ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading cybersecurity provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organisations, has announced the appointment of Brian Gumbel as vice president of America’s sales, Bettina Koblick as chief people officer, and Jason Pishotti as senior vice president of services and support.

To support the company’s rapid growth and foster its thriving culture, ForeScout has aggressively sought out a veteran lineup of heavy-hitters who bring industry expertise and proven track records for delivering results. These additions make the ForeScout leadership team even more of a force to be reckoned with.

  • Brian Gumbel – ForeScout’s vice president of America’s sales was most recently vice president of Americas East and Canada at Tanium, and previously served in a variety of leadership roles at Intel Security Group and Cisco. Brian brings a strong understanding of sales, sales organisation management and network security.
  • Bettina Koblick – Symantec’s former chief human resources officer joins ForeScout in the role of chief people officer. Bettina has an impressive resume, and a knack for spotting talent. She brings more than two decades of HR experience to the company­, largely gained in companies undergoing explosive growth.
  • Jason Pishotti – ForeScout’s senior vice president of customer support and professional services brings over 20 years of high-tech customer support experience to ForeScout. He previously served as EMC subsidiary VCE’s vice president of customer support services. As customer service is a major area of focus for ForeScout, Jason will be instrumental in guiding that business unit.
Bettina Koblick, chief people officer at ForeScout Technologies
Bettina Koblick, chief people officer at ForeScout Technologies

“Each of these industry leaders clearly understands ForeScout’s position and potential in the marketplace, and strongly believes in creating enormous value for customers and investors. They’re a testament to the bright future of ForeScout, and I’m thrilled to have them join our team of outstanding leaders,” said Michael DeCesare, president and chief executive officer of ForeScout Technologies.

Brian Gumbel, vice president, Americas, ForeScout Technologies, said: “Several factors attracted me to ForeScout, including a great environment filled with passionate people who believe in open collaboration. ForeScout has a hot technology in a hyper-growth market, and I’m eager to use my experience in the cybersecurity industry to increase the company’s market share. Finally, the strong executive leadership of Mike DeCesare and board members Enrique Salem and Dave DeWalt presents a clear vision and identity for the company. I share that vision and am eager to take on this new challenge.”

Brian Gumbel, Vice President, Americas at ForeScout Technologies Inc.
Brian Gumbel, Vice President, Americas at ForeScout Technologies Inc.

ForeScout helps organisations reduce their security vulnerabilities with comprehensive visibility for both agent and agentless devices, improve their security posture with multi-vendor orchestration and protect their valuable assets with automated enforcement. This combination is critical to address the security risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the lack of integration across cybersecurity products.

About ForeScout CounterACT

ForeScout CounterACT™ is a platform that provides continuous security monitoring and mitigation. It allows IT organisations to efficiently address numerous access, endpoint compliance and threat management challenges even within today’s complex, dynamic and expansive enterprise networks. Taking advantage of next-gen network access control (NAC) capabilities, CounterACT delivers both real-time intelligence and policy-based control to preempt threats and remediate problems while preserving business productivity.

ForeScout CounterACT works with an organisation’s existing infrastructure via its ControlFabric™ architecture. This set of integration technologies enables ForeScout CounterACT and other IT solutions to exchange information, enhance control context, and efficiently mitigate a wide variety of network, security and operational issues. As a result, users can achieve continuous monitoring and mitigation capabilities that better leverage their infrastructure investments and optimise IT resources.

About ForeScout Technologies

For Global 2000 enterprises and government organisations, ForeScout offers the unique ability to see devices the instant they connect to the network, control them and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools. Unlike traditional security solutions, ForeScout achieves this without requiring software agents or previous device knowledge. ForeScout integrates with leading network, security, mobility and IT management products to overcome security silos, automate workflows and enable significant cost savings. As of September 2015, more than 1,900 customers in over 60 countries are vastly improving their network security and compliance posture with ForeScout solutions.

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