BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- iboss, the leader in cloud security, announced today that David DeWalt, founder of NightDragon Security and former CEO and Chairman of McAfee and FireEye, is joining iboss's Board of Directors. Recognized as one of the most successful cybersecurity leaders in the industry, DeWalt brings more than 25 years of experience to his newest endeavor.
DeWalt is known as a revolutionary icon for driving Fortune 1000 companies to their greatest potential. DeWalt joined FireEye in 2012 as CEO and Chairman of the Board where he led the company through rapid growth as it established the market for advanced threat protection. DeWalt served as McAfee President and CEO from April 2007 to May 2012 where he directed the acquisition of McAfee by Intel for $7.7 billion. DeWalt has also held top leadership positions at Quest Software, Segue Technologies, and Oracle Corporation. DeWalt currently serves as Independent Director of Delta Air Lines, Inc. and Managing Director at AllegisCyber, and serves on numerous boards across the technology field including ForeScout Technologies and Optiv. DeWalt was also appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC).
With cybersecurity heading into a cloud-first world, this is a strategic time for DeWalt to join iboss. "David DeWalt's vision in technology and cybersecurity is unparalleled in the industry and aligns perfectly with iboss's vision to completely transform network security from traditional on-prem security appliances to cloud security designed to secure devices and users everywhere," said Paul Martini, CEO of iboss.
"The cloud has changed everything, not just enabling business but also in protecting it. The security mantra of "defense in depth" is severely limited now and vendors and customers alike need to adapt quickly to these changes. iboss can help solve this problem with their next generation cloud first gateway solution," said David DeWalt.
The iboss platform is natively built for the cloud using a proprietary containerized architecture allowing 100% of all firewall and proxy security functions traditionally found in on-prem appliances to transition easily to the cloud. The iboss cloud platform changes the way cloud security is delivered, allowing organizations to migrate from traditional network security appliances to security delivered in the cloud. With mobility, cloud application use and bandwidth use exponentially increasing by the day, using traditional means to secure cloud connectivity with appliances is ineffective as the traditional network perimeter has eroded. The iboss platform is critical to ensure fast and secure connections to cloud applications and enable cloud adoption in a secure and scalable way. The iboss cloud secures Internet access on any device, from any location, in the cloud making the cloud-first future a reality.
Dave DeWalt will be a fundamental contributor in changing the network security space which is currently transitioning from traditional means of securing devices and users via on-prem network security appliances, such as firewalls and proxies, to SaaS delivered cloud security. All applications are moving the cloud allowing users to work from anywhere, including outside the traditional network perimeter. Cloud security moves all security functions from firewalls and proxies to the cloud and delivers these capabilities as a SaaS offering allowing administrators to focus on security and compliance instead of unmanageable network infrastructure. Dave's foundation in cybersecurity combined with network security provides the insight needed as iboss transforms the network security space which is needed to make the cloud driven future a reality.
iboss has received many recent accolades including:
- Cloud Company of the Year, Stratus Awards
- Winner in four Infosec Award Categories – Leader Cloud Security, Leader Security Company of the Year, Leader Network Security and Management, and Hot Cloud SaaS/Cloud Security
- Secure Web Gateway Solution of the Year, Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards
- JMP Elite 80
- Cloud Security Product of the Year – Large Enterprises, Computing's Cloud Excellence Awards
- Cloud Security Innovation, The Golden Bridge Awards
- Cloud Security Award Winner, IT World Awards
- Top Five Leaders in Cybersecurity, Industry Leaders
iboss is a cloud security company that provides organizations and their employees secure access to the Internet on any device, from any location, in the cloud. This eliminates the need for traditional security appliances, which are ineffective at protecting a cloud-first and mobile world. Leveraging a purpose-built cloud architecture backed by over 100 patents and more than 100 points of presence globally, iboss protects more than 4,000 organizations worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.iboss.com.