AlienVault Announces Former SolarWinds SVP of Marketing, Rita Selvaggi, as Chief Marketing Officer

  AlienVault Announces Former SolarWinds SVP of Marketing, Rita Selvaggi, as
  Chief Marketing Officer

   Veteran High-Tech Marketer to Propel Rapid Adoption of Unified Security
                           Management in Mid-Market

Business Wire

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- February 21, 2013

AlienVault, the leadingUnified Security Managementprovider committed to
making security visibility complete, simple and affordable, today announced
the appointment of Rita Selvaggi as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). As CMO,
Selvaggi will work closely with AlienVault’s executive team to align the
global marketing, product, and sales organizations around the company’s goal
of delivering security visibility to the under-served mid-market.

“Rita has had great experience in understanding the needs of IT professionals
in the mid-market and will be an incredible asset to AlienVault as we continue
to improve how we deliver Unified Security Management to businesses that have
been neglected by the security industry,” said AlienVault President and CEO,
Barmak Meftah. “With our focus on providing all of the essential security
capabilities in one easy-to-use and affordable solution, we have a great
opportunity to bring ‘enterprise-class’ security to those organizations that
just don’t have large security teams in-house. We’re very fortunate to have
Rita on board to help us deliver on that promise.”

Selvaggi has more than 25 years of experience in high technology. From 2006
through 2010, she was Senior Vice President of Marketing for SolarWinds (NYSE:
SWI), a leader in the IT management software industry that went public in May
2009. At SolarWinds, Selvaggi served as a member of the senior executive team
that built the company’s disruptive model for high volume and velocity
software sales to IT professionals in mid-market enterprises. Prior to joining
SolarWinds, Selvaggi held executive and senior management positions at Blue
Coat Systems, Permeo Technologies, 724 Solutions, pcOrder, and IBM.

Most recently, Selvaggi has served as an advisor to portfolio companies of
Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) in the Bay Area, and Austin Ventures in
Austin, TX. Selvaggi holds a B.A. from the University of Delaware and an
M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

“AlienVault is a fast-growth company built by security professionals who saw
and addressed a very real need in the mid-market,” said Selvaggi.
“AlienVault’s Unified Security Management product, combined with the widely
supported, community-based AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) provides IT
managers and security managers with broad security visibility through a single
management console that is easy to use and affordable. I look forward to
helping AlienVault serve IT professionals in all enterprises who want a
complete security solution that is big on value and low in complexity.”

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About AlienVault

AlienVault’sUnified Security Management™ solution (USM) provides a fast and
cost-effective way for organizations with limited security staff and budget to
address compliance and threat management needs. With all of the essential
security controls built-in, USM puts enterprise-class security visibility
within fast and easy reach of smaller security teams who need to do more with
less. AlienVault’sOpen Threat Exchange™, a system for sharing threat
intelligence amongOSSIMusers and AlienVault customers, ensures USM always
stays ahead of threats. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered
in Silicon Valley and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sigma,
Trident Capital and Adara Venture Partners. For more information
visitwww.AlienVault.comor follow us onTwitter.

Contact:

LEWIS PR for AlienVault
Katherine Nellums, 415-845-3575
Katherine.nellums@lewispr.com
 
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