CAMPBELL, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of pervasive network security solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that Enrique Salem, former Symantec CEO, will join the ForeScout Technologies, Inc. board of directors. Salem brings more than 25 years of executive leadership and business strategy experience to ForeScout.
"Enterprise and government IT executives need to rethink how to better leverage their security investments to address BYOD and advanced threats," said Salem. "ForeScout's network security platform delivers the visibility, control and interoperability necessary to optimize IT resources and evolve defenses. I look forward to working with ForeScout's board and contributing to the company's success."
Salem has vast expertise working with high-technology corporations and is currently on the board at FireEye, Netskope, Atlassian, DocuSign and Biba. During his 19 years at Symantec, Salem served as president and CEO, chief operating officer and group president of worldwide sales and marketing, among other senior leadership roles with the company. Salem was president and CEO of Brightmail prior to its successful acquisition by Symantec. In March 2011, Salem was appointed to President Barack Obama's Management Advisory Board.
"We are honored to have Enrique join our board as we continue to expand capabilities to support our burgeoning global business," said Hezy Yeshurun, chairman of the ForeScout board. "His tremendous enterprise technology and business achievements complement the acumen of our board members."
ForeScout helps organizations gain complete visibility and automated control for all devices, users, systems and applications attempting to connect to an enterprise network - wired or wireless, managed or unmanaged, PC or mobile. ForeScout CounterACT identifies enterprise security control gaps, such as rogue devices, non-compliant systems or personal mobile device use, and offers options to isolate threats and dynamically fix issues with little or no IT intervention. More recently, the company made its platform more extensible for developers, system integrators and customers through its new ControlFabric Interface. This set of standards-based integration mechanisms allows disparate security and management systems to communicate bi-directionally with the platform and, ultimately, the CounterACT network security appliance to resolve a broad array of security risks and exposures.
Salem joins the board composed of Richard Anton, director of Amadeus Capital Partners Limited; Gord Boyce, CEO of ForeScout; T. Kent Elliot, a security and telecommunications industry veteran; Mark Jensen, a veteran of Deloitte & Touche; Rami Kalish, managing director and founder of Pitango Venture Capital; Theresia Gouw, general partner of Accel Partners; Doron Shikmoni, co-founder and chief strategy officer and Hezy Yeshurun, co-founder and chairman of the board.
About ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
ForeScout delivers pervasive network security by allowing organizations to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyberattacks. The company's CounterACT platform dynamically identifies and assesses all network users, endpoints and applications to provide complete visibility, intelligence and policy-based mitigation of security issues. ForeScout's open ControlFabric technology allows a broad range of IT security products and management systems to share information and automate remediation actions. Because ForeScout's solutions are easy to deploy, unobtrusive, flexible and scalable, they have been chosen by more than 1,500 enterprises and government agencies. Headquartered in Campbell, California, ForeScout offers its solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide. Learn more at www.forescout.com.