Senior Cybersecurity Leaders Join Axonius to Accelerate Product, Customer, and Channel Growth
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cybersecurity asset management companyAxoniustoday announced that Lenny Zeltser has joined the company as vice president of product, John McCabe was appointed as senior director of worldwide channels and alliances, and Gil Zimmermann has joined the company’s advisory board. On the heels of its recognition as2019’s Most Innovative Startupat the RSAC Innovation Sandbox and SC Magazine’sRookie Security Company of the Year, this strategic expansion supports Axonius in meeting the explosive demand for its cybersecurity asset management platform while continuing to invest in product innovation.
“The interest we’ve seen in 2019 from security professionals looking to solve asset management once and for all has been astounding,” said Dean Sysman, chief executive officer and co-founder at Axonius. “We've already expanded ARR by more than 145 percent from the beginning of the year, on-boarded our first Fortune 500 customers, and expanded into additional verticals including healthcare, financial services, tech, manufacturing, media, non-profit, insurance, and more. Among those, some of our customers have purchased the solution solely based on a demo. Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to product innovation, working with channel partners, and solving the asset management challenge for as many organizations as possible.”
Lenny Zeltser joins Axonius as vice president of product. Zeltser previously led security product management at Minerva Labs and NCR. Before that, he spearheaded the U.S. security consulting practice at a leading cloud services provider acquired by CenturyLink. Zeltser also helps shape global cybersecurity practices by teaching atSANS Instituteand by sharing knowledge through writing, public speaking, and community projects. He has earned the prestigiousGIAC Security Expertdesignation and developed the Linux malware analysis toolkitREMnux. Lenny is also on the Board of Directors ofSANS Technology Institute.
“I'm excited about joining Axonius and the positive change our company can bring to the industry,” said Zeltser. “Asset management is so important and so foundational to cybersecurity. Unfortunately, it's also incredibly hard to perform in today's dynamic environments. The limited visibility into IT assets is the root of many security problems, ranging from audit and compliance to malware defense and incident response."
Axonius has also appointed John McCabe as senior director of worldwide channels and alliances, serving as the official launch of the company’s channel program. Having most recently served as senior director of global MSSP for Cofense, McCabe previously oversaw the Mid-Atlantic enterprise and commercial sales team funnel for FireEye, earning top channel manager honors with the company. Additionally, as FireEye’s director of MSSP business development, McCabe implemented a global MSSP program and managed partnerships with major industry leaders such as OPTIV, Sirius, Trustwave, GuidePoint Security, HCL, ISH, Venticinco, EZ Security, and Presidio.
In this role, McCabe will drive the growth of Axonius’ channel program, which includes inaugural partners Apollo Information Systems, GuidePoint Security, and SBS Security to build a regional and national portfolio of distribution partners that accelerates long-term sales and revenue goals.
“John’s demonstrable success in channel and MSSP program execution is indisputable,” said Joe Hoban, vice president of sales, Axonius. “His pragmatic approach will not only help us grow exponentially but also formalize and strengthen relationships with best-in-class technology companies we integrate with every day.”
Axonius has also announced Gil Zimmermann has joined its advisory board. Zimmermann leads cloud security go to market, innovation, market expansion strategy, and execution for Cisco’s $3B Security business. Before Cisco, Zimmermann was the CEO and co-founder of CloudLock, which he grew into a cybersecurity market leader, resulting in its acquisition by Cisco in 2016.
“It’s exciting to advise a company with as much potential as Axonius,” said Zimmermann. “The team at Axonius has identified a very real and complex problem that customers are eager to solve now, and has built a simple solution to it. The company’s ability to solve a real problem simply is the holy grail in cybersecurity, and I’m looking forward to helping Axonius continue its mission.”
Theaward-winningAxonius platform gives organizations complete visibility and automated policy validation on all assets, devices, and users through a radically simple approach. By seamlessly connecting to the solutions customers are already using, the system collects and correlates all asset-related information to provide a full inventory of every desktop, laptop, server, VM, cloud instance, mobile device, IoT device, and more. Axonius enables ongoing, automated security policy validation and decreases time, money, and resources spent gathering critical information. This allows organizations to eliminate onerous cybersecurity asset management tasks while increasing the overall value and efficiency of cybersecurity investments.
For more information about the cybersecurity asset management platform from Axonius, visitwww.axonius.com. If you are interested in joining the Axonius Channel Partner Program visitwww.axonius.com/partners.
Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that gives organizations a comprehensive asset inventory, uncovers security solution coverage gaps, and automatically validates and enforces security policies. By seamlessly integrating with over 270 security and management solutions, Axonius is deployed in minutes, improving cyber hygiene immediately. Covering millions of devices at customers like The New York Times, Schneider Electric, Landmark Health, AppsFlyer, and many more, Axonius was named the Most Innovative Startup of 2019 at the prestigious RSAC Innovation Sandbox, was named to the CNBC 2019 Upstart 100 list, and was one of the 20 Rising Stars on the Forbes 2019 Cloud 100 list. For more, visitAxonius.com.