|[February 21, 2013]
AlienVault Announces Former SolarWinds SVP of Marketing, Rita Selvaggi, as Chief Marketing Officer
SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the leading Unified
Security Management provider committed to making security visibility
complete, simple and affordable, today announced the appointment of Rita
Selvaggi as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). As CMO, Selvaggi will work
closely with AlienVault's (News - Alert) executive team to align the global marketing,
product, and sales organizations around the company's goal of delivering
security visibility to the under-served mid-market.
"Rita has had great experience in understanding the needs of IT
professionals in the mid-market and will be an incredible asset to
AlienVault as we continue to improve how we deliver Unified Security
Management to businesses that have been neglected by the security
industry," said AlienVault President and CEO, Barmak
Meftah. "With our focus on providing all of the essential security
capabilities in one easy-to-use and affordable solution, we have a great
opportunity to bring 'enterprise-class' security to those organizations
that just don't have large security teams in-house. We're very fortunate
to have Rita on board to help us deliver on that promise."
Selvaggi has more than 25 years of experience inhigh technology. From
2006 through 2010, she was Senior Vice President of Marketing for
SolarWinds (News - Alert) (NYSE: SWI), a leader in the IT management software industry
that went public in May 2009. At SolarWinds, Selvaggi served as a member
of the senior executive team that built the company's disruptive model
for high volume and velocity software sales to IT professionals in
mid-market enterprises. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Selvaggi held
executive and senior management positions at Blue Coat Systems, Permeo
Technologies, 724 Solutions, pcOrder, and IBM (News - Alert).
Most recently, Selvaggi has served as an advisor to portfolio companies
of Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) in the Bay Area, and Austin
Ventures in Austin, TX. Selvaggi holds a B.A. from the University of
Delaware and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
"AlienVault is a fast-growth company built by security professionals who
saw and addressed a very real need in the mid-market," said Selvaggi.
"AlienVault's Unified Security Management product, combined with the
widely supported, community-based AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX)
provides IT managers and security managers with broad security
visibility through a single management console that is easy to use and
affordable. I look forward to helping AlienVault serve IT professionals
in all enterprises who want a complete security solution that is big on
value and low in complexity."
more about the company
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™, a system for sharing threat intelligence among OSSIM users
and AlienVault customers, ensures USM always stays ahead of threats.
AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley
and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sigma, Trident Capital
and Adara Venture Partners. For more information visit www.AlienVault.com or
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