LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging Threats LLC, a world-leading provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence, today named Byron Rashed as director, global marketing and product management. Rashed will lead the worldwide marketing and product management efforts for Emerging Threats. Rashed will be based in California, and will report to Kenneth Gramley, CEO in the Lafayette, IN corporate office.
Rashed will drive Emerging Threats' public relations tactics and strategies, corporate marketing, branding, marketing communications, product marketing, events, and lead generation efforts to assist the sales team to increase revenue for Emerging Threats' current and future products. In addition, he will work closely with the sales team to lead future partner marketing efforts. Rashed will also be responsible for product management, working closely with CTO Matt Jonkman and the development team to bring products to market.
"Byron has a wealth of high tech marketing and open source public relations experience, and he will be instrumental in helping us drive awareness of our existing products as well as bring to market new solutions that address the increasing demand for our malware solutions," said Kenneth Gramley, CEO of Emerging Threats LLC. "His management experience in corporate marketing, public relations and product marketing will be essential for Emerging Threats to move to the next level by continuing to deliver industry-leading malware threat detection solutions and grow our customer base. Byron will be instrumental in delivering the Emerging Threats message of providing value, performance, and ease-of-use that customers demand. We are pleased to have him on board."
Prior to joining Emerging Threats, Rashed was director of global marketing and public relations at Altior, FirstCarbon Solutions, and SSH Communications Security, where he was responsible for lead generation programs, product marketing, public relations and corporate marketing. As senior global marketing manager at VPNet Technologies, he led the worldwide marketing communications team and was responsible for ensuring industry-leading technology positioning in the VPN market. Rashed has authored several articles in leading industry publications, and is an accomplished public speaker. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York (NYU-Poly).
About Emerging Threats
Emerging Threats is a world-leading provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence. Founded in 2003 as a cyber security research community, Emerging Threats has become the de facto standard in network-based malware threat detection. The company's ET Open Ruleset and ET Pro Ruleset are platform agnostic for easy integration with Suricata, Snort, and other network intrusion protection and detection systems. With ET Pro Ruleset, organizations can achieve the highest standards of malicious threat detection with world-class support and research for extended vulnerability coverage. ET Pro Ruleset is ideal for enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, SMBs, higher education, and service providers. For more information, please visit www.emergingthreatspro.com.
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