SOURCE: Cyphort, Inc.

Cyphort, Inc.

April 15, 2014 08:00 ET

Cyphort Appoints Irfan Salim to Its Board of Directors

Recently Named One of 10 Hot Security Start-Ups to Watch by Network World, Cyphort Prepares for Ongoing Success With a Key Addition to Its Board

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - Cyphort, an innovative provider of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection Solutions, today announced that Irfan Salim has joined its Board of Directors as an Independent Director. Mr. Salim brings more than 20 years of experience growing, leading and advising world-class SaaS, Internet security and fraud prevention companies.

"Irfan's stellar track record within the security industry speaks for itself. He has led large corporations and fast growing startups to great success, providing him with a unique perspective that compliments and extends our existing brain trust and expertise," said Manoj Leelanivas, CEO, Cyphort. "Since our launch in February, we have received a steady stream of awards and accolades, and have generated significant deal flow. We look forward to working with Irfan to maintain our momentum as we continue to execute on our vision for Advanced Threat Defense."

Irfan Salim brings to Cyphort more than two decades of building successful businesses in cyber security and other relevant industries. Previously, he was President and CEO of MarkMonitor, President and COO of Internet security company Zone Labs, which was acquired by Check Point Technologies. Irfan has also held positions including president of US and European operations at TrendMicro; president and CEO at desktop publishing and presentation software company Software Publishing Corporation; and vice president and general manager of the Spreadsheet Division at Lotus Development. Prior to Lotus, Irfan spent 7 years with Texas Instruments. He holds an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London, and an M.B.A. from Manchester Business School, England.

"Cyphort's approach to Advanced Threat Defense matches its team -- it's smart, practical, and focused on delivering long-term value," said Mr. Salim. "In a crowded and active market, Cyphort's focus on cost, context and coverage resonates with both business and technology buyers. Simply put, Cyphort is a winner, and I am delighted to be a steward of its success."

Salim joins Manoj Leevaivas, Ali Golshan, Andy Verhalen, Rich Redelfs and Fred Wang on Cyphort's board. He also currently serves on the Boards of LogMeIn, Inc., and Recurly.

About Cyphort
Cyphort is innovative provider of Advanced Threat Protection solutions that deliver a complete defense against current and emerging Advanced Persistent Threats, targeted attacks and zero day vulnerabilities. The Cyphort Platform accurately detects and analyzes next generation malware, providing actionable, contextual intelligence that enables security teams to respond to attacks faster, more effectively, and in as surgical a manner as their attackers. Cyphort's software-based, distributed architecture offers a cost effective, high performance approach to detecting and protecting an organization's virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure against sophisticated attacks. Malware detection for Windows, OS X and Linux allows businesses to extract maximum value from IT assets without compromising the security of an organization. Founded by experts in advanced threats from government intelligence agencies and premier network security companies, Cyphort is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit:

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