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GuardiCore Expands Executive Leadership Team

Industry veterans from Check Point, Imperva, IXIA and CTERA Join GuardiCore to Accelerate Expansion of Data Center Active Attack Security

Tel Aviv, Israel – August 18, 2015 – GuardiCore, the internal data center breach detection and response innovator, today announced the appointment of two industry leaders who will accelerate the growth and the market adoption of its solution.  GuardiCore’s product detects, analyzes and responds in real time to threats after they have penetrated the perimeter.  In advance of the general availability of its product, the company today announces Sharon Besser joining as Vice President, Products and Herve Bourgeois joining as Vice President, Sales, EMEA.

“Modern data centers are missing defense in depth, and firewalls are not enough to detect and respond to threats,” said Pavel Gurvich, GuardiCore CEO. “Traffic rates inside modern data centers are exploding, and conventional security techniques such as IDS, AV and Sandboxing simply don’t work there, leaving the data center insecure.

We are redefining this space with an out-of-the-box approach which calls for an outstanding team. Herve and Sharon bring the right industry experience and leadership to do just that.”

A year ago, GuardiCore announced $11 million funding from top tier VCs Battery Ventures and Greylock.  Already, customer and industry response to GuardiCore’s unique approach to internal data center attack security has been very positive. These executive additions will continue the forward momentum of the company.

Hervé has 30 years of experience in building and leading exceptional enterprise sales operations and strategies, including eight years as VP Sales EMEA of Check Point Software Technologie, the leading internet security company, where he grew revenues from zero to over $300M per year in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining GuardiCore, Hervé served as VP Sales EMEA & Asia Pacific at CTERA, a leader in the emerging Cloud Storage Gateways market.

Sharon is an accomplished data and network security expert with a successful track record combining deep technical hands-on excellence with market vision to incubate new solutions and develop next generation technologies.  Sharon was the co-founder of Publicom (acquired by Comsec), co-founder of EyeOTee Inc., VP Technologies at Net Optics, acquired by IXIA, VP of products strategy at Imperva, Director of security solutions at Check Point and Director of security products at Websense, through the acquisition of Port Authority Technologies.

About GuardiCore:

Founded in 2013 and funded by Battery Ventures, Greylock IL and strategic investors, GuardiCore has the passion, knowledge and means to transform security inside data centers and clouds. With GuardiCore, enterprises gain real time visibility, understanding and response to illicit activity within the data center in minutes not months.

Leveraging threat deception and application-level network visualization, Guardicore’s distributed inner breach detection and automated attack mitigation solution is uniquely designed to address the security challenges across virtual, high traffic, high volume data center environments. For more information, or to set a meeting at VMworld US, San Francisco, August 30 to Sept. 3, visit