Charles Giancarlo Joins Attivo Networks Board of Directors
Industry Leader to Provide Expertise to Drive Shift in the Security Paradigm from Prevention Only to Real-time Threat Detection and Incident Response
Fremont, CA., May 5, 2015— Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cyber security threat detection, today announced that Charles Giancarlo, former Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Development Officer for Cisco Systems has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Giancarlo brings extensive experience in product development and go-to-market strategy and has been a highly sought Board member who currently serves on the boards of Accenture, Arista, Blue Jeans Network, Imperva, and ServiceNow. He has also served on the boards of Skype and Netflix.
“Charlie is one of the most accomplished leader in our industry with solid operational and governance background,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO of Attivo Networks. “We are truly honored to have him join our board and we will count on his counsel as we scale our business and establish Attivo Networks as the undisputed leader in our category. His support validates the impact that the Attivo technology and team is having on securing our clients’ networks.
“Attivo Networks technology has been rapidly adopted by many Fortune 500 companies,” Giancarlo states. “Their unique approach to threat detection and incident response easily and inexpensively solves key challenges in the detection, deterrence and forensics necessary to fight today’s escallating cyberattacks. I look forward to helping the swift growth of the company.”
Mr. Giancarlo has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications and networking industries. Most recently he was a Senior Advisor to Silver Lake Partners and was previously Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. During his 14 years at Cisco, he was a key player in the growth of the company and was ultimately responsible for the products comprising 80% of Cisco’s revenues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University where he serves on the board of trustees, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where he serves on the board of advisors, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks® is the leader in dynamic deception technology, which in real-time detects intrusions inside user networks, data centers, cloud, and ICS-SCADA environments before the data is breached. Leveraging high-interaction decoy and luring techniques, the Attivo Deception Platform entices attackers into revealing themselves and improves incident response with actionable alerts, without generating false positives. Designed for efficiency, there are no dependencies on signatures, database lookup or heavy computation to detect and defend against cyber threats. Attivo solutions capture full forensics and provide the threat intelligence to shut down current and protect against future attacks. www.attivonetworks.com
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