Elemental Security, Inc., the award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that it has named Roy Agostino as its Chief Marketing Officer.
Elemental provides the world’s only security policy system built from the ground up to make the state and activity of users and computers fully transparent, enabling customers to directly translate their business objectives into specific policies for all users and systems on their networks. Elemental unifies policy management, host configuration, inventory/discovery and role-based access control in one seamlessly integrated offering. Using Elemental, security administrators can easily assess the security posture of machines and networks, and make proactive decisions about managing risk. Security policy and compliance management continue to be top priorities due to increasing frequency and severity of security breaches, and regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
“Roy is a proven leader and his addition further strengthens our executive team,” said Elemental CEO Peter Watkins. “Roy brings outstanding branding and marketing experience to Elemental, and his success has been demonstrated by the growing brand names of the companies he’s worked for throughout his career. Our market awareness and traction have been tremendous, and the addition of Roy will further accelerate our strong outreach to our key markets around Elemental’s innovative policy and risk management products.”
“I am pleased to join Elemental, a company that in less than a year since launching has already solidified itself as an emerging leader, has attracted significant customer interest, and has received exceptional industry attention and awards,” said Mr. Agostino. “With Elemental comes the opportunity to work with some of the smartest minds in the security business, and to evangelize a product that’s truly innovative and differentiated from competitors. I am excited about contributing to and being a part of Elemental’s long-term success.”
Mr. Agostino has more than 17 years of marketing and brand management experience at growing companies, most recently serving as the VP of Global Marketing for Information Builders, a leading business intelligence software company. Before that he directed Global Marketing for Crystal Decisions, another provider of business intelligence software products. His experience includes multiple global marketing and branding roles at Nike, Inc, including holding the International Corporate Communications Manager and National Marketing Manager positions. Mr. Agostino studied at the University of British Columbia and the Queens School of Business.
Elemental is an industry leader in enterprise policy and risk management. Using its award-winning Elemental Security Platform (ESP), organizations can directly translate their business objectives into specific policies for all users and systems on their networks. For the first time, enterprises can use a single product to obtain measurable and comprehensive metrics for their security policy needs and compliance requirements. Founded in December 2002, Elemental is a privately held company backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers Venture Partners. Red Herring and AlwaysOn awarded the company their Red Herring 100 and AlwaysOn 100 awards, respectively, which honor the top private companies. Elemental was also named the “Most Innovative” company at the RSA Conference 2006 and a “Private Security Company to Watch” by Red Herring. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and has offices throughout the U.S.
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