Cybersecurity Innovator Farsight Security Appoints Industry Veteran Alexa Raad as Chief Operating Officer

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farsight Security, Inc., the leading provider of the world’s largest real-time DNS threat intelligence, today announced the appointment of Alexa Raad as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. A tech entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Raad has a successful track record of growing revenues, scaling organizations, and developing new markets in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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"Alexa has two decades of executive and technology experience in DNS and Internet governance, and Farsight is incredibly lucky to get her," said Dr. Paul Vixie, Farsight Security CEO. "We wanted a transformational leader for our sales, marketing, business development, and customer engagement functions, and, with Alexa Raad, we could not have chosen a better executive to lead our team."

Over the past year, award-wining Farsight Security has experienced significant demand for its passive DNS solutions from leading automotive, healthcare, financial and government organizations to gain new threat intelligence in their fight against global cyberattacks. Farsight DNSDB, the company’s flagship solution, is the world’s largest historical Passive DNS database with over 35 billion DNS resolutions collected since 2010. 

Entreprenuer, Industry Leader, Technology Innovator 

Ms. Raad has deep knowledge in the DNS, security and Internet infrastructure industries and is the author of a patent in Internet security. As founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Architelos, Inc., she provided consulting and threat intelligence services to the top level domain (TLD) registry market.  Prior to Architelos, Ms. Raad served as CEO of the Public Interest Registry, a not-for-profit corporation that manages the .ORG TLD and its database of .ORG domain names.  She also holds an MBA as well as a MS in Information Systems from George Washington University. 

“I am very excited to join such a distinguished team. Farsight’s reputation for providing the best threat intelligence services, along with the depth of its tech talent made it an incredibly attractive opportunity. I am looking forward to what we can achieve together,” said Ms. Raad. This week, Ms. Raad will join members of the Farsight Security team at Black Hat USA, happening July 22-27 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Farsight Security is a Silver Sponsor and will be at booth #571.

About Farsight Security, Inc.

Farsight Security is the world's largest provider of historic and real-time passive DNS data. We enable security teams to qualify, enrich and correlate all sources of threat data and ultimately save time when it is most critical - during an attack or investigation. Our solutions provide enterprise, government and security industry personnel and platforms with unmatched global visibility, context and response. Farsight Security is headquartered in San Mateo, California, USA. Learn more about how we can empower your threat platform and security team with Farsight Security passive DNS solutions at or follow us on Twitter: @FarsightSecInc.

Alexa Raad, Farsight Security Chief Operating Officer

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