Former Symantec President and CEO Enrique T. Salem Joins FireEye Board of Directors
MILPITAS, CA, Feb 11, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
FireEye(R), Inc., the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber
attacks, today announced that Enrique T. Salem, former president and
chief executive officer of Symantec Corporation, has been appointed
to the FireEye board of directors. This brings the number of FireEye
board members to eight.
"I have been watching FireEye for a while now and am very impressed
with what they have accomplished and how they are redefining IT
security. Their unique virtualized security model is exactly what is
required in today's threat landscape to help protect companies
against this new wave of cyber attacks," said Salem. "I am honored to
be part of the FireEye board and am looking forward to working with
the outstanding leadership team and board that has been assembled."
Salem brings over 25 years of experience working with high-technology
corporations in senior leadership roles including 19 years at
Symantec. In addition to serving as president and CEO, during his
tenure at Symantec Salem also served as chief operating officer,
group president of worldwide sales and marketing, and president of
consumer products, among other senior leadership roles with the
company. Salem served as president and CEO of Brightmail prior to its
successful acquisition by Symantec. In March 2011, Salem was
appointed to President Barack Obama's Management Advisory Board.
Salem's background at Symantec complements the already impressive
group of industry leaders that comprise the FireEye board and further
builds on the company's momentum. The board includes FireEye CEO
David DeWalt, former president and CEO of McAfee, Inc.; Ashar Aziz,
FireEye founder and CTO; William M. Coughran, former SVP of
engineering at Google; Ronald E. F. Codd, former CFO and SVP of
finance and administration at PeopleSoft; Robert Lentz, former CISO
of the Department of Defense; Promod Hague, managing partner at
Norwest Venture Partners; and Gaurav Garg, investor and founder of
"Enrique is a great addition to the FireEye board of directors. He
brings a wealth of IT security market expertise as well as a great
deal of experience in the management of large public companies," said
Dave DeWalt, FireEye chairman and CEO. "As FireEye continues to grow
and expand, Enrique's membership on the board will be invaluable and
we look forward to his insight and advice."
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye is the leader in stopping next-generation threats, such as
zero-day and APT attacks, that bypass traditional defenses and
compromise over 95 percent of networks. The FireEye solution
supplements signature-based firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways,
and provide the world's only cross-enterprise, signature-less
protection against Web and email threat vectors as well as malware
resident on file shares. It is the industry's only integrated
solution that stops attacks across every stage of an attack life
cycle, from exploit to exfiltration. Using its patented Virtual
Execution technology platform across its portfolio, FireEye is
uniquely able to protect against next-generation threats. FireEye
solutions are deployed in over 40 countries and more than 25 percent
of the Fortune 100.
FireEye is a registered trademark of FireEye, Inc. All other brands,
products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks
of their respective owners.
SOURCE: FireEye, Inc.
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