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VMware Carbon Black Appoints New Country Manager for Security Business Unit in Japan

TOKYO — November 13, 2019 —VMware Carbon Black, a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection, today announced it has appointed veteran IT security leader Itsuo Iso as Country Manager for VMware’s Security Business Unit in Japan.

VMware announced its acquisition of Carbon Black on October 8. As part of the acquisition, the company created a Security Business Unit under the leadership of former Carbon Black CEO, Patrick Morley, who now serves as the Business Unit’s General Manager.

Mr. Iso joins VMware’s Security Business Unit to lead business development and channel partner engagement in Japan. He brings a strong track record spanning more than 30 years in the IT industry to VMWare Carbon Black. Over that time, Mr. Iso has amassed proven credentials for enterprise sales and is recognised as a senior executive in the technology industry with a demonstrable track record, having successfully run multi-hundred million dollar P&Ls. He has also worked in a number of start-up organisations.

Prior to joining VMWare Carbon Black, Mr. Iso served as the Japanese Country Manager at Netscout Systems.

Mr. Iso was also President and CEO of privately held managed open cloud company Mirantis, where he was responsible for formulating the Japanese entity and hiring the Japanese team as well as signing up resellers and OEM partners. Mr. Iso previously served as Managing Director for Cisco Systems NTT Docomo Sales where he managed Cisco’s largest account in the region, NTT Docomo.

During his career, Mr. Iso has also worked for technology leaders including: Hewlett Packard, Dell, Verizon and Vodafone in senior sales and marketing positions.

“VMware Carbon Black’s cloud-native endpoint protection platform is helping thousands of customers stay protected from advanced cyberattacks,” Mr. Iso said. “I’m looking forward to taking this innovative technology to more major accounts in Japan and increasing Carbon Black’s footprint. It is an exciting time to be part of VMware’s Security Business Unit and I am looking forward to developing a number of significant strategic accounts in the country.”

About VMware Carbon Black

VMware Carbon Black is a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection dedicated to keeping the world safe from cyberattacks. The VMware Carbon Black Cloud consolidates endpoint protection and IT operations into an endpoint protection platform (EPP) that prevents advanced threats, provides actionable insight and enables businesses of all sizes to simplify operations. By analyzing billions of security events per day across the globe, VMware Carbon Black has key insights into attackers’ behaviors, enabling customers to detect, respond to and stop emerging attacks.

More than 6,000 global customers, including approximately one third of the Fortune 100, trust VMware Carbon Black to protect their organizations from cyberattacks. The company’s partner ecosystem features more than 500 MSSPs, VARs, distributors and technology integrations, as well as many of the world’s leading IR firms, who use VMware Carbon Black’s technology in more than 500 breach investigations per year.

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