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CloudPassage Expands "Best of Cloud Security" Team With Product Marketing Executive

CloudPassage, the leading cloud infrastructure security provider, today announced the addition of Harish Agastya to its leadership team as the senior director of product marketing. The addition of Agastya adds veteran perspective to the CloudPassage team, where he will be lending his notable experience and expertise in cloud and virtualization security to the company’s continued expansion.

“We are executing on our strategy to expand market leadership within the cloud industry, especially in the emerging enterprise cloud space,” said CloudPassage CEO, Carson Sweet. “Harish brings exceptional market knowledge and a proven track record of growing product market share. His two decades of success will be pivotal to extending CloudPassage’s leadership in the explosively growing cloud ecosystem.”

Prior to joining CloudPassage, Agastya was Trend Micro’s global director of product marketing, responsible for go-to-market and launch of the company’s datacenter security products. Agastya played an instrumental role in the success of the company’s virtualization and cloud security solutions, including the flagship Deep Security product line. Agastya was with Trend Micro for seven years and his career has spanned 20 years in high-tech B2B marketing, product management and R&D. Before his work with Trend Micro, he held key roles at HP, Oracle, and several Silicon Valley startups. Agastya has an MBA from UC Berkeley and an MS in Computer Science from Penn State.

“Enterprise adoption of private and public clouds has hit the proverbial hockey stick and there is a clear and growing need for security solutions that are architected specifically for this environment,” said Agastya. “The market looks primed for a new leader to emerge and redefine the category for everyone. I believe CloudPassage, with its track record in this space, is well positioned to be that transformative company, which is why I am here.”

The addition of Agastya culminates a strong first half of 2013 for CloudPassage. The company has gained momentum in the large enterprise space, adding numerous Fortune 500 customers and also expanding its team and San Francisco operations. Gartner has recognized CloudPassage as an industry leader and CRN named the company one of its 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors of 2013.

Published Monday, June 03, 2013 6:22 PM by David Marshall
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