CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – December 11, 2018 – eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider, today announced that Lane Bess, principal and founder of Bess Ventures and Advisory, has joined its Board of Directors. Bess brings more than 30 years of experience as an operational executive with deep network and cloud security expertise. He has successfully launched technology startups, grown medium-size businesses to large scale enterprises and provided critical technology solutions to Fortune 2000 companies.
“Lane brings significant expertise to eSentire’s Board in the areas of high growth companies and cybersecurity,” said Kerry Bailey, CEO of eSentire. “Lane joins us at a time when the MDR space is in hyper-growth and becoming the “go to” solution for managed security across all sizes of companies. He will help facilitate eSentire’s continued leadership and evolution in the MDR space.”
Prior to founding Bess Ventures and Advisory in 2015, Bess was the chief operating officer of Zscaler Inc., a leader in cloud-based Internet security services. From 2008 to 2011, Bess was the chief executive officer of global cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks where he led the company’s late-stage fundraising and scaled the company from its early go-to-market to a revenue run rate exceeding $200 million on the path to IPO.
Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Bess served as the EVP of worldwide sales and general manager of publicly traded Trend Micro Inc. (Nikkei) where he grew worldwide revenues to over $1 billion annually. He has extensive experience building technology businesses internationally, including in Europe and Asia. His considerable work in the security technology sector has made him a trusted advisor for many enterprise CIOs and CISOs.
“The acceleration of cyber threats along with the expansion of IT environments to cloud, applications and various endpoints has intensified the need for capable solutions like MDR to keep organizations, their business-critical data and customer’s privacy safe,” said Lane Bess. “eSentire has the foundation, emerging technology capabilities like AI and ML to continue to evolve and grab market opportunity within the cybersecurity space.”
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eSentire® is the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider, keeping organizations safe from constantly evolving cyber attacks that technology alone cannot prevent. Its 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC), staffed by elite security analysts, hunts, investigates and responds in real-time to known and unknown threats before they become business disrupting events. Protecting more than $5.7 trillion AUM in the financial sector alone, eSentire absorbs the complexity of cybersecurity, delivering enterprise-grade protection and the ability to comply with growing regulatory requirements. For more information, visit www.esentire.com and follow @eSentire.