WALTHAM, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bit9, the leader in Trust-based Security, announces the appointment of Ed Filippine as vice president of worldwide sales, reporting to CEO Patrick Morley. Filippine, who has more than 15 years’ of sales leadership experience with leading IT hardware, software and services organizations, is responsible for Bit9’s global sales and channel business.
“Ed is a great fit for Bit9. He has tremendous experience developing and leading sales organizations at high-growth companies,” said Morley. “He and his team will play a vital role in helping Bit9 achieve our revenue goals and bring the benefits of trust-based security to more enterprises worldwide.”
Prior to joining Bit9, Filippine was vice president of worldwide sales for HP Vertica. Before that he served as general manager of the Americas for Acronis, responsible for leading the company’s strategy and business across North and South America and overseeing sales, channels, marketing and pre-sales engineering functions for the region.
“Bit9 is the clear leader in trust-based security,” said Filippine. “I’m excited to be part of a company with unmatched products and services, a customer base that includes many of the biggest and most successful companies in the world, and a team of people committed to protecting our customers from advanced threats and targeted attacks that traditional security solutions simply cannot stop.”
Earlier in his career, Filippine was vice president of the Americas corporate sales division for EMC, where he managed sales, pre-sales engineering, operations and services for an organization of several hundred employees. He also held executive sales positions at WorldCom and American Network Exchange. Filippine earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from St. Louis University.
The leader in Trust-based Security, Bit9 continuously monitors and records all activity on servers and endpoints to detect and stop cyberthreats that evade traditional security defenses. A cloud-based software reputation service combined with policy-driven application control and whitelisting provide the most reliable form of security in a model that can be rapidly implemented with less maintenance than traditional tools. Bit9 has stopped the most advanced attacks, including Flame, Gauss and the malware responsible for the RSA breach. Almost 1,000 organizations—from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses—use Bit9 to increase security, reduce operational costs, and improve compliance. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com, follow us on Twitter @Bit9, Facebook and Google+, or call +1 617-393-7400.