Skyport Systems Appoints Security Industry Veteran as New CEO to Accelerate Hyper-Secured Infrastructure Momentum

Art Gilliland brings 14 years’ of leadership experience at top security companies to complement experienced networking and infrastructure team

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Skyport Systems, the leading developer of Hyper-Secured Infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Art Gilliland to the position of CEO. Gilliland will lead the company into the next phase of its growth, building on a $30M series B funding round announced in April 2015 and the launch of the company’s SkySecure solution in May 2015.

“Art’s extensive operating experience in the security industry, combined with his creative vision for Skyport and Skyport’s unique and powerful security offering make him a perfect fit as we move into this next phase of revenue growth and product development,” said Stefan Dyckerhoff, managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures, who served as interim CEO from the company’s inception until Gilliland’s appointment. “We are extremely pleased that he decided to join us, and we look forward to solving our customers’ most challenging infrastructure security problems.”

Gilliland most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of enterprise security at Hewlett-Packard. Prior to that, he held a number of top management positions at Symantec, including senior vice president and general manager of the Information Security Group. He earlier served as vice president of products and marketing and director of business development at IMlogic, which was acquired by Symantec in 2006. Gilliland holds a BA in economics from Carleton College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Skyport’s SkySecure solution is a cloud-managed secure server appliance for protecting an organization’s sensitive applications and infrastructure. It combines a hardened server platform with integrated security capabilities a server that securely boots, detects and prevents malware and rootkits, wraps each application in a dedicated firewall, logs and records every transaction and is centrally managed to simplify operational complexity. Simple and easy to use, it is a threat prevention system that is hard to break into and even harder to break out of.

“Evidenced by the many recent and public security failures, a new and more comprehensive security architecture is required to defend our most sensitive information and systems,” said Gilliland. “Skyport directly addresses the most pressing need in IT today – giving organizations assurance that their most highly-valued assets will remain absolutely secure.”

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About Skyport Systems

Skyport Systems develops Hyper­Secured Infrastructure (HSI) that ensures the security of mission­ critical IT and corporate assets, with tight integration of compute, security, virtualization and policy management. The Skyport leadership team includes some of the world’s leading experts in virtualization, cryptography, systems engineering and networking. Skyport is funded by Sutter Hill Ventures, Index Ventures and Intel Capital. For more information: www.skyportsystems.com.

Skyport Systems, the Skyport Systems Logo and SkySecure are trademarks of Skyport Systems, Inc. in the United States. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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Wilson Craig, +1 408-516-6182
wilson@mindsharepr.com