PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 7, 2018 – SlashNext, provider of fourth-generation Internet security solutions, today announced Ed Greene is joining its executive team to lead its sales organization as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales.
Mr. Greene joins SlashNext from Comodo Security Solutions, an endpoint threat prevention provider, where he served as Executive Vice President of Field Sales. Prior to Comodo, Mr. Greene held sales leadership positions at Tufin, MarkMonitor, Skybox, Checkpoint Software, McAfee and Cabletron. He also delivered impressive success for two Fortune 50 companies, Lucent and Digital Equipment Corporation, in senior management roles.
Mr. Greene brings over 20 years of experience selling technology products and services including cyber security, private cloud, orchestration, enterprise software virtualization and professional services to CIOs, Data Center Managers and Chief Risk Officers in mid-sized and large enterprises. He has established an extensive network of customers and partners across financial services, investment banking, pharmaceutical, retail, telecommunications and other key verticals, which will be critical in helping him to drive the growth of the SlashNext sales team, partner ecosystem and customer pipeline.
“We are pleased Ed will be joining SlashNext to accelerate our go-to-market success by building out the sales organization with a clear vision for how to win new accounts,” said Atif Mushtaq, CEO of SlashNext. “Ed has amassed an incredible track record from his many years in the cyber security and SaaS business and brings with him an impressive client list as well as key relationships throughout the industry, all of which will help us take the company to the next level.”
“I was able to be incredibly selective for my next role because of all of the interesting new security technologies currently being brought to market,” remarked Ed Greene. “Of everyone I talked to, SlashNext has the right combination of a compelling solution that is already being proven, customers who are seeing real value, an experienced leadership team and a laser-focused market opportunity.”
SlashNext has reinvented Internet threat prevention systems with a new approach to protecting users and systems every time they connect to the Internet. The SlashNext Internet Access Protection System is a cloud powered solution that leverages cognitive computing, a process that mimics how the human brain senses, reasons and responds to stimulus, to process and detect complex and interlinked Internet access attacks including social engineering and phishing, malware, exploits and callbacks.
SlashNext CEO Atif Mushtaq founded the company after serving nine years as a senior scientist for FireEye, where he was a leading architect of the company’s core malware detection system based on signatures and sandbox based technologies. Atif has been at the forefront in the fight against cybercrimes and has worked with law enforcement and other global organizations to take down some of the world’s biggest cybercrime networks. In 2012, his efforts took down one of the largest email spam networks operating out of Russia, causing the worldwide spam level to drop by 50% in a single day.