AlienVault Hires HP Executive to Lead Strategic Business Development

New Vice President Andy Johnson Joins Company Amid Strong Growth

San Mateo, California, UNITED STATES

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) - AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced it has hired former HP executive Andy Johnson to serve as its new vice president of business development. In his role, Johnson will work to generate strategic, new alliances for AlienVault that significantly augment the already strong demand and growth seen by the company for its Unified Security Management (USM) platform and its Open Threat Exchange (OTX), the largest crowd-sourced collaborative threat exchange.

"We are delighted to welcome Andy to the team," said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of AlienVault. "Andy's deep-rooted industry experience and extensive knowledge of the security market will be invaluable to AlienVault as we expand our leadership in the security management and crowd-sourced threat intelligence market."

"AlienVault is a vibrant company with a great team. But most important for me is that AlienVault delivers on its promise to provide simple, affordable, unified security management and really understands the challenges modern day threats pose to businesses of all sizes. It's an exciting time to join the company and contribute to its next phase of development," said Johnson.

Johnson brings with him more than 20 years of strategic, business and financial analytic experience. At HP, he served as vice president of corporate development, where he led the team responsible for driving some of HP's most strategic initiatives, including the acquisition of ArcSight and Fortify for security and 3Com and 3Par for cloud and converged infrastructure technologies.

Prior to HP, Johnson led corporate and business development efforts for Brocade, a network infrastructure provider, was vice president of marketing, sales, and business development for Pacific Microsonics, a digital audio technology company acquired by Microsoft, and a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's leading management consulting firms. He holds a Bachelors degree in computer science from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University.

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About AlienVault

AlienVault's Unified Security Management™ solution (USM) provides a fast and cost-effective way for organizations with limited security staff and budget to address compliance and threat management needs. With all of the essential security controls built-in, USM puts enterprise-class security visibility within fast and easy reach of smaller security teams who need to do more with less. AlienVault's Open Threat Exchange™ is an open and collaborative initiative for security professionals to connect with their peers, and learn about the latest threats and defensive tactics from industry experts and security researchers. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GGV Capital, Intel Capital, Sigma West, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter.

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