FOSTER CITY, Calif., August 11, 2015 â€“Â Norse, the leader in live attack intelligence, today announced that David Weier, an accomplished sales executive with more than 20 years experience building and leading high-performance sales teams in the enterprise software industry, has joined Norse as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Weier will use his expertise to build upon the momentum the Norse sales team has already achieved, particularly abroad, and to leverage the growing recognition among enterprise security professionals of the importance of threat intelligence.
â€œNorse continues to demonstrate its leadership in threat intelligence by introducing unique and exciting products and services geared to the needs of the enterprise market. I am excited to join this dynamic and forward thinking organization,â€ said Weier. â€œThe opportunities for Norse within this market are growing rapidly as organizations of all kinds recognize the necessity of making threat intelligence a foundational element of their security posture.â€
Prior to joining Norse, Weier was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Synack, a crowd security intelligence company backed by Kleiner Perkins, Google and Greylock. Before joining Synack, David was the Vice President of Global Sales for Wurldtech, the global leader in cyber security for critical infrastructure (acquired by GE). Earlier positions include: Vice President of Sales, Americas, for Solera Networks; Area Vice President of Sales at SilverTail Systems; Vice President, Area Sales for CA Technologies and Regional Director for both the commercial sector and financial vertical for HP Software.
â€œWe are excited to have David join our management team and bring his extensive experience to bear in leading our sales organization and driving our global sales effort,â€ said Norse CEO Sam Glines. â€œWe have already achieved significant traction in this market with our industry leading threat intelligence solutions, and we are confident in Davidâ€™s ability to take this to the next level and beyond.â€
Norse recently introduced the Norse Applianceâ„¢ 10g, a new, high-bandwidth version of its revolutionary dedicated threat intelligence appliance that actively monitors inbound and outbound network traffic at up to 10 gigabits-per-second to block advanced attacks. Norse also introduced the Norse Intelligence Serviceâ„¢, a unique fusion of automated and human threat monitoring and analysis that offers â€œearly warning as-a-serviceâ€ for the very large, extended enterprise networks of Fortune 500 and government organizations.
Norse is the global leader in live attack intelligence, helping companies block the threats that other systems miss. Serving the worldâ€™s largest financial, government and technology organizations, Norse intelligence dramatically improves the performance, catch-rate and return-on-investment of the entire security infrastructure. The Norse Intelligence Network, a globally-distributed distant early warning grid of millions of sensors, honeypots, crawlers, and agents, delivers unmatched visibility into difficult-to-penetrate geographies and darknets where bad actors operate. Norse processes hundreds of terabytes daily against a 7-petabyte attack history database, and weighs over 1,500 variables to compute real-time risk scores for millions of IP addresses and URLs every dayÂ For more information, visit www.norsecorp.com.
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