PRESS RELEASE – MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Feb. 19, 2015 – HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security Automation Company, today announced that Rudolfo (Rudy) Cifolelli has joined the company as senior vice president of sales. In this critical position, Mr. Cifolelli will have primary responsibility for leading the Sales, Sales Engineering and Professional Services teams at HyTrust and will help drive the company’s pursuit of emerging opportunities and aggressive expansion into new markets.
“We’re thrilled to have a professional of Rudy’s caliber join our team as we look to build on our market momentum,” said John De Santis, Chairman and CEO of HyTrust. “Rudy has been associated with extremely fast growing companies in the security arena, and he’s always created the right environment for client facing teams to deliver extraordinary value to customers. We have the solutions, services and technology professionals in place, and with Rudy at the helm, I am even more confident in our ability to deliver high quality solutions, shorten time to value, and to increase our importance to our customer’s success.”
Mr. Cifolelli has a long and distinguished track record in generating new revenue streams for innovative companies. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Sales at Prolexic, the leading distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation service provider, before its acquisition by Akamai Technologies for $370M. He led the worldwide sales team to help grow the company at an amazing 64% CAGR over 28 months.
Before joining Prolexic he was President, North America, at security provider SafeBoot prior to its acquisition by McAfee Inc. for $350M. He led the North American sales team to grow sales at a whopping 111% CAGR over 30 months.
“Over the course of my career I’ve been privileged to work with several innovative companies delivering the right products and services for the right market, and HyTrust is exactly in that category,” Mr. Cifolelli noted. “So many information technology operations are now leveraging virtualization and cloud technologies for economic benefit, yet without adequate automated security controls, these technologies put corporate assets at risk, including jeopardizing their brand and their customers’ data. There’s a huge market and tremendous need for HyTrust to help close those gaps, and I’m very excited to join the team.”
About HyTrust (www.hytrust.com)
Cloud Under Control™
HyTrust is the Cloud Security Automation company. Its virtual appliances provide the essential foundation for cloud control, visibility, data security, management and compliance. HyTrust mitigates the risk of catastrophic failure— especially in light of the concentration of risk that occurs within virtualization and cloud environments. Organizations can now confidently take full advantage of the cloud, and even broaden deployment to mission-critical applications.
The Company is backed by top tier investors VMware, Cisco, Intel, In-Q-Tel,Fortinet, Granite Ventures, Trident Capital, Epic Ventures andVanedge Capital; and its partners include VMware; VCE; Symantec; CA; McAfee;Splunk; HP Arcsight; Accuvant; RSA and Intel.