October 15, 2015 12:00 ET Appoints Anthony M. Freed to Director of Corporate Communications Brings on Former Security Journalist to Increase Community Engagement in Cloud Security

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2015) -, a leading provider of cloud security services for Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud infrastructure, today announced it has appointed Anthony M. Freed as the company's Director of Corporate Communications. Freed brings extensive experience as a well-respected communications advisor, publications manager and freelance writer in the field of security.

In his new role at, Freed will spearhead corporate brand awareness for the rapidly growing cloud IT security company through expanded community engagement efforts, and will further align strategies for media and analyst relations. was founded by Tim Prendergast, CEO and Justin Lundy, CIO/CTO, who previously worked together at Adobe and launched to deliver security and compliance solutions to meet the new challenges of public cloud-based IT infrastructure. Industry analysts have described as having a significant head start in the cloud security space, and being positioned for significant growth. The company currently has about 50 employees and has raised $11.4 million in funding from True Ventures and Bain Capital Ventures.

" is experiencing strong growth, and as the complexity and range of our communications objectives continues to expand, we felt that the time was right to hire Anthony to be our new Communications Director," said Tim Prendergast, co-founder and CEO of "He brings a unique perspective and a proven track record as a talented communications professional with specific expertise in cybersecurity. We expect significant benefits from his contributions as we continue to promote our Amazon Web Services security solutions and strengthen thought leadership."

Before joining, Freed was the Director of Publications for Norse Corporation and the managing editor of their online magazine, DarkMatters. Prior to that, he was the managing editor for Tripwire's The State of Security, and was one of the founders of Infosec Island (later acquired by SecurityWeek). As an information security journalist and editor, Freed has authored numerous feature articles that have been sourced and cited by dozens of security industry and mainstream media outlets -- most notably the breaking of the Norton AV source code leak and his early interviews with hacktivist The Jester.

"As more organizations move critical business operations to the cloud, it's an exciting time to join a company defining an entirely new space for cloud infrastructure security," said Freed. " has put together a talented team to produce a unique and elegant solution that customers find invaluable for the security of their public cloud operations, and I look forward to my role in increasing awareness around those achievements. 2016 is going to be a great year for"

About is the leader in cloud infrastructure security for Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Evident Security Platform (ESP) is a cloud-native Security-as-a-Service solution that automates key cloud security processes and enables consistent enforcement of policy requirements across an organization's entire AWS cloud. ESP was designed specifically to help modern IT and DevOps teams automate and maintain security within the AWS shared responsibility model.

ESP combines automated detection of vulnerabilities and security mis-configurations with guided remediation, audit capabilities, and compliance requirements. It provides a continuous global view of security risk, with the actionable intelligence needed to rapidly remediate and secure an organization's entire AWS Infrastructure. is a privately held company based in Dublin, CA and backed by Bain Capital Ventures and True Ventures. For more information please visit:

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