SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 20, 2016) - Illumio, the Adaptive Security Company, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Remo Canessa to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Canessa is a well-recognized tech industry leader with three decades of financial management experience in both public and private technology companies. Canessa brings with him an extensive background in corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and strategic planning, as well as a deep appreciation for Illumio and its unique pioneering role in the cybersecurity industry today.
Canessa served most recently as the CFO of Infoblox for more than a decade, leading the company from early revenue through its IPO. Earlier CFO assignments included NetScreen Technologies -- which Juniper acquired for more than $4 billion -- Bell Microproducts, Raster Graphics Inc., and Infoseek. He is currently a Director at Aerohive Networks.
"After evaluating approximately a dozen opportunities in the networking and cybersecurity industries, I could not be more excited to join Illumio," said Canessa. "Illumio's unusually early penetration with Fortune 500 companies, its team and commitment to innovation, and the unprecedented size of the opportunity made this an obvious decision. I look forward to helping guide the company through its continued growth."
"Illumio has experienced an unprecedented march into the cybersecurity market by helping safeguard the most critical assets of data center and cloud computing for some of the largest organizations in the world," said Andrew Rubin, co-founder and CEO of Illumio. "We are thrilled to add Remo's company-building experience to our seasoned management team. He was the perfect fit for Illumio."
Illumio delivers adaptive security for every computing environment, protecting the 80 percent of data center and cloud traffic missed by the perimeter. The company's Adaptive Security Platform™ visualizes application traffic and delivers continuous, scalable, and dynamic policy and enforcement to every bare-metal server, VM, container, and VDI within data centers and public clouds. Using Illumio, enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, Plantronics, NTT, Salesforce, King Entertainment, NetSuite, and Creative Artists Agency have achieved secure application and cloud migration, environmental segmentation, compliance, and high-value application protection from breaches and threats with no changes to applications or infrastructure. For more information, visit www.illumio.com or follow @Illumio.