Michael DeCesare Joins ForeScout Technologies as New CEO

February 25, 2015

11:00 pm

Michael DeCesare recently left his position as the President of Intel Security, previously McAfee, to pursue a different executive role at a different company. ForeScout Technologies, a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions, named the veteran industry executive as their new CEO.

The addition of DeCesare to the ForeScout executive team will serve to accelerate the company’s already rapid growth in the information security market. He’ll assume the role and responsibilities of the CEO on March 2, 2015.

“The explosion of mobile devices, cloud, and wireless access has thrown a giant spotlight on securing the network. This is where the action is, and the rapid growth of network security companies proves it,” says DeCesare. “I’ve admired ForeScout’s technology as second to none, and there is no question that in the age of big breaches, ForeScout is poised to become a significant player with an important role in restoring trust and confidence in the digital environment.”

It’s high praise from DeCesare, but he would know; he’s been in the industry for more than 20 years and brings with him experience and leadership at innovative security companies like EMC Documentum and Oracle. While serving as the President of Intel Security, the company posted multiple quarters of double-digit revenue.

“ForeScout has enjoyed great success, but we’ve only just begun. We are in a position to truly revolutionize the security space,” says Hezy Yeshurun, cofounder and Chairman of the Board of ForeScout. “As we embark on our next growth phase, Michael DeCesare is the visionary we wanted to help ForeScout capitalize on the opportunities ahead.”

ForeScout experienced significant growth and achievements in 2014:

  • More than 1,800 enterprise and military customers across 62 countries use ForeScout to improve their network security and manage risk
  • ForeScout has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for NAC for four consecutive years (2011 – 2014)
  • ForeScout CounterACT has received numerous industry awards, including the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Leadership Award for Network Security
  • ForeScout’s ControlFabric architecture has enabled integrations with more than 60 leading hardware and software IT products

It stands to reason that with a dedicated team and new CEO that trend of growth will continue in 2015. This is what you get when you combine veteran expertise and leadership with a really well developed idea.



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