CAMBRIDGE, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/14 -- eSentire, Inc., the leader in Active Threat Protection solutions and managed security services, today named Mark McArdle as its Chief Technology Officer. McArdle, formerly a member of the eSentire board of advisors, will move to his more formal role as CTO effective immediately. He brings more than two decades of frontline technology and information security industry experience and will be responsible for all engineering and operations, as well as for advancing the eSentire technology innovation roadmap to maintain the company's competitive edge and market leadership.
"I'm thrilled to join the eSentire team as CTO. The information security industry continues to move in tectonic shifts, as evidenced recently by the Target breach and the uptick in pressure from SEC regulators to conduct formal cyber security examinations for U.S. fund managers," McArdle said. "As a prior member of the board of advisors, and now as our CTO, I believe eSentire's Active Threat Protection solutions and services will continue to lead in tackling the darkest security challenges and protect our clientele with the utmost vigilance."
Commenting on the appointment, eSentire CEO J. Paul Haynes: "We welcome Mark to the eSentire executive management team as our new CTO. Mark brings an exceptional track record of innovation and product development strength to eSentire, and we expect his many contributions will expand our solution and service offerings and fuel our growth as we enter new markets."
McArdle holds six patents in Internet security and is a seasoned technology executive with over 20 years experience with top technology brands. After starting his career as a software developer, he moved to Silicon Valley in 1996 and joined PGP, Inc. PGP was acquired by McAfee in 1997 where Mr. McArdle remained for 11 years, assuming increasingly senior positions in Enterprise, SMB and Consumer Product groups. Mr. McArdle rose to the rank of senior vice president for McAfee's Consumer Product Development division, responsible for engineering and product management functions for the 400-employee division with products generating in excess of $650M in annual revenue.
In 2010, Mr. McArdle joined tinyHippos as CEO, helping create a mobile development platform emulator called Ripple that was acquired by BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion) in March 2011. A passionate technologist, Mr. McArdle shares insights and experiences in his columns published in The Record, the Waterloo Region's daily newspaper, and Grand, the Waterloo Region's leading lifestyle magazine. He has served on the External Advisory Board to the Canadian Privacy Commissioner, and from and from 2010 - 2013, served on the board at iLookabout Inc., a TSX-listed street-level imagery technology company based in London, Ontario.
eSentire® is the leader in Active Threat Protection solutions and services, the most comprehensive way to defend enterprises from advanced and never-before-seen cyber threats. eSentire's flagship offering, Network Interceptor, challenges legacy security approaches, combining behavior-based analytics, immediate mitigation and actionable intelligence on a 24x7x365 basis. The company's dedicated team of security experts continuously monitors customer networks to detect and block cyber attacks in real-time. Protecting more than $1.3 trillion in combined assets, eSentire is the trusted choice for security decision-makers in financial services, healthcare, mining, energy, engineering and construction, legal services, and technology companies. In late 2013, eSentire was named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Companies to Watch and cited as a Canadian Innovation Exchange CIX Top 20 most innovative Canadian company. For more information visit www.esentire.com and follow @esentire.
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