20-Year Cyber Security Veteran to Provide Expertise and Counsel as Company Continues Growth and Momentum
FREMONT, Calif. — June 1, 2021 — Attivo Networks®, the leader in lateral movement attack detection and privilege escalation prevention, today announced that Manoj Apte, former chief strategy officer Zscaler has joined the company’s Board of Directors. As a board member, he will be tasked with providing counsel on messaging, positioning and integration with partnerships for the organization.
“Manoj is an accomplished leader with extensive experience in product development and go-to-market strategy,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO of Attivo Networks. “We are honored to have him join our board and have complete confidence in his counsel as we rapidly accelerate growth and build momentum. His support further validates the direction that Attivo has taken.”
“Identity is and remains the beachhead for all cybersecurity attacks, said Manoj Apte, board member of Attivo Networks. “To address this challenge, Attivo Networks has been thoughtfully evolving its platform to focus more broadly than its core deception area. I look forward to helping the team as they continue to expand into identity protection, Active Directory protection and augment endpoint security.”
Mr. Apte has over 20 years of experience in running product management, sales enablement, marketing, forging strategic partnerships and delivering industry-leading cybersecurity solutions. During his 13-year tenure at Zscaler, he was a notable player in the growth of the company and ultimately responsible for defining its cloud security platform and service offerings. He holds a Ph.D. in computational engineering (machine learning) from Mississippi State and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
About Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks®, the leader in lateral movement attack detection and privilege escalation prevention, delivers a superior defense for countering threat activity. Through cyber deception and other tactics, the Attivo ThreatDefend® Platform offers a customer-proven, scalable solution for denying, detecting, and derailing attackers and reducing attack surfaces without relying on signatures. The portfolio provides patented innovative defenses at critical points of attack, including at endpoints, in Active Directory, in the cloud, and across the entire network by preventing and misdirecting attack activity. Forensics, automated attack analysis, and third-party integrations streamline incident response. Deception as a defense strategy continues to grow and is an integral part of NIST Special Publications and MITRE Shield, and its capabilities tightly align to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework. Attivo has won over 150 awards for its technology innovation and leadership. www.attivonetworks.com.