As company continues to scale its product focus, former Akamai executive brings successful track record of product strategy and innovation
WALTHAM, Mass.—July 14, 2015—Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced the appointment of Pedro Santos as vice president of product management. Santos oversees all of the company’s product management initiatives, reporting to CEO Patrick Morley.
Santos joins Bit9 + Carbon Black after 10 years at Akamai Technologies Inc. where most recently he was vice president for product management and market strategy for Akamai’s Web business unit, which he helped drive from its inception to the market leading products that exist today. Previously, he was vice president for mobile products and led the company’s e-commerce strategy.
“Cyber security is the number-one challenge facing businesses today, and continued product innovation is vital for Bit9 + Carbon Black to expand its leadership position and win in the marketplace,” said Morley. “To fill this critical position, we sought a leader not only with an exceptionally strong background in product strategy and management but also someone with the passion, commitment and intelligence to join our team as we build a large, standalone security company in Boston.”
Earlier in his career, Santos held product management leadership positions with MatrixOne and Genuity Solutions.
“The opportunity ahead in endpoint security is massive, and Bit9 + Carbon Black’s explosive growth trajectory testifies to the company’s leadership,” said Santos. “Innovating and staying ahead competitively is paramount in this fast-growing market. I am thrilled to join a team that is completely committed to helping customers detect, protect against and respond to relentless cyber threats.”
Santos earned an MBA from Babson College and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
About Bit9 + Carbon Black
Bit9 + Carbon Black provides the most complete solution against advanced threats that target organizations’ endpoints and servers, making it easier to see—and immediately stop—those threats. The company enables organizations to arm their endpoints by combining continuous, real-time visibility into what’s happening on every computer; real-time signature-less threat detection; incident response that combines a recorded history with live remediation; and prevention that is proactive and customizable. More than 1,000 organizations worldwide—from Fortune 100 companies to small enterprises—use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services.
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