Advanced Threat Protection Leader Selects Marketing Veteran to Lead Worldwide Marketing and Accelerate Enterprise Adoption of Bit9’s Trust-Based Security Solutions
06.20.12 – Waltham, Mass. – Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection, today announced the appointment of Eric Schurr as chief marketing officer. Schurr brings more than 20 years of experience in management, marketing, product management and strategy from a variety of technology companies that range from early stage startups to large, established public organizations.
“Eric has a proven history in growing global companies and driving market demand across both geographical boundaries and vertical market segments,” said Patrick Morley, president and CEO of Bit9. “I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Eric in the past and he has the talent and DNA we need to take Bit9 to the next level and capitalize on our expanding market opportunity.”
As CMO, Schurr leads all aspects of Bit9’s worldwide marketing including strategy, messaging and positioning, brand development, demand generation, digital marketing, Website messaging, social media strategy, and analyst and public relations. Schurr joins the company during a time of accelerating company growth, marked by an increasing enterprise and government demand for Bit9’s technology. Bit9 has been successful in protecting intellectual property (IP) against malware and high-profile Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) such as Flame.
“Bit9 has demonstrated that its Advanced Threat Protection technology is the best and most effective method for organizations to protect against today’s sophisticated malware attacks,” said Schurr. “I’m thrilled to be joining Bit9 and its stellar group of executives to further grow the company’s global presence and address the exploding need for organizations to protect their IP against cyber threats.”
Prior to joining Bit9, Schurr held key management and leadership positions in the high-tech software sector, playing instrumental roles in an IPO and many successful acquisitions. Before joining Bit9 he served as senior vice president of marketing of the Application Performance Management Business Unit at Compuware and the senior vice president of marketing at Gomez, Inc. Previous roles include: vice president of worldwide marketing for the Rational Software division of IBM, chief marketing officer and general manager at Rational Software, and vice president of marketing and product management at SQA, Inc. Schurr graduated from Depauw University in Greencastle, Ind., with a B.A. in math and English composition.
Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection and Endpoint Security, protects the world’s intellectual property (IP) by providing innovative, trust-based security solutions to detect and prevent sophisticated malware and cyber threats. The world’s leading brands rely on Bit9’s award-winning Advanced Threat Protection Platform for endpoint protection and windows server security.
Bit9 stops advanced persistent threats by combining real-time sensors, cloud-based software reputation services, continuous monitoring and trust-based application control and allowlisting—eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Bit9 also offers domain controller solutions to protect against modern cyber threats.
The company’s global customers come from a wide variety of industries, including e-commerce, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, technology and utilities. Bit9 was founded on a prestigious United States federal research grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology – Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of the company’s solutions.
Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Mass. For more information, visit our website, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or call +1 617-393-7400.