I'm excited to work for the company that established the gold standard in the security risk and compliance management space
San Jose, CA (Vocus) July 17, 2009
Skybox® Security, Inc., the leader in automated security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that they have engaged Spire Marketing and have appointed its principal, industry veteran Michelle Johnson Cobb, as Vice President, Worldwide Marketing. Ms. Cobb is a technology marketing executive and strategist focused on emerging companies and technologies. She brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, product management and systems development to her new role at Skybox Security.
Skybox Security launched its game-changing Skybox View platform in 2004, using a sophisticated and scalable solution to assess and pinpoint security and compliance risks in large IT networks. Today, the rapid growth of networks and evolution of IT threats make Skybox Security solutions indispensable to IT security and operations professionals. With Skybox Security, customers can visualize threat scenarios and automatically deploy IT resources to quickly address the most critical risk and availability issues.
"I'm excited to work for the company that established the gold standard in the security risk and compliance management space," said Cobb. "Skybox solutions have rapidly become 'must have' tools for IT security professionals, and with our stellar customer base, proven technology and highly-talented team, we're poised to take advantage of the growing demand for enterprise cyber-defense."
Ms. Cobb has led marketing teams at Asempra Technologies, McAfee, Tumbleweed Communications, and several network and security startup companies. Her focus has been on identifying new market opportunities and defining go-to-market strategies to drive market share and revenue growth for innovative products. She has brought to market solutions to improve the security of computer systems and networks, guarantee data and application availability, and ensure IT compliance with regulations. She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a B.S. Computer Science degree also from the University of Michigan.
"Even in this challenging economic climate we're adding new customers in a wider range of vertical markets than ever before," said Gidi Cohen, CEO and founder of Skybox Security. "It's an opportune time to leverage Michelle's extensive experience to accelerate our market growth and build a broad customer base in medium to large organizations."
The Skybox Security portfolio includes:
•Skybox Firewall Compliance Auditor (PCI Compliance, Change Assurance, Configuration Optimization)
Examines settings for tens or hundreds of firewalls, automatically identifying compliance and risk exposures. Alerts the IT team to resolve mis-configurations, fix conflicting firewall rules, and optimize firewall configurations.
•Skybox Network Compliance Auditor (Network Modeling, Connectivity Troubleshooting)
Reduces network configuration exposures through up-to-the-minute network mapping and analysis. Examines network controls and balances security, compliance, and availability needs.
•Skybox Risk Exposure Analyzer (Attack Modeling, Risk Assessment, Vulnerability Prioritization, Patch Optimization)
Pinpoints critical IT risks and vulnerabilities and finds effective remediation alternatives. Predicts potential attack scenarios with a visual model of network topology, vulnerabilities, device configurations, and potential threats.
•Skybox Threat Alert Manager (Threat Correlation, Threat Life Cycle Workflow)
Manages the life-cycle and workflow of threat alerts. Correlates and analyzes threat alert feeds, patch history, vulnerability and asset data for informed threat mitigation decisions.
•Skybox Security Profile Advisor (Vulnerability and Patch Management Dashboard)
Provides a governance dashboard for vulnerability and patch management programs, leveraging any number of vulnerability scanners, asset management and patch management systems.
About Skybox Security, Inc.
Skybox Security, Inc. is the leader in automated security risk and compliance management solutions, helping IT organizations pinpoint and prioritize security risks, compliance and availability exposures within minutes. Our solutions automatically collect and analyze comprehensive data about network topology and systems, configuration settings, threats and vulnerabilities - anticipating the most urgent IT concerns before harm has been done. Medium to large organizations in Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, Government, Utilities and Defense rely on Skybox Security solutions to reduce risk exposure and achieve compliance. For more information visit http://www.skyboxsecurity.com.
NOTE: Skybox® is a registered trademark of Skybox Security, Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change at any time without prior notice. © 2009 Skybox Security, Inc. All rights reserved.
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