Fortscale Bolsters Leadership Team and Expands Advisors

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Company Appoints David Somerville as SVP Worldwide Sales, DropBox’s Patrick Heim to Advisory Board, and Voltage Security’s Sathvik Krishnamurthy to Board of Directors

Fortscale Security Ltd., the pioneer in autonomous, machine learning-based user behavior analytics, announced it has added three key members to its expanding leadership team. Joining Fortscale are David Somerville as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Sathvik Krishnamurthy to Fortscale’s Board of Directors, and Patrick Heim to the Fortscale Advisory Board. All three offer deep security and executive experience, and will help guide Fortscale as it enters its next phase of growth.

“Fortscale continues to expand at a rapid pace and it is imperative to have a team in place that can keep this momentum going,” said Idan Tendler, founder & CEO, Fortscale. “The addition of David, Sathvik, and Patrick will not only help us surpass our immediate goals, but will also help develop our long-term strategy as the company continues to grow.”

Joining Fortscale as the company’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Customer Success is David Somerville. Mr. Somerville has more than 15 years of executive experience in sales, strategic alliances, and support services. Previously at Cloudmark and, he was responsible for revenue growth, customer acquisition, and strategic alliances with leading enterprises, governments, and communication service providers globally.

“Fortscale’s ability to take something as complex as user behavior analytics and make it accessible -- and successful -- for working security teams is a game changer,” said David Somerville, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Customer Success, Fortscale. “I’m eager to expand Fortscale’s global reach and help companies discover the benefits and ROI of Fortscale’s UBA solution.”

Fortscale also expanded its advisors with the addition of Sathvik Krishnamurthy to its Board of Directors. Mr. Krishnamurthy is an entrepreneur and advisor with deep security roots. As the president and CEO of Voltage Security for 12 years, he helped grow the company from founding through acquisition by HP in 2015. Mr. Krishnamurthy will lend his considerable operational experience in building high-growth companies to Fortscale’s executive team.

“Now that the User Behavior Analytics market has come to the security forefront, Fortscale finds itself in an attractive situation as a pioneer in the space,” said Sathvik Krishnamurthy, Fortscale Board of Directors. “Fortscale has strong momentum with both customers and partners, and I’m excited to join the Board and play a role in guiding the company’s next chapter of success.”

Also joining Fortscale as a member of the company’s Advisory Board is Patrick Heim. Mr. Heim is a security industry leader with over 15 years of experience and currently serves as Head of Trust & Security at Dropbox. Mr. Heim is also a board member at Cylance, an advanced threat prevention company. In his career, Mr. Heim has served in a variety of CISO and Trust Officer roles.

“The frequency and severity of compromises associated with insider threats have been steadily rising. Many organizations are ill-prepared to process the mountains of raw data they possess to detect this activity,” said Patrick Heim, Fortscale Advisory Board. “I look forward to working with the Fortscale team to help them deliver the next generation of user behavior analytics solutions.”

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Fortscale ends insider threats with a totally new generation of autonomous, rule-free user behavior analytics based on machine learning. With no rules to set up, Fortscale starts getting smarter the second you turn it on. Fortscale models your users and systems autonomously, on-the-fly. Fortscale spots anomalous behavior quickly, accurately, and without constantly begging for attention. Backed by Intel Capital and Blumberg Capital, Fortscale’s insider threat solution lowers analyst stress levels and makes your whole security operation work a whole lot better. For more information, visit

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