SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Farsight Security, Inc., the market leading provider of real-time threat intelligence information, today announced Merike Kaeo has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Tim Guarnieri has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
An information security veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Merike will play a key role in developing the technical strategy for the company and working closely with Farsight’s highly experienced technical team to execute this vision. An Internet industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Tim joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in April 2015 to run the company’s day-to-day operations. Merike and Tim are the latest executives to join the company’s rapidly expanding management team.
“I’ve worked with Merike before and she is one of the industry’s top cybersecurity experts,” said Dr. Paul Vixie, Farsight CEO. “Merike once served as General Manager of ISC’s Security Business Unit, which Farsight acquired in a management buyout in July 2013. No one could be more qualified to drive Farsight's technology functions to the next level. With Merike joining us as CTO just a few months after Tim Guarnieri came onboard as COO, Farsight's C-suite is my dream team.”
Merike is a recognized global expert in information security and author of “Designing Network Security.” Prior to joining Farsight Security, Merike served as Chief Information Security Officer for Internet Identity (IID), where she was responsible for maintaining IID’s vision and ensuring the company’s sensitive information and technologies are protected. Prior to joining IID, Merike founded Double Shot Security, which provided strategic and operational guidance to secure Fortune 100 companies. She led the first security initiative for Cisco in the mid-1990s. Merike is on ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). She earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.
“I am very pleased to join Farsight,” said Merike. “Under Paul’s leadership, the company has the unique vision, extensive technical experience and deep cybersecurity knowledge to help organizations successfully counter evolving cyberthreats. Delivered across our flagship Security Information Exchange technology platform, Farsight’s real-time threat intelligence information solutions are an essential tool for today’s security and incident response teams. I look forward to working with Farsight’s technical team to expand our offerings to our customers.”
Tim is an Internet industry veteran with more than 25-years-experience across multiple disciplines and within companies of all sizes, from start-ups to global publicly-traded corporations. Prior to joining Farsight Security, Tim led the effort to define and execute the global physical infrastructure strategy for Dropbox, Inc. During the course of his career, he has worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, Adobe Systems Incorporated, MFN/PAIX, and Switch and Data in both technical and executive management roles. Tim holds a BA in Computer Science & Mathematics from Boston College and an MBA in Finance from Boston University.
“Very few companies in Silicon Valley have the combined management and technical talent of Farsight Security. In the short time that I have been with the company, I have been impressed with its commitment to helping its enterprise customers address complex cybersecurity problems,” said Tim. “With the constantly evolving threat landscape, there has never been a greater need for Farsight’s solutions, and I am excited to join such an innovative and customer-focused team. I am excited to help the Farsight Security team reach its business and technical goals.”
About Farsight Security, Inc.
Farsight Security provides the world’s largest real-time actionable threat intelligence information on how the Internet is changing, with more than 200,000 observations per second. Leveraging proprietary technology purpose-built to manage the volume of data and real time analyses, Farsight provides security teams with the Internet’s view of an organization’s web presence and how it is changing, whether it’s done purposely, inadvertently, or maliciously. The world’s most security conscious organizations use Farsight for their real-time threat intelligence information. Contact us now to learn more. For more information, visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.