|[February 20, 2013]
Total Defense Strengthens Executive Management Team to Support Rapid Growth in Cloud Security
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Cloud security leader Total Defense, Inc. today announced that as part
of its continued focus on growth and expanding market opportunities in
cloud security, the company has appointed John Cassidy as Vice
President, EMEA Sales, and Jon Botter as Vice President, North America
John Cassidy joins the Total Defense team as an accomplished sales
executive, bringing over 15 years experience in European IT sales
leadership. Most recently Cassidy was part of Dell's (News - Alert) Small and Medium
Business (SMB) team for the UK and Ireland, responsible for over $500
million in revenue. Prior to Dell UK, he drove the development of
industry-leading field and inside sales teams at 3Com (News - Alert) and British
"Malware attacks are at an all time high," said Cassidy. "The legacy
approaches to security just can't keep up, so I am very excited to be
joining a team that is delivering a fundamentally new and improved
approach to security."
Jon Botter brings strong expertise in taking rapid-growth companies to
the next level, developing corporate partnerships and innovative sales
operations. Botter joins Total Defense from FatWire Software where he
successfully built a global alliance and partner business from th
ground up and played an integral role in the acquisition of FatWire by
Oracle (News - Alert). He has over 20 years experience in the technology sector, having
previously served in senior executive roles at eGain Corp, RightNow
Technologies, Quest Software and CA (News - Alert) Technologies, where he achieved
record breaking sales results and delivered the largest transaction in
the company's history.
"Cloud security is fast becoming a fundamental necessity for
organizations of all sizes," said Botter. "Total Defense is the first
and only security company to leverage the power of the cloud to deliver
a truly unified content and endpoint security solution. The company has
done an excellent job executing on this vision, and I believe is poised
for a breakout year in 2013."
"Total Defense has changed the security game with our release of the
industry's first complete cloud security solution," said Chris Hickey,
president, Total Defense. "John and Jon are sales executives with proven
ability to build world class teams and deliver exceptional market share
growth. I am delighted to welcome leaders with their proven track record
to the Total Defense team."
For more information about Total Defense and its products, please visit www.totaldefense.com.
About Total Defense
Total Defense is a global leader in malware detection and anti-crimeware
solutions. Over 40,000 businesses across a wide spectrum of industries
have deployed the Company's solutions, including some of the most
sophisticated buyers of security technology worldwide, and over four
million consumers worldwide use Total Defense's products.
Total Defense's solutions include the industry's first complete cloud
security platform, providing fully integrated endpoint, web and email
security through a single Web-based management console with a single set
of enforceable security policies. The Company also offers a broad
portfolio of leading security products for the consumer market. Total
Defense is a former business of CA Technologies (News - Alert), one of the largest
software companies in the world, and has operations in New York,
California, Europe, Israel and Asia.
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