Skybox Adds Industry Veteran Robert Thomas To Board Of Directors
PALO ALTO, CA – November 16, 2004 – Skybox Security, Inc., the leader in Security Risk Management (SRM), today announced the appointment of Robert Thomas as a new addition to Skybox’s board of directors. Mr. Thomas’ appointment expands Skybox board to six members.
Mr. Thomas brings more than 25 years of technical, sales, marketing and management experience in the technology sector to Skybox. Currently, Mr. Thomas is president and CEO of Infoblox, Inc. Prior to Infoblox he was president and CEO of network security leader NetScreen Technologies, where he grew the company from 31 employees to 950 employees and led its successful public offering and eventual acquisition by Juniper Networks. Before NetScreen Mr. Thomas held positions at Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu, and ICL. During his nine years at Sun Microsystems, he was general manager of intercontinental operations and director of international marketing development, overseeing Sun’s international business opportunities and policies. Mr. Thomas holds a B.Sc. in mathematics from Adelaide University in Australia.
“Skybox Security has demonstrated remarkable market momentum in such a short time and has achieved a notable level of respect from their customers, partners and industry experts,” said Robert Thomas. “Skybox has all the ingredients needed to become a formidable enterprise security company and I look forward to working with the Skybox management team as we further leverage the business model, products and strategic advantages of the company to meet the growing demands of the security risk management marketplace,” Thomas concluded.
“Robert’s background brings a wealth of industry experience, as well as day to day operational insight and guidance, to our board. His successful track record and extensive list of lessons learned will help guide us through a period of rapid market penetration and revenue growth,” said, Gidi Cohen, president, CEO and founder of Skybox Security.
About Skybox Security
SkyboxR Security, Inc. is the leader of next-generation Security Risk Management (SRM) solutions. The company’s flagship product, SkyboxR View, is the first enterprise software platform that raises vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, remediation planning and change management to the business risk level where it belongs. By combining business impact analysis and simulation with vulnerability data and network modeling, enterprises can continuously maintain risk-resilient networks, reduce regulatory compliance exposures, and shrink the window of exposure from months to hours.
With Skybox View security professionals can take a disciplined approach to measure business risk exposure, understand effectiveness of remediation alternatives, justify mitigation efforts (ROI), and minimize damage from attacks while lowering operating cost. By enhancing current best practices and internal controls with automated risk management analysis, security, network and business units can work more effectively as a team. Skybox solutions have been successfully deployed at highly respected Global 2000 companies worldwide.
Founded in 2002 the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is backed by Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Carmel Ventures, and Mofet Technology Fund. For more information contact (650) 565-8060 or http://www.skyboxsecurity.com.
About Skybox View
SkyboxR View automates labor-intensive risk assessment and remediation planning processes. Skybox View helps enterprises continuously collect, identify visualize and understand the total risk exposure of digital assets and proactively prioritize and optimize the mitigation steps necessary to prevent internal and external attacks. It represents the missing piece for assessing, evaluating and mitigating pre-attack exposures, taking network information and business impact into account. Unique patented modeling and attack simulation technologies generate a virtual map of business asset exposures, distilling thousands of vulnerabilities down to the one to two percent that really matter. “What if” planning analysis puts security, network and business teams on the same page, empowering IT organizations to balance the cost and benefit of proposed remediation, network changes or patches before deployment. Open collection architecture leverages existing and future investments in firewall, router, network and vulnerability scanner technologies.