Noted Cybersecurity Expert John Pirc Joins Bricata as Chief Strategy Officer

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Bricata, a leader in next generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) security, announces the appointment of John Pirc, a noted security intelligence and cybercrime expert, as Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, John will help formulate, facilitate and communicate Bricata’s overarching global go-to-market strategy, including technology development and product roadmap planning.

Bricata, LLC, a leader in next generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) security, today announced the appointment of John Pirc, a noted security intelligence and cybercrime expert, as Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, John will help formulate, facilitate and communicate Bricata’s overarching global go-to-market strategy, including technology development and product roadmap planning.

“I’m really excited to join the leadership team at Bricata. While serving as a Board Advisor, I spent a few weeks analyzing the underlying technology, roadmap and the entire product portfolio. Based on my experience in working for some of the largest security vendors in the world, Bricata has developed a highly innovated and competitive solution that is going to be disruptive to the entire NGIPS market,” said John.

With more than 15+ years of experience across all areas of security, John is the co-author of two books, Blackhatonomics: An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime (published in December 2012), and Cybercrime and Espionage (published in February 2011) and is currently co-authoring a book on Threat Forecasting. John also speaks at top-tier security conferences worldwide such as RSA, Blackhat, AusCERT and Security B-Sides.

John’s extensive expertise in the security field includes roles in cybersecurity research and development for the Central Intelligence Agency, Chief Technology Officer at CSG LTD, Chief Technology Officer at NSS Labs, Inc., Product Manager at Cisco, Product Line Executive for Security Products at IBM Internet Security Systems, Director of McAfee's Network Defense Business Unit, and Director of Security Intelligence at HP Enterprise Security Products, where he led the strategy for next-generation security products.

“John brings a depth of cybercrime and security defense knowledge to Bricata that will really help us plan and develop security infrastructure technology and products to advance the goal of creating tomorrow’s intrusion prevention and defense solutions today,” says John Trauth, Bricata CEO. “John helps round out a team of IT business experts, making Bricata uniquely positioned to understand the need for improved security, not only for large open enterprises but also for smaller companies that have budget constraints or limited security personnel.”

The Bricata solution delivers multiple security functions normally found in stand-alone products, with a simplified management interface to make operations and maintenance much easier than navigating disparate tools. In addition to NGIPS, Bricata includes SSL decryption, full packet capture, event management and log aggregation, correlation and forwarding, data protection and exfiltration prevention, web content filtering, application profiling, and policy enforcement.

Designed to provide security at the core of the network where 80% of threats occur, Bricata’s fully integrated ProAccel solution is available in six speeds – 500 Mbps, and at 1, 5, 10, 40 and 100 Gbps – giving it the flexibility to protect networks large and small. To learn more about Bricata’ security products, visit http://www.bricata.com.

About Bricata: Bricata is a leading developer of innovative, high-throughput network security and data protection solutions. Our Bricata ProAccel Appliances are based on Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) technology, enabling both small and large enterprises to secure and protect data and networks cost effectively, without sacrificing performance or creating bottlenecks that inhibit productivity.

Using our high-speed solutions to automate the capture, analysis and disposition of threats to network security at the core, Bricata offers more efficient threat protection across network and cloud-based devices. Built on the open source Suricata engine, and augmented with proprietary software and hardware to make it faster, more reliable and more user friendly, Bricata delivers double the throughput and detection performance in a single appliance at roughly half the cost of traditional IPS solutions.

Now deployed across both the public and private sectors, Bricata’s security products are enabling its clients to do more with less, providing the means for customers to minimize the time, risk and expense of maintaining a reliable intrusion prevention infrastructure so that they can be more productive, competitive and compliant at a dramatically reduced cost. See for yourself – visit us at http://www.bricata.com to schedule a demo or a test drive.

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