SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
enSilo, a cyber-security company that provides a real-time data exfiltration prevention platform, announced today the appointment of Brett Wilson as its VP Sales. Mr. Wilson joins the enSilo team as the company expands its global footprint and establishes operations in North America.
"Businesses and organizations are beginning to realize that when it comes to data security, compromise is inevitable but data breach or tampering is preventable," said enSilo CEO Roy Katmor. "Brett's years of experience in this area make him the best possible choice for carrying forth our vision of improving security by preventing the consequences of today's cyber-attacks to the global market. We are very excited to have him on board."
enSilo came out of stealth mode in March, 2015 and recently announced a $10 million Series A funding round from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Carmel Ventures. The company is changing the paradigm of cyber-security by operating under the assumption that external threat actors cannot be prevented from infiltrating networks, and instead focuses on preventing the exfiltration and ransoming of critical data in the event of a cyber-attack. With enSilo's unique virtual patching technique, which only blocks malicious outbound communications, employees are able to continue with work as usual on compromised devices while the attack is being resolved.
Brett Wilson joins enSilo with years of leadership experience in the cyber-security industry, with extensive knowledge in sales, business development and corporate strategy. Before his appointment, he served as the General Manager of Cyren's Security as a Service Business Unit where he developed and took the company's cloud-based applied cyber intelligence services for enterprise to market. Prior to that, Brett served as Vice President Channels and Business Development and Vice President of Product Strategy at Trustwave. He has also held leading sales, business development, product and strategy positions at Breach Security and Symantec.
"I'm thrilled to be joining enSilo, a truly forward-thinking and dynamic company on the leading edge of protecting companies' critical assets. I look forward to contributing to their fast-paced growth," said Wilson. "With important corporate and customer data being stolen or locked more and more frequently - costing corporations millions of dollars - enSilo is well positioned to become a market leader in this space by redefining how enterprises defend their critical information and systems from targeted attacks."
In the past five months, researchers from enSilo have found and responsibly disclosed multiple critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft's systems, including one that was patched last week as vulnerability CVE-2015-2363. Details of the most recent vulnerability discovered by enSilo researchers can be found here.
enSilo offers a real-time targeted attack exfiltration prevention platform which accurately distinguishes legitimate connections from malicious ones from the moment a connection is established. enSilo's solution provides virtual patching against advanced targeted threats, enabling employees to keep working as usual while a device compromise is being resolved. enSilo is financially-backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Carmel Ventures. https://www.ensilo.com