CrowdStrike Adds VP, Products to Leadership Team

Product Leader and Security Industry Veteran Joins Leadership Team at CrowdStrike

Dec 10, 2013, 09:00 ET from CrowdStrike

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdStrike Inc., a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks, announced today that Dave Cole has joined the leadership team as Vice President of Products. Cole brings more than 15 years of product management experience and expertise to CrowdStrike.

Prior to working at CrowdStrike, Cole held numerous senior positions within market-leading organizations such as Symantec, Internet Security Systems (ISS), and Foundstone. Most recently, Cole was Vice President of Product Management at Symantec, where he was responsible for a $3B product portfolio that included all consumer (Norton), enterprise, and SMB endpoint protection offerings. Additionally at Symantec, he spearheaded the Norton mobile initiative and introduced a new portfolio of mobile apps and services for the consumer market.

In his role as VP of Products, Cole will be responsible for product strategy across the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform and he will deliver market-leading applications from endpoint threat prevention to cyber threat intelligence.

"CrowdStrike has engineered and brought to market an extremely sophisticated data-driven platform to protect companies and governments from advanced threats and targeted attacks," says Cole. "CrowdStrike products are experiencing massive adoption, and I look forward to driving the evolution of the next-generation threat prevention offering and working alongside the incredible team that has been assembled to date."

"Dave's tremendous experience delivering enterprise-ready software at scale for both traditional endpoints and mobile devices will prove invaluable to CrowdStrike as we continue to rapidly grow our customer base," says CrowdStrike's President/CEO & Co-Founder, George Kurtz. "Dave is fanatical about designing market-leading security products that reduce customer complexity and overall cost of ownership, while at the same time making customers more secure. I am delighted to be working with him again."

About CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike is a global provider of security technology and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks. Using big-data technologies, CrowdStrike's cloud-based, next-generation threat protection platform leverages execution profiling and predictive security analytics instead of focusing on malware signatures, indicators of compromise, exploits, and vulnerabilities. The CrowdStrike Falcon Platform enables enterprises to identify unknown malware, detect zero-day threats, pinpoint advanced adversaries and attribution, and prevent damage from targeted attacks in real time. The core of the Falcon Platform is a global network of host-based detection sensors driven by world-class cyber threat intelligence to provide real-time detection and prevention capabilities to enterprises and governments worldwide.

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