Digital Guardian Announces CEO Transition

Digital Guardian (DG) today announced that Ken Levine has stepped down as president and CEO for personal reasons. Digital Guardian has initiated a CEO search, and Paul Ciriello, an investor and member of Digital Guardians Board of Directors, will act as Interim CEO to oversee the companys day-to-day operations. Levine will remain on the Board of Directors and also act as a strategic advisor during the CEO search and transition.

For the past four and a half years Ken has guided Digital Guardian through a significant growth period and we are very grateful for his contributions to the business, said Ciriello. Kens drive has positioned Digital Guardian as a market leader in both data loss prevention and endpoint detection and response. His contributions have strongly positioned Digital Guardians continued expansion.

Ken Levine said, I am extremely proud of Digital Guardians success and how weve transformed the company and its product portfolio to provide the highest level of data protection for our customers. Digital Guardian is fortunate to have Paul during this time of transition as hes an experienced business leader who is deeply involved with our strategy, brand, and technology.

Digital Guardian has a rich heritage in data protection, with more than 1,000 customers “ including 7 of the top 10 U.S. intellectual property holders “ teaming with us to protect their most valuable assets, continued Ciriello. Were building on that foundation to capitalize on opportunities that the rapidly expanding data protection market presents. The senior management team, the board and I are ensuring a smooth transition and we thank Ken for his tireless efforts.

About Digital Guardian Digital Guardian provides the industrys only data protection platform that is purpose built to stop data theft from both insiders and external adversaries. The Digital Guardian Data Protection Platform performs across the corporate network, traditional endpoints and cloud applications and is buttressed by the DG Cloud, a big data security analytics backend, to see and block all threats to sensitive information. For more than 15 years, it has enabled data-rich organizations to protect their most valuable assets with a choice of on premises, SaaS or managed service deployment. Digital Guardians unique data awareness combined with behavioral threat detection and response, enables you to protect data without slowing the pace of your business. To learn more please visit:

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