Agari Ups Game Against Cybercriminals; Adds Visionary Security Veterans to Advisory Board

  Agari Ups Game Against Cybercriminals; Adds Visionary Security Veterans to
  Advisory Board

 Steve Katz, Michael Barrett, and Tom Kellerman join Agari Advisory Board to
                       help chart the company's future

Business Wire

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- March 26, 2014

Agari, the leading provider of data-driven security solutions that detect and
prevent advanced email cyberthreats, today announced three new members to its
advisory board and a new member to its technical advisory board. The Agari
advisory board was formed to bring together leading experts in the security
industry to provide unique vision, strengths and experience to further Agari’s
mission to eliminate email cyberattacks. The announcement comes following
Agari’s expansion into Europe and release of Agari PRO, the only email channel
protection solution that provides email ecosystem discovery, cyberthreat
detection and prevention, and real-time threat intelligence.

“Agari is pleased to announce the appointment of well-respected, industry
veterans to its advisory board,” said Patrick Peterson, CEO of Agari. “The
collective vision and experience of Agari’s advisory board allows us to make
decisions that benefit and align with our clients’ near-term needs while also
strategically building for the future of cyberattack detection and

Joining the Agari advisory board are Michael Barrett, president at the FIDO
Alliance and former CISO of PayPal, Steve Katz, executive advisor at Deloitte,
and Tom Kellermann, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and
Dispute Services.

  *Michael Barrett is the president of the FIDO Alliance and serves as an
    advisor to several security companies. Prior to joining the FIDO Alliance,
    Barrett served as the Chief Information Security Officer for PayPal for
    seven years, where he was responsible for ensuring the security of the
    company’s 130 million active accounts worldwide. He was twice named one of
    the ‘50 most powerful people in networking’ by Network World magazine, has
    been listed as one of’s top influencers, and was recognized
    as the ‘Information Security Executive of the Year’ in 2010.

“I’ve always been an ardent supporter of Agari due to their leading role in
the definition and deployment of the DMARC standard. Now, I’m even more
excited about the business and technology opportunities Agari has in its
future,” Barrett said. “Agari’s unique position in the marketplace gives them
an unparalleled ability to protect consumers’ personal information and
companies’ reputations, and educate both groups on the disastrous impact of
security breaches.”

  *Steve Katz currently serves as an executive advisor in security and
    privacy at Deloitte, and is the founder of Security Risk Solutions, LLC,
    an information security consultancy that provides advisory services to
    companies of all sizes. Katz organized and managed the Information
    Security Program at JPMorgan for 10 years, and spent six years directing
    Citigroup’s global Corporate Information Security Office. He has testified
    before Congress on numerous information security issues and was appointed
    as the first financial services sector coordinator for critical
    infrastructure protection by the Secretary of the Treasury.

"We’re seeing cybercriminals become savvier in terms of how and when they
attack companies, and it is up to leaders in the cybersecurity community to
figure out how to prevent these breaches,” Katz said. “Email has become the
primary pathway for cybercriminals to attack, and Agari has become a leader in
the fight against cybercriminals, restoring trust in the email channel.”

  *Tom Kellermann is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Global
    Forensic and Dispute Services, where he focuses on emerging cyber threats,
    financial sector risk management, cyber strategy development, and incident
    response. Prior to joining the company, he served as senior vice president
    of cyber security for Trend Micro, Inc. Kellerman was also a commissioner
    on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44^th Presidency and is
    currently an advisor to the International Cyber Security Protection
    Alliance and the National Board of Information Security Examiners Panel
    for Penetration Testing.

"This is a very opportunistic time for the cybersecurity industry and I have
no doubt that Agari will be a leading force in security," Kellermann said.
"Businesses are seeing the need for succinct security practices that allow
them to proactively protect their customers. Agari instills trust with the
businesses it works with, and subsequently between businesses and their

Additionally, Bill Burns will be joining Agari’s technical advisory board,
providing insight to the product roadmap and development. Burns has 20 years
of experience in information security architecture and IT operations,
specializing in cryptography, business processes automation, and risk-based
decision making. Most recently, Burns was the director of information security
for Netflix, where his team supported the development of over 1000 streaming
devices, enabled Netflix members to stream over one billion hours of
entertainment per month, and ensured audit and regulatory compliance across a
global public and private cloud environment.


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About Agari

Agari collects terabytes of email data from email receivers like Gmail and
Yahoo! representing 85% of the email inboxes in the U.S., to provide global
brands with a cloud-based SaaS solution that eliminates email threats,
protects customers and their personal data, and proactively guards brand
reputation. Today, Agari has analyzed over a trillion emails, and has blocked
over a 2.5 billion malicious messages at a clip of over 200 per second.
Founded by the thought leaders behind Cisco’s IronPort solutions, Agari, a
recipient of the 2013 JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award, is
headquartered in Silicon Valley. Learn more at


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