NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avanan, The Cloud Security Platform, today announced the appointment of Brant Kennedy to the position of Executive VP of Worldwide Sales. The addition of Kennedy to the Avanan team further accelerates the company's rapid growth in bringing innovative, next-generation cloud security to the enterprise IT market worldwide.
Kennedy brings to Avanan nearly 30 years of sales and marketing experience and an exceptional record in developing and growing tech startups in the areas of information security, mobility, networking, IOT and cloud. His extensive experience includes US and international markets, working with commercial and public sector customers.
Before joining Avanan, Kennedy served as EVP of Worldwide Sales at ForeScout, where he expanded the sales organization from 5 people to 200 and let it through the company’s most successful period of customer acquisition.
"Brant led our sales organization at ForeScout through six years of hyper growth and we are thrilled to have Brant join us again in Avanan," said Gil Friedrich, Avanan’s founder and CEO. "Our customer base has grown rapidly in the last year with customers ranging from SMB to Fortune 500. Brant’s experience is exactly what we need to build a team that can serve the full range of organizations that are moving to the cloud.”
"What excited and compelled me to join Avanan is that it solves a growing problem in a way that was never done before," said Brant Kennedy. “Whether it’s to prevent phishing or malware or the fear of data loss in the cloud, Avanan’s customers can activate security from the leading vendors in one click. This is not even possible in the data center! Security is the primary concern when companies move to the cloud and Avanan is the only vendor that can offer enterprise-class, best-of-breed security for SaaS.”
About Avanan, The Cloud Security Platform
Avanan secures Office365, GSuite, Box, Salesforce, AmazonS3 or any cloud applications with one click, using security technology from more than 70 industry leading vendors. Avanan has been named a 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor, a Red Herring “Top 100 North American Tech Startup” and one of CRN’s 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors. Avanan is based in New York City with R&D in Tel-Aviv. (http://www.avanan.com)