Cyphort Adds Security Industry Veterans to Its Executive Team

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With Anthony James Leading Product Management and Marketing and Kester Kyrie Heading Up North American Sales, Cyphort Prepares For Market Success

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“Kester and Anthony both have extensive experience launching and growing successful security companies and really understand the challenges Cyphort customers face”

Cyphort, an innovative provider of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection Solutions, today announced Anthony James as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing and Kester Kylie as Vice President of North American Sales. Having recently raised $15.5 in Series B funding, Cyphort is accelerating the delivery and adoption of Cyphort’s context-driven approach to APT protection. With proven track records, deep domain expertise in Information Security and more than 40 years of Sales, Product Management and Marketing between them, Anthony and Kester round out an all star team of accomplished security professionals, and will play a vital role in Cyphort’s ascension as it responds to increasing demand for solutions that can help organizations better understand, respond to and protect against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

“I am delighted to welcome Kester and Anthony to the Cyphort team. They both have extensive experience launching and growing successful security companies and really understand the challenges our customers face,” said Manoj Leelanivas, CEO, Cyphort. “Cyphort’s approach to APT defense is the right solution at the right time, and we are currently building the right team to bring it to market. Anthony and Kester are without a doubt the right people to drive our go-to-market efforts, and I look forward to our continued expansion and success.”

Anthony James has more than 20 years of experience driving network and security technology and marketing strategies, and has held executive leadership roles for many successful security companies. Prior to Cyphort, Mr. James was Executive Vice President of Products at FireEye, where he was responsible for defining the company’s product strategy and roadmap. Prior to FireEye, Mr. James was Vice President and General Manager for Blue Coat's Cloud business unit. Mr. James joined Blue Coat after a long tenure at Fortinet, where as Vice President of Marketing and Products, he helped the company grow from a start-up to its current status and a network security powerhouse,

“One of my favorite things about Cyphort is that we provide the ability to quickly hone in on the true nature and intent of sophisticated attacks, enabling security teams to respond to them in as targeted and purposeful a manner as their attackers,” said Anthony James, Vice President of Marketing and Products for Cyphort. “In a threat landscape where the attackers always seem to be a step ahead, I am incredibly excited to deliver a solution that gives enterprises a strong home court advantage.”

Mr. Kyrie brings more than 24 years of enterprise sales experience in wireless, security and networking. Prior to Cyphort, Mr. Kyrie served as Aruba Networks’ Vice-President of Sales for the West. During his tenure at Aruba, Mr Kyrie in instrumental in growing revenues from its first sale to over $600 million and seeing the company through a successful IPO in 2007.

Prior to Aruba, Mr. Kyrie was the Director of Sales, Western Region for Intruvert Networks, which was acquired by McAfee in 2002 and managed the global hosting business for Alteon WebSystems, which was bought by Nortel.

“Cyphort’s mission is to help security professionals work smarter and more efficiently,” said Kester Kyrie, Vice President of North American Sales for Cyphort. “Not only do our customers need better malware detection, they need help placing advanced threats in context of their business so they can make better decisions faster, and that’s exactly what the Cyphort Platform will enable them to do.”

About Cyphort
Cyphort is innovative provider of Advanced Threat Protection solutions that deliver a complete defense against current and emerging Advanced Persistent Threats, targeted attacks and zero day vulnerabilities. The Cyphort Platform accurately detects and analyzes next generation malware, providing actionable, contextual intelligence that enables security teams to respond to sophisticated attacks faster, more effectively, and in as targeted and purposeful a manner as their attackers. Cyphort's software-based, distributed architecture detects and protects an organization’s virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure against sophisticated attacks. Malware detection for Windows, OSX and Linux allows businesses to extract maximum value from IT assets without compromising the security of an organization. Founded by experts in advanced threats from government intelligence agencies and premier network security companies, Cyphort is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit:

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