SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cyphort, the next generation Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) defense company, today announced it has hired Gord Boyce as Chief Customer Officer and Franklyn Jones as Vice President of Marketing. Both Boyce and Jones offer decades of experience with technology leadership and will have oversight of the strategic direction and operation of their respective sales and marketing teams. Boyce and Jones will report to Manoj Leelanivas, president and CEO.
“Gord and Franklyn are charged with continuing to drive Cyphort’s rapid growth and success in the cybersecurity market, building off of the strong momentum over the past two years the company has achieved,” said Manoj Leelanivas, president and CEO of Cyphort. “We are thrilled to bring them on board as strategic leaders of the management team.”
A high-tech veteran, Gord Boyce brings nearly 25 years of industry experience to Cyphort. Prior to Cyphort, Boyce was CEO of file security company FinalCode, and CEO of network security and continuous monitoring company ForeScout Technologies. He joined ForeScout as SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, helping the company to expand its global channel, strategic partner base and market share. Under his tenure, the company’s enterprise customer base increased from 200 to well over 1500 globally, including some of the world’s largest financial and military organizations. Prior to ForeScout, Boyce held several senior management positions within the Nokia Internet Communications group and the Enterprise Solutions business group. As the Chief Customer Officer for Cyphort, Boyce will be responsible for leading worldwide sales and driving customer engagement programs.
Franklyn Jones has provided marketing leadership for innovative start-ups and established market leaders for more than 25 years. His experience in cybersecurity includes CMO of Spikes Security, VP of Marketing at Bromium and nearly five years at Palo Alto Networks, which included helping launch and lead the company’s revenue growth in EMEA. Jones also ran Solutions Marketing at Blue Coat Systems, helping the company accelerate its revenue growth and expand its leadership in the secure web gateway market. In his role as Vice President of Marketing at Cyphort, Jones will be responsible for all aspects of corporate, product, and channel marketing, with a goal of accelerating Cyphort’s growth in the market.
Over the last 18 months, Cyphort has experienced exponential sales growth and multiple industry accolades. Cyphort has expanded its customer base of Global 1,000 enterprises and continues to grow into verticals including healthcare, media, financial, retail, and entertainment, to name a few. In April, Cyphort was named a leader by Forrester Research, Inc. in the report, "The Forrester Wave™: Automated Malware Analysis Wave Q2 2016.” Additionally, in March Cyphort’s Advanced Threat Defense Platform won the Excellence Award for ‘Best Enterprise Security Solution’ at the SC Awards 2016.
For more details on Cyphort’s leadership team, go to: www.cyphort.com/about/management-team/.
Cyphort is the next generation APT defense solution for enterprise organizations. Cyphort provides a complete view across perimeter and laterally moving threats, correlates threat signals before and after an incident, while eliminating noise from false alerts and red herrings. Cyphort has leveraged the power of machine learning and data science to build a next generation threat detection engine that evolves ahead of the threats. A virtualized deployment model combined with open API based integration allows customers to address APT security gaps across global locations while leveraging their existing investments in perimeter and endpoint security for threat defense. Cyphort is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Clara. For more information, please visit www.cyphort.com and follow us @Cyphort.