Cloud Security Innovator Avanan Names Steven Toole Chief Marketing Officer

NEW YORK, May 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avanan, a cloud security innovator, today announced the appointment of Steven Toole to the position of chief marketing officer. The addition of Toole to the Avanan team further accelerates the company's rapid growth in bringing innovative, next-generation cloud security solutions to the enterprise IT security market worldwide.

Toole brings to Avanan 26 years of sales and marketing experience and an exceptional record of accomplishment in developing and growing high-tech startups. In the past 16 years, Toole has helped drive topline revenue leading to five successful exits generating more than $1.8 billion in capital returns to the investors.

Formerly, Toole served as vice president of marketing for semantic indexing technology provider Content Analyst Company, acquired by kCura Corporation in March 2016. His experience runs the gamut from developing corporate, product and partner marketing strategies to executing demand creation campaigns, new product branding and launches, and OEM and direct sales enablement. A University of Maryland MBA and graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, Toole is also a highly sought after marketing speaker with more than 100 conferences to his credit.

"We are thrilled to have Steven as an integral member of the Avanan executive team," said Gil Friedrich, Avanan founder and CEO. "He brings a tremendous passion, strategic depth and high-tech marketing leadership that will compound our growth as the undisputed and trusted global leader in cloud security."

"What's exciting and compelling about Avanan is that it is completely redefining the cloud security market," said Toole. "Even today, security remains the number one concern and barrier to further penetration of cloud applications in the enterprise market. Avanan’s approach is completely new, because with a single click, it lets companies use the on-premise security solutions that they trust with the cloud applications they want to use, even if those security applications do not have a cloud product themselves. No one else can do this."

Avanan has been named a 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor, a Red Herring Top 100 North American Tech Startup and one of CRN’s 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors of 2016.

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