SOURCE: CloudPassage


March 26, 2014 09:00 ET

CloudPassage Hires Seasoned Security Executive as CMO

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2014) - CloudPassage®, the Software Defined Security (SDSec) company, today announced the addition of Jill Kyte as Chief Marketing Officer. Kyte joins CloudPassage from a senior marketing role at McAfee and brings with her deep experience in security.

Ms. Kyte has more than 25 years of senior marketing, business development and sales management experience. Prior to joining CloudPassage, she served over four years in Vice President Marketing roles at McAfee. With both startup and large company experience, her career also includes three years as Vice President of Corporate and Field Marketing with HP ArcSight and eight years at Adobe Systems, including serving as the OEM Area Sales Director.

"Cloud is revolutionizing the way enterprises work and scale, but security remains a critical barrier to adoption. Many security companies are trying to solve the cloud riddle, but none are doing so with the innovative technology that the team at CloudPassage has developed," said Jill Kyte, CMO of CloudPassage. "Every company working with cloud environments would benefit from our solution, and I'm excited to accelerate CloudPassage's go-to-market efforts."

With her experience at four different security companies, Kyte will focus on the marketing and business development strategy for CloudPassage to drive the Software Defined Security category and communicate the unique benefits that the Halo platform delivers to the market.

CloudPassage currently protects more than 400 production application deployments in the cloud, including a number of Fortune 1000 enterprises, and automates security for more than 10,000 new cloud workload instances each month.

"We've spent the last three years perfecting a solution purpose-built for cloud environments and as cloud continues to grow, our solution becomes ever more valuable. Jill brings the industry expertise and market understanding that will allow us to strengthen our position as the leader in cloud security," said Carson Sweet, CEO of CloudPassage.

About CloudPassage
CloudPassage is the leading Software Defined Security (SDSec) company addressing the number one inhibitor to cloud infrastructure adoption -- security. The patented CloudPassage Halo platform is the industry's only security and compliance SaaS solution purpose-built to handle the dynamic nature of software defined environments, public, private, hybrid cloud and traditional data centers. Halo operates seamlessly across these environments providing a range of automated security and compliance controls needed to enable innovation. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures, Musea Ventures and other leading investors. For more information, please visit

CloudPassage® and Halo® are registered trademarks of CloudPassage, Inc.

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