Former Belden and Intel executive tapped to drive the company’s global growth in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sector

DENVER, COLO, April 12, 2017​—​ProtectWise™​, the enterprise security company that delivers pervasive visibility, automated threat detection and unlimited forensic exploration, today announced David Hatchell has joined the company as Vice President, Industrial Security. Hatchell will develop and lead a practice for ProtectWise in the sector and support the company’s burgeoning business in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

“I am very pleased to join the ProtectWise team at such an exciting time in the company’s growth,” said Hatchell. “Industrial organizations are faced with the challenge of achieving operational efficiencies while providing security across their plant environments without compromising operations. ProtectWise has developed a security platform that provides unified visibility across IT and OT, allowing organizations to manage increasing industrial threats while realizing the benefits of cloud-based services.”

Hatchell joins ProtectWise from Belden Inc., where he led the efforts to integrate the Tripwire acquisition into industrial markets of Belden across the Hirschmann and Tofino product lines. Prior to Belden, Hatchell led the critical infrastructure practice for McAfee/Intel.  He was responsible for significant revenue growth over a five-year period for the industrial control system (ICS)  practice, establishing strategic partnerships, and building out products and services to address the needs of industrial customers worldwide.

The ProtectWise Grid™ presents a new way forward for organizations with industrial and critical infrastructure environments, by delivering an unlimited memory for the network using the power of the cloud,” said Ramon Peypoch, Chief Product Officer, ProtectWise. “David is a highly regarded and seasoned leader in the global industrial security community. His experience and leadership will be key to building our footprint in the ICS and IIoT sectors.”

About ProtectWise

ProtectWise™ harnesses the power of the recorded network to provide a new utility model for enterprise security. The company’s platform, The ProtectWise Grid™, captures full fidelity network traffic for real-time and retrospective analysis in an advanced visual presentation. Delivered entirely from the cloud, The ProtectWise Grid is an integrated solution that provides frictionless deployment and scalability.

Founded in April 2013, ProtectWise is based in Denver and led by a team of security and SaaS industry veterans from McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec. The company launched the Immersive SecuritySM movement in 2017 to build a new path forward for the security industry. ProtectWise has raised more than $67 million in funding. For more information, visit www.protectwise.com