Attivo Networks® Expands Senior Leadership Team, Announces Steve Troyer as New Vice President of Business Development

Former LiveReach Media Founder & Juniper Networks Executive Joins Rapidly Growing Threat Deception Firm

FREMONT, Calif., May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attivo Networks®, the leader in deception solutions for cybersecurity defense, today named Steve Troyer as the company’s vice president of business development. As a proven business development leader and technologist with more than 25 years in enterprise security, networking, and software, Troyer will continue to build out the company’s integration partner network in order to improve customers’ ability to quickly respond to and remediate threats.

In the new role, Troyer is responsible for expanding Attivo Networks’ partner development efforts around its ThreatDefend™ Deception and Response Platform and 3rd party integrations for the acceleration of incident handling and response. Troyer’s extensive experience in product management, channel implementation, and business development will prove invaluable to the company as it expands its go to market strategies to meet increased adoption of deception technology across a wide range of industries including energy, financial, government, healthcare, legal, retail, and technology. Demand for the company’s portfolio of threat deception solutions is only expected to increase. The company experienced 300 percent growth in 2017, and market demand for deception technology is projected to reach $3 billion by 2019 according to FBR Capital Markets.

“Attivo Networks is experiencing significant growth across all major verticals,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO of Attivo Networks. “We are excited to bring Steve into the fold to further expand our partnerships and increase the value that we can bring to our customers, and we’re confident that his expertise will position the company for deeper partnerships and continued growth.”

Prior to joining Attivo Networks, Troyer was the founder and president of LiveReach Media, an IoT analytics start-up based in Sunnyvale, Calif. Before LiveReach, Troyer founded Ionos Networks, a distributed large file transfer network service, and served as vice president of product line management at Juniper Networks. He has also held various sales, marketing, and business development roles at Cisco, Linksys, and 3Com. 

“Partnerships and alliances are core to achieving the next phase of the company’s growth,” said Troyer. “I’m excited to join such a highly regarded company in the deception space and looking forward to scaling the company through partnerships.”   

About Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks® is the leader in deception technology for real-time detection, analysis, and accelerated response to advanced, credential, insider, and ransomware cyber-attacks. The Attivo ThreatDefend™ Deception and Response Platform accurately detects advanced in-network threats and provides scalable continuous threat management for user networks, data centers, cloud, IoT, ICS-SCADA, and POS environments.  Attivo Camouflage dynamic deception techniques and decoys set high-interaction traps to efficiently lure attackers into revealing themselves. Advanced attack analysis and lateral movement tracking are auto-correlated for evidence-based alerts, forensic reporting, and automatic blocking and quarantine of attacks. For more information, visit

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Loren Guertin
Matter Communications for Attivo Networks