NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - eSentire, the leader in active threat protection solutions and managed services, today announced Nick Lantuh has joined the company as Chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Lantuh brings to eSentire extensive cyber security domain experience, most notably serving as Founder & President of NetWitness Corporation (sold to EMC in 2011), where he raised funding, built a management team and ran day-to-day operations from inception to sale (2006 - 2011), culminating in a #21 overall ranking on the 2010 Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US, and a #1 ranking for Inc.'s Fastest Growing Software Company in the United States.
"eSentire today is in hyper-growth mode, which I have fortunately experienced several times in my career and it is enjoyable to once again be a part of a high growth security company," Lantuh said. "I continue to be impressed with eSentire's next generation cyber threat protection solution. Their use of real-time detection and operationalized forensics has allowed them to provide a differentiated solution in the marketplace that in turn has lead to significant revenue growth."
Commenting on Mr. Lantuh's decision, eSentire CEO J. Paul Haynes: "On behalf of everyone at eSentire and our investors, we are absolutely thrilled to have Nick Lantuh help us realize our vision. His perspective is formed by years of testing markets and successful execution, coupled with an exceptional network of industry connections and relationships that will most certainly help accelerate our growth and solidify our value as an industry leader."
An information security industry leader and visionary, Mr. Lantuh brings more than two decades of proven start-up, sales and marketing leadership experience to eSentire in his role as Chairman. He will work closely with executive management to advance and expand eSentire's award-winning active threat protection solutions and managed security services into new markets.
Prior to NetWitness, Mr. Lantuh led sales and revenue generation efforts in multiple startups in the endpoint security, networking, optical networking and wireless spaces culminating in four acquisitions (acquirers included Cisco, McAfee & Ceridian) and an IPO.
Mr. Lantuh holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, an MBA from the University of Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business and completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
eSentire® is the leader in Active Threat Protection solutions and services, the most comprehensive way to defend enterprises from advanced and never-before-seen cyber threats. eSentire's flagship offering, Network Interceptor, challenges legacy security approaches, combining behavior-based analytics, immediate mitigation and actionable intelligence on a 24x7x365 basis. The company's dedicated team of security experts continuously monitors customer networks to detect and block cyber attacks in real-time. Protecting more than $1.3 trillion in combined assets, eSentire is the trusted choice for security decision-makers in financial services, healthcare, mining, energy, engineering and construction, legal services, and technology companies. In late 2013, eSentire was named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Companies to Watch and cited as a Canadian Innovation Exchange CIX Top 20 most innovative Canadian company. For more information visit http://www.esentire.com and follow @esentire.