Jim Pflaging joins Cloudentity board of directors

Cloudentity announced the appointment of renowned cybersecurity expert Jim Pflaging to its board of directors. Following its Series A funding round, led by prominent cybersecurity investors ForgePoint Capital and WestWave Capital, Pflaging’s appointment to the board marks another significant milestone.

Pflaging joins Cloudentity’s expanding leadership team to support the accelerated market demand for API authorization and governance solutions. He has a proven track record of translating cybersecurity technology and market dynamics into competitive advantage. This experience will be critical in helping Cloudentity meet the rapidly growing enterprise demand for open banking, API governance and dynamic authorization.

“Jim brings decades of experience working as both an executive thought leader and board member for industry-leading companies in Silicon Valley,” said Jasen Meece, CEO of Cloudentity. “Leveraging Jim’s business acumen when it comes to enterprise cybersecurity and identity management will accelerate our growth. We are privileged to have him on the board.”

Jim is a board director at several leading cybersecurity companies including Coalfire, Imperva, SailPoint, Secure Code Warrior, Sophos, and Veracode. He is also the founder and managing partner of cybersecurity advisory firm Cynergy Partners and served as the head of the Technology Sector and Strategy practice at The Chertoff Group.

“With APIs expected to be the most frequent attack vector for data breaches by 2022, one of the keys to secure application modernization is API authorization. This enables businesses to deliver applications and make enhancements quickly, while meeting the requirements of a Zero Trust model,” said Pflaging.

“Cloudentity’s platform is massively scalable and automates API authorization and governance for enterprises of all sizes. Cloudentity has significant momentum with customers and industry partners, and I’m excited to join the team to help execute on the next stage of the company’s growth.”

By combining centralized policy governance with distributed policy enforcement, Cloudentity provides the ability to automate, authorize and audit APIs to accelerate enterprise digital transformation.

Cloudentity’s open standards-based microservice delivery model and infrastructure agnostic approach allows customers to seamlessly integrate fine-grained authorization and API governance into their existing hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure.

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