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TMCNet:  Damballa Adds Two Seasoned Security Executives to Management Team

[January 21, 2014]

Damballa Adds Two Seasoned Security Executives to Management Team

ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--

Damballa, the experts in advanced threat protection and containment, today announced two new executive appointments, on the heels of the strongest sales quarter and year in the company's history. David Earhart joins the company as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, and Julie Preiss joins as Vice President of Marketing.

"In 2013, major enterprises around the world increasingly turned to Damballa for automated breach defense," said David Scholtz, CEO for Damballa. "We are thrilled to welcome David and Julie, who each have experience delivering high growth for security companies, at a time when we are so well positioned for significant global expansion."

David Earhart was previously Senior Vice President responsible for leading CA Technologies' (News - Alert) Security (Identity & Access Management) Field Operations. During his tenure, CA's Security business experienced approximately 300% growth. Prior to CA, he spent many years in sales leadership positions at BMC Software (News - Alert), and has held executive positions with two venture-backed firms where he an Worldwide Sales, Support and Services. Earhart currently sits on two boards of companies in the security space - Cyren (NASDAQ : CTCH), and Coreblox. He earned a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech University.

Julie Preiss was previously head of marketing for Dell (News - Alert) SecureWorks, a leading information security services provider growing at twice the industry average. During her tenure, the company launched an innovative portfolio of Targeted Threat and Incident Response services, and received the highest accolades by all leading industry analysts and garnered top media coverage for its cyber threat intelligence. Prior to Dell SecureWorks, Preiss served as Director of Marketing for Cbeyond (News - Alert), and has also held marketing management roles at technology companies including, StorageTek, Teligent and MCI. She earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Georgia.

Damballa Failsafe helps enterprises fill the security gap between failed prevention and their incident response, to mitigate risk. It discovers and validates active infections with certainty, so incident responders can quickly mitigate risk. Damballa's automated breach defense finds more active threats than any other solution in the market, regardless of the source of the threat, entry vector, or OS of the device.

About Damballa

As the experts in advanced threat protection and containment, Damballa discovers active threats that bypass all security prevention layers. Damballa identifies evidence of malicious network traffic in real time, rapidly pinpointing the compromised devices that represent the highest risk to a business. Our patented solutions leverage Big Data from the industry's broadest data set of consumer and enterprise network traffic, combined with machine learning, to automatically discover and terminate criminal activity, stopping data theft, minimizing business disruption, and reducing the time to response and remediation. Damballa protects any device or OS including PCs, Macs, Unix, iOS, Android (News - Alert), and embedded systems. Damballa protects more than 400 million endpoints globally at enterprises in every major market and for the world's largest ISP and telecommunications providers. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @DamballaInc.

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