Former Lastline CEO To Spearhead Next Phase of U.S. and International Growth
Santa Clara, Calif., February 13, 2017 – NSFOCUS, a global provider of intelligent hybrid DDoS defenses, today announced that Jens Andreassen has been named Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In his role at NSFOCUS, Andreassen will be responsible for launching new products and growing the company’s business outside of China – focusing on growing its foothold in North America, EMEA, Japan and APAC. Andreassen joins NSFOCUS at a pivotal time – as the company seeks to expand its market share and continue to develop and deliver best-in-class cloud, hybrid and on-premises DDoS and network security solutions. In this role, he will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Jiye Shen.
“NSFOCUS is dedicated to providing our global customers with the best enterprise- and carrier-grade network security solutions available to confront today’s cyber threats,” said Jiye Shen, CEO, NSFOCUS. “We are fortunate to have Jens on board as part of our executive leadership team and are confident that under his guidance, we will expand our contribution to the security industry with new and innovative technology, allowing us to better protect our customer’s assets and keep their operations running. His experience providing strategic counsel to help companies build market share and achieve their goals makes him the perfect choice to guide the future direction and growth of NSFOCUS.”
Andreassen brings 25 years of global sales and business development experience, with more than 15 years working with leading enterprise security corporations. Most recently he served as CEO of Lastline, a cybersecurity company focused on real-time analysis of advanced malware and advanced persistent threat defense. Prior to that he spent eight years as International Vice President of Strategy and New Technology for Fortinet where he was responsible for setting up and running sales operations internationally as well as driving new product and technology initiatives and related strategic partnerships. He has also held several key sales and executive positions at Narus, Micromuse and Tandberg, among others.
“In today’s threat landscape, cybercriminals continue to step up their attacks with innovative tactics and new technology and the one thing all organizations have in common is a growing concern about the crippling ramifications of cyber attacks,” said Jens Andreassen, COO, NSFOCUS. “With attacks coming from multiple new sources including the cloud and IoT devices, security teams need solutions that help them combat emerging threats. I’m energized and excited to join the NSFOCUS team as we look to expand our product and service offerings to help our clients tackle their most important security challenges. I’m excited to work with Jiye and the rest of the NSFOCUS team to expand our global reach, provide the most comprehensive network security protection and help shape and innovate the way companies approach cyber security defense.”
About NSFOCUS IB
NSFOCUS IB is a wholly owned subsidiary of NSFOCUS, an award-winning enterprise application and network security provider, with operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. NSFOCUS IB has a proven track record of combatting the increasingly complex cyber threat landscape through the construction and implementation of multi-layered defense systems. The company’s Intelligent Hybrid Security strategy utilizes both cloud and on-premises security platforms, built on a foundation of real-time global threat intelligence, to provide unified, dynamic protection from advanced cyber threats.
NSFOCUS has fifteen years of success and experience working with Fortune 500 companies, including four of the world’s five largest financial institutions, as well as organizations in insurance, retail, healthcare, critical infrastructure industries as well as government agencies. NSFOCUS IB has technology and channel partners in more than 60 countries, and is a winner of the Microsoft Bug Bounty Program for 4 consecutive years, a member of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), StopBadware.org, and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
Enterprise- and carrier-grade products undergo rigorous evaluation and testing to Veracode VL4 and ISO 27001 certification, delivering powerful and effective threat management combined with advanced data analytics and intrusion prevention and detection capabilities.
A research arm, the NSFOCUS Security Labs, is a renowned technical research center that tracks and analyzes global intelligence while identifying new network vulnerabilities and security trends.
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