You might recognize him as the former CEO for Symantec (News - Alert), but Enrique Salem has now found a place on the Board of Directors for ForeScout Technologies Inc. Like Symantec, ForeScout Technologies is also a leading provider of network security solutions for both government organizations and private enterprises.
Salem has been in executive leadership positions and has worked on business strategies for over 25 years, so his experienced input will be highly valued by the rest of the ForeScout board. Besides Symantec, Salem has also served on the board for other high-technology security corporations such as FireEye (News - Alert), Netskope, Atlassian, DocuSign and Biba.
When Interviewed about his new position, Salem said that “ForeScout's network security platform delivers the visibility, control and interoperability necessary to optimize IT resources and evolve defenses. I look forward to working with ForeScout's board and contributing to the company's success.” He also stated that company and government executives will need to change their security protocols at a rapid rate in order to address security threats presented by increasingly aggressive hackers and compromised BYOD programs.
Salem served as both President and CEO of Symantec, and over his 19 year career, he also held positions that include chief operating officer and group president of worldwide sales and marketing. It is this range of diverse experiences within the Internet security business environment that make his opinions so valuable to ForeScout.
The chairman of the ForeScout board, Hezy Yeshurun, is also pleased to have Salem join their team. “We are honored to have Enrique join our board,” he said, adding, “his tremendous enterprise technology and business achievements complement the acumen of our board members.”
This addition to the ForeScout board comes at a time when Internet Security is booming as a business. Internet Security companies are being purchased at an alarming rate for many reasons, chief among which is the predicted “Internet of Things” which would connect almost all major appliances and devices to the Internet. As hackers get more creative and businesses rely more on cloud-based technologies, security is a bigger concern than ever.