MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security Automation Company, today announced that Rudolfo (Rudy) Cifolelli has joined the company as senior vice president of sales. In this critical position, Mr. Cifolelli will have primary responsibility for leading the Sales, Sales Engineering and Professional Services teams at HyTrust and will help drive the company’s pursuit of emerging opportunities and aggressive expansion into new markets.
“We’re thrilled to have a professional of Rudy’s caliber join our team as we look to build on our market momentum,” said John De Santis, Chairman and CEO of HyTrust. “Rudy has been associated with extremely fast growing companies in the security arena, and he’s always created the right environment for client facing teams to deliver extraordinary value to customers. We have the solutions, services and technology professionals in place, and with Rudy at the helm, I am even more confident in our ability to deliver high quality solutions, shorten time to value, and to increase our importance to our customer’s success.”
Mr. Cifolelli has a long and distinguished track record in generating new revenue streams for innovative companies. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Sales at Prolexic, the leading distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation service provider, before its acquisition by Akamai Technologies for $370M. He led the worldwide sales team to help grow the company at an amazing 64% CAGR over 28 months.
Before joining Prolexic he was President, North America, at security provider SafeBoot prior to its acquisition by McAfee Inc. for $350M. He led the North American sales team to grow sales at a whopping 111% CAGR over 30 months.
“Over the course of my career I’ve been privileged to work with several innovative companies delivering the right products and services for the right market, and HyTrust is exactly in that category,” Mr. Cifolelli noted. “So many information technology operations are now leveraging virtualization and cloud technologies for economic benefit, yet without adequate automated security controls, these technologies put corporate assets at risk, including jeopardizing their brand and their customers’ data. There’s a huge market and tremendous need for HyTrust to help close those gaps, and I’m very excited to join the team.”
About HyTrust (www.hytrust.com)
HyTrust is the Cloud Security Automation Company. Its mission is to secure the next generation datacenter by automating data protection and continuously enforcing security policies for the people and tools that operate private, hybrid and public clouds. HyTrust software helps enterprises increase system availability, reduce the risk of compromise, and ensure compliance to industry standards. With HyTrust, organizations gain the control, visibility and security necessary for a trustworthy cloud.
The Company is backed by strategic investors VMware, Cisco, Intel, In-Q-Tel, Fortinet, and venture capital investors Granite Ventures, Trident Capital, Epic Ventures and Vanedge Capital; its technology and go-to-market partners include VMware; VCE; Symantec; CA; McAfee; Splunk; HP Arcsight; Accuvant; RSA and Intel.
HyTrust; HyTrust, Inc.; HyTrust CloudControl (HTCC); HyTrust DataControl (HTDC); HyTrust DataControl: VM Edition; HyTrust DataControl: Virtual Storage Edition; HyTrust DataControl: AWS Edition; HyTrust KeyControl (HTKC); HyTrust Appliance; HyTrust Appliance Community Edition; HyTrust Cloud Control; HighCloud; HighCloud DSM; HighCloud VMV; HighCloud Key and Policy Server; “Virtualization Under Control”; “Cloud Under Control” and “Virtualization & Cloud Under Control” are all trademarks of HyTrust, Inc. All other names and trademarks are property of their respective firms.