LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gurucul, the user behavior analytics and identity access intelligence company, today announced that veteran cyber security sales executive Beau Hutto has joined the company as vice president of federal sales. The Former Blue Coat Systems and Juniper Networks executive will drive Gurucul’s penetration into the strategic government market.
Gurucul recently won three awards from Cyber Defense Magazine for user behavior analytics and insider threat prevention and detection, as well as the coveted SC Magazine 2016 Trust Award for Best Behavior Analytics and Enterprise Threat Detection at the recent 2016 RSA Conference.
“Following the administration’s recent $19B Cybersecurity National Action Plan selling advanced protection technology like Gurucul’s user behavior analytics platform to government agencies just became a very big opportunity,” said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. “Beau’s deep contacts within the DoD, US Air Force and other agencies, along with his consultative approach will help Gurucul quickly accelerate its growth in the Federal market.”
Beau Hutto has more than 20 years of experience growing revenue for technology companies in the federal sector, building high performance sales teams and executing proven go-to-market strategies. He joins Gurucul from Blue Coat Systems, where he was vice president for federal and achieved 700% year-over-year growth, doubled his staff and increased net-new growth to record levels. Previously, Beau was responsible for federal sales of the NetScreen/One Secure and Parabit product lines at Juniper Networks. He has worked in the federal sector at Internet Security Systems/IBM. Beau holds a B.A. from Western State Colorado University in finance and marketing.
“Ever since Edward Snowden, federal agencies have been focused on detecting and preventing insider threats as well as cyberattacks,” said Beau Hutto. “This market is primed for Gurucul’s big data, identity based behavioral analytics approach to security. I look forward to growing our federal market share and in the process helping agencies defend against insider threats and user account compromise.”
Gurucul is changing the way enterprises protect themselves against cyber fraud, insider threats and external intruders on-premises and in the cloud. The company’s user behavior analytics and identity access intelligence technology uses machine learning anomaly detection and predictive risk-scoring algorithms to reduce the attack surface for accounts, unnecessary access rights and privileges, and to identify, predict and prevent breaches. Gurucul technology is used globally by organizations to detect insider threats, cyber fraud, IP theft, external attacks and more. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit http://www.gurucul.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.