SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exabeam, a big data security analytics company, announced today that it has appointed Mark Seward as vice president of marketing. Former senior director, public sector at Splunk, a provider of operational intelligence software, Seward brings more than 15 years of experience in security, product management and marketing, and will be responsible for all facets of marketing. He joins Exabeam at an exciting time as the company prepares to launch its solution, which delivers on the promises security information and event management (SIEM) made to leverage big data to detect attacks. It does this by adding a layer of security intelligence on top of existing SIEM and log management technologies to automatically determine the likelihood of an attack and prioritize responses.
Seward joins a growing and seasoned executive management team, following the recent additions of early SIEM innovator Doron Keller as senior security researcher and former Imperva Senior Vice President of worldwide sales Ralph Pisani. The executive team appointments follow the recent $10 million financing round led by Matt Howard at Norwest Venture Partners that included investments from Theresia Gouw at Aspect Ventures and angel investor Shlomo Kramer.
“Mark comes to Exabeam with a proven track record and will be instrumental to the team as we continue our work with customer and partners to help them more quickly identify data breaches before they take hold,” said Nir Polak, co-founder and CEO at Exabeam. “His strategic vision, combined with his expertise in SIEM and security analytics, will enhance the direction of Exabeam as we deliver a better way for enterprises to meet the challenges of today’s cybersecurity threats.”
In his time at Splunk, Seward created the company’s original security positioning and helped grow the company’s revenues tenfold to more than $100 million. His leadership and direction saw Splunk recognized as a leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM. Seward holds a Master of Science degree in information technology from the University of Maryland’s University College. Prior to Splunk, Mark served as director of product management at LogLogic and director of product marketing for Qualys.
“Exabeam gives enterprise security teams a leg up on the fight against malicious attacks by providing a higher level of user behavior intelligence on top of existing systems, offering an entire view of baseline network activity that provides more actionable analysis to enterprises,” said Seward, vice president of marketing at Exabeam. “The company’s investors and management team are world-class, and together we are creating something that every security professional will need, regardless of skill level.”
Exabeam, a leading provider of big data security analytics, is unlocking the potential of existing SIEM and log management repositories to fundamentally change the way cyberattacks are detected and greatly simplify security operations. The company’s groundbreaking technology applies user behavior intelligence, focusing on attacker behavior rather than ever changing malware and tools to detect modern cyberattacks. Built by seasoned security and enterprise IT veterans from Imperva and Sumo Logic, Exabeam is headquartered in San Mateo, California and is privately funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures and Investor Shlomo Kramer. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter and follow us on LinkedIn.