Former Palo Alto Networks sales executive tapped to drive revenue growth for cloud-delivered enterprise network security company
DENVER, July 30, 2015 — ProtectWise, provider of the industry's first Cloud Network DVR for complete visibility, detection and response to enterprise threats, today announced that Mark Rotolo has joined the company as vice president of sales. A veteran in security technology sales, Rotolo will lead customer acquisition efforts and drive revenue growth for ProtectWise as its cloud-based security platform continues to gain market traction.
"I am thrilled to be joining the ProtectWise team at a time when enterprises are searching for ways to take the guesswork out of network breaches, make meaningful changes to combat today's advanced security threats and speed incident response," said Rotolo. "ProtectWise's cloud platform for network security — which includes the ability to record everything on the network and automatically go back in time to unearth threats that were previously undetected - is a game-changer."
Throughout his 26 years of technology sales experience, Rotolo has led three companies to acquisition for a combined $628 million. Previously, he served as vice president of sales for Elastica and Shape Security, as well as the regional vice president of sales, commercial west at Palo Alto Networks. While at Palo Alto Networks, he helped grow revenues from zero to over $350 million per year, resulting in a very successful IPO.
"ProtectWise's cloud platform represents a fundamental shift in the security industry, away from a prevention only approach to one centered on pervasive network visibility, more complete threat detection, and faster incident response," said Scott Chasin, co-founder and CEO, ProtectWise. "Mark's expertise will play a key role in helping us to continue to drive our growth and reinvent the way organizations approach network security."
ProtectWise will be demonstrating its Cloud Network DVR for enterprise security at Black Hat USA in Booth #1221 on August 5-6th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
ProtectWise™ is disrupting the network security industry with its Cloud Network DVR, a virtual camera in the cloud that records everything on the network. The service allows security professionals to see threats in real time and continuously goes back in time to discover previously unknown threats automatically. By harnessing the power of the cloud, ProtectWise provides an integrated solution with complete visibility and detection of enterprise threats and accelerated incident response. The Cloud Network DVR delivers unique advantages over current network security solutions, including an unlimited retention window with full-fidelity forensic capacity, the industry's only automated smart retrospection, advanced security visualization, and the ease and cost-savings of an on-demand deployment model.
Founded in April 2013, the company is based in Denver and led by a team of security and SaaS industry veterans from McAfee, IBM, Mandiant and Proofpoint. ProtectWise has raised more than $17 million in funding and was named to Network World's list of "10 Security Start-Ups to Watch" For more information, visit www.protectwise.com.