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FORESCOUT NAMES ENRIQUE SALEM, FORMER SYMANTEC CEO, TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ForeScout Technologies, a leading provider of pervasive network security solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organisations, has 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.

Enrique Salem
Enrique Salem

“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 optimise IT resources and evolve defences. 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 honoured to have Enrique join our board as we continue to expand capabilities to support our burgeoning global business,” said HezyYeshurun, chairman of the ForeScout board. “His tremendous enterprise technology and business achievements complement the acumen of our board members.”

ForeScout helps organisations 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; TheresiaGouw, general partner of Accel Partners; DoronShikmoni, co-founder and chief strategy officer and HezyYeshurun, co-founder and chairman of the board.

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