv and Solutionary, have chosen our technology as a key component of their security offerings, and 25 of the Fortune 100 rely on us as a critical element of their advanced threat defense and compliance strategies. By the end of 2015, we expect to achieve 7 million+ software licenses sold, and almost 2,000 customers worldwide. We were voted Best Endpoint Protection by security professionals in the SANS Institute's Best of 2014 Awards, and a 2015 SANS survey found that 68 percent of IR professionals are using or evaluating Carbon Black. And IDC, in 2015, named Bit9 + Carbon Black the leader in endpoint security, with 37 percent market share.

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CONTACT: Kevin Flanagan Bit9 + Carbon Black +1 781-856-2589 kflanagan@bit9.com

Source: Bit9