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February 26, 2019 by Kylie Heintz
Company opens new sales office in Europe and welcomes Freddy Dezeure, a leader in security, risk and privacy, to its board of advisors
San Francisco, Calif. — Feb. 26, 2019 — Corelight, providers of the most powerful network visibility solution for cybersecurity, today announced it has named Steve Mallard as vice president of international sales, a signal that the company plans to expand its global footprint as momentum for the company’s Corelight Sensors continues to grow outside North America.
“European markets have huge potential for Corelight,” said Greg Bell, CEO of Corelight. “We already have customers in nine countries, including several government agencies, which is a testament to the latent demand for, and the compelling value of, our solutions. Now that we are building teams in the region, we aim to land and expand quickly and believe that we may even see growth that outpaces the speed at which we are expanding in North America.”
Mallard is moving to the UK to lead Corelight’s international sales efforts. He was the company’s first account executive and its initial sales leader, driving some of its first enterprise sales deals in North America and other parts of the world. He will be based near London and will report to Nikolaus Oberhuber, vice president of global sales.
“After 26 years in the US, I’m delighted to be returning to the UK and am honored to be asked to lead Corelight’s international expansion,” said Mallard. “We are already seeing opportunities that rival the largest in North America, so the time is right to build sales teams in theater to make sure we can deliver our solutions and effectively support our customers. Cybersecurity is critical worldwide and I am proud to help bring the powerful Corelight Sensor to our international customers.”
In addition, Corelight announced it has added leading European security expert, Freddy Dezeure, to its board of advisors. Dezeure, who lives in Belgium, is a well known advisor to companies in Europe on cybersecurity issues, and has held a number of executive and advisory roles at private and government entities throughout Europe. He set up, and served as the head of CERT-EU from 2011 to 2017, supporting European institutions, agencies and government bodies, and made it into one of the most mature and respected CERTs in Europe. Dezeure also held a number of management positions within the European Commission.
“We are thrilled to have Freddy joining our team of advisors,” said Bell. “He brings a wealth of operational security experience combined with deep expertise in navigating the regulations and norms of European markets. In addition, Freddy is a highly respected thought leader.”
In his role, Dezeure will support Corelight on go-to-market strategy in Europe, as well as scaling operations and market presence effectively.
“Corelight embodies all of the elements that I look for when deciding which companies to work with: strong technology that is truly a reference in network security monitoring and leaders that have a vision for how that technology can better equip customers to defend against the threats they face now and in the future,” said Dezeure. “I am pleased to be joining the Corelight team as an advisor and look forward to helping them to grow.”
Dezeure will be a featured speaker at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on March 5, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM in Moscone West, room 3002 where he will speak on “ATT&CK in Practice: A Primer to Improve Your Cyber-Defense.” Corelight will also be sponsoring CyberUK in Glasgow, Scotland April 24 – 25, 2019. https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberuk-2019
Corelight delivers the most powerful network visibility solutions for information security professionals, helping them understand network traffic and defend their organizations more effectively. Corelight solutions are built on the Zeek framework (formerly known as “Bro”), the powerful and widely-used open source network analysis framework that generates actionable, real-time data for thousands of security teams worldwide. Zeek data has become the ‘gold standard’ for incident response, threat hunting, and forensics in large enterprises and government agencies worldwide. Corelight makes a family of network sensors — both physical and virtual, at every scale — that take the pain out of deploying Zeek by adding integrations and capabilities large organizations need. The Zeek project was initially developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and has been supported by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). Corelight is based in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit Corelight.com or follow @corelight_inc.