Okta, CrowdStrike, Netskope, and Proofpoint Join Together to Secure Remote Work

Companies to deliver integrated product solutions, advanced insights, and reference architectures to seamlessly implement a comprehensive security strategy Okta, Inc., CrowdStrike, Inc., Netskope, and Proofpoint, Inc. announced the companies are coordinating to help organizations implement an integrated, zero trust security strategy required to protect today’s dynamic and remote working environments. COVID-19 has ignited a rapid shift to remote work, moving people and assets outside the confines of a traditional perimeter.…

TechBytes with Michael Sentonas, CTO at CrowdStrike

Hi Mike, COVID is a wrecker. How has it impacted your business? 70% of CrowdStrike’s workforce is remote during normal times so we are not skipping a beat. We were purpose-built to be remote-first from the beginning, over eight years ago, so all systems and tools are in place to support remote work running smoothly at scale. However, that’s definitely not been the case with every business. As organizations have been forced to have employees work remotely in order to avoid spreading COVID-19, significant cybersecurity…

Okta Strengthens Connection between Identity and Devices Through Strategic Endpoint Protection and Management Partnerships with VMware…

New integrations deliver device risk signals into the Okta Identity Cloud to unlock more secure, seamless access across endpoint ecosystems Okta, Inc., the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today at Oktane20 Live announced new strategic partnerships with leading endpoint protection and management providers VMware Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, and Tanium. The new integration partnerships provide a broad set of device risk signals to the Okta Identity Cloud, enabling enterprises to combine endpoint…

CrowdStrike Announces Winners of Customer Excellence Awards at User Conference Fal.Con UNITE 2019

CrowdStrike® Inc., a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced the winners of its Customer Excellence Awards at its third annual user conference, Fal.Con UNITE. The awards program recognizes organizations and business leaders who have demonstrated a lasting commitment to elevate the role and impact of cybersecurity, and have implemented cutting-edge security technologies and proactive security strategies. Fal.Con UNITE featured compelling keynotes and sessions from some of the world’s top minds in…

CrowdStrike Announces Establishment of Falcon Fund

In Partnership with Accel, Crowdstrike Will Co-Invest in Security Startups That Are Building Applications on the Crowdstrike Falcon Platform CrowdStrike Inc., a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, announced the launch of Falcon Fund, an $20 million dollar early stage investment fund started by CrowdStrike®, in partnership with Accel. Falcon Fund will focus on seed and Series A investments in startups that are building applications on the CrowdStrike Falcon platform. The Falcon Fund will act as a co-investor…

ProofID & Preempt Announce Strategic Global Partnership

ProofID and Preempt are proud to announce they have entered into a global strategic partnership, combining ProofID’s technical expertise in the identity and access management space with Preempt’s patented Conditional Access technology ProofID and Preempt are proud to announce they have entered into a global strategic partnership, combining ProofID’s technical expertise in the identity and access management space with Preempt’s patented Conditional Access technology. Marketing Technology News: LiveArea Expands into…

Salsify Closes $155 Million Series E Financing Led by Warburg Pincus

Salsify, Inc., the leading commerce experience platform that helps brands win on the digital shelf, announced that it has closed a $155 million Series E round of financing led by Warburg Pincus, a leading global investment firm focused on growth. "From skyrocketing traffic across major online retail sites to step function growth in direct to consumer channels, this year is when the digital shelf became the focal point of how consumers research, buy from and develop relationships with brands," said Jason Purcell, Salsify…

Privitar Closes $80 Million Series C Funding Round Led by Warburg Pincus

Data privacy leader to expand platform capabilities, accelerate growth, and empower businesses worldwide to unlock the advantage of safe, useable data Privitar, the leading data privacy platform provider, today announced that it has completed an $80 million Series C funding round led by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, with participation from Accel, Partech, IQ Capital, Salesforce Ventures and ABN AMRO Ventures. The investment comes less than a year after a $40 million Series B…

ForgeRock Expands Leadership Team to Extend Success in Cloud

Renee Beckloff, VP of Cloud Success, and Sudhakar Peddibhotla, VP of Engineering, join digital identity leader ForgeRock, the leading provider in digital identity, announced the appointment of Renee Beckloff as VP of Cloud Success and Sudhakar Peddibhotla as VP of Engineering for Autonomous Identity. These strategic hires reinforce ForgeRock’s commitment to delivering the most comprehensive identity platform for customers to deepen relationships with their consumers and increase the productivity and connectivity of their…

Ex-Twitter CISO, Mike Convertino, joins Arceo and leads a CISO Revolution

Mike Convertino, the former CISO of Twitter, Crowdstrike and F5 Networks as well as CTO of the Security Product Group at F5, has joined Arceo as Chief Security Officer and he is on a mission.  Mike, and a growing tribe of CISO's from major enterprises, have begun a self-styled "CISO Revolution" not only to change how CISOs themselves are treated, but also fundamentally to alter the way companies perceive and support cyber security. Collectively, the global cyber security market…

CIO Leadership: Driving Towards the Future: Digital Transformation and Business Transformation to Take Center Stage at the Upcoming HMG…

Leading technology executives speaking at the 2019 Stamford CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Harriet Edelman, Vice Chairman, Emigrant Bank; Matthew Lagana, CISO, MBIA; Tom McCurley, CIO, The Chefs’ Warehouse; Shamla Naidoo, Managing Partner, IBM Global Security Services; David Pogue, technology columnist, TV correspondent and author; Frank Price, VP and CISO, CVS Health; and Colette Rubio, SVP, Enterprise Technology, WWE Digital disruption and technological innovation are forging a brand-new future for business, and…

DecisionLink Delivers World’s First Customer Value Management Platform – ValueCloud – to take Customer Relationships to the Next…

The ValueCloud garners new industry category – Customer Value Management DecisionLink announced that the DecisionLink ValueCloud has been named and certified by Vendor Neutral in a brand new category: customer value management. Customer value management (CVM) uses metrics to ensure high levels of value are delivered to every customer based on their needs throughout the life of the relationship. Managing customer value as a practice and with an enabling application allows enterprises to treat customer value as a strategic…

Menlo Security Hires Scott Fuselier as Chief Revenue Officer and Young-Sae Song as Chief Marketing Officer

Secure Web Visionary Expands Sales and Marketing Teams with New Executive Hires to Drive Global Expansion Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security, announced it has hired Scott Fuselier as chief revenue officer (CRO) and Young-Sae Song as chief marketing officer (CMO), expanding the company’s sales and marketing teams. Both Fuselier and Song will report to the CEO and company founder, Amir Ben Efraim. As CRO, Fuselier will lead the company’s global sales efforts and be responsible for bolstering Menlo Security’s reach…

People.ai Appoints Godfrey Sullivan to its Board of Directors

People.ai, creators of the only Revenue Intelligence System powered by AI, announced Godfrey Sullivan has joined its board of directors. As the former CEO of Splunk, Inc., Sullivan led the company’s initial public offering (IPO). Splunk was considered the first significant big data company to enter the public market, and its IPO is considered one of the most successful in Silicon Valley history. Sullivan has sat on Splunk’s board of directors since 2008 and from 2011-2019 was chairman, and he was named to the board of…