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DomainTools Taps Security Industry Veterans For Its Newly Formed Advisory Board

SEATTLE, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ –DomainTools®, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today announced the formation of the DomainTools Advisory Board comprised of seasoned security executives with significant experience driving product and growth strategies for rapidly scaling enterprise-class cybersecurity companies. The inaugural advisory board members, cybersecurity experts Mike Convertino, CISO of F5 Networks, and Adam Zoller, information security operations leader of Synchrony Financial, will guide DomainTools as it invests in new team members, data, and systems to best serve the rapidly evolving security market.

With the cost of cybersecurity breaches and scams expected to reach $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, a growing number of business leaders have turned to threat intelligence technology to defend its networks. In response to this rising demand, DomainTools hand selected some of the most highly respected security veterans to help to grow the company as they complete their pivot to an enterprise-grade cybersecurity company. With the advisors on board, the company will expand its reach to serve more businesses that require intuitive and sophisticated resources to profile attackers, protect themselves from security threat risks, and stop cyberattacks in their tracks.

“2016 marks a landmark year for DomainTools in terms of our growth trajectory on the product, customer and company front. We’re already ahead of our growth plan for the second year in a row, and will end the year with well over 500 enterprise customers and 50 employees,” said DomainTools CEO, Tim Chen. “As our trusted counsel, the DomainTools Advisory Board will help us make critical product decisions and guide our go-to-market planning. It’s an honor that individuals of the caliber of both Mike and Adam are excited to dive in and help us accelerate into the next phase in our journey.”

Inaugural members of the DomainTools Advisory Board include:

  • Mike Convertino, CISO at F5 Networks:Mike Convertino is 26-year veteran responsible for leading large IT operations and security organizations and is extremely well respected in the industry. Prior to F5 Networks, he was CISO and VP of information security at CrowdStrike, Microsoft’s senior director of network security, and a decorated retired Air Force Colonel.
  • Adam Zoller, Information Security Operations Leader at Synchrony Financial:Adam Zoller has over a decade of information security experience evaluating threats and delivering actionable intelligence to leadership and security teams. Prior to Synchrony Financial, he was the director of cyber intelligence at General Electric and the CIRT manager for Booz Allen Hamilton, where he defended the company’s information infrastructure as well as supported initiatives for a number of U.S. Government clients.

“DomainTools has a unique story in the security industry and I couldn’t be more pleased that the team has asked me to guide them as they work to meet the challenges of growth and scale in the rapidly changing cybersecurity marketplace,” said Mike Convertino. “I know first-hand how critical DNS-based threat enrichment data is to security analysts and incident response professionals worldwide and the new DomainTools Iris threat intelligence platform can be a force-multiplier for security teams of all sizes and experience levels.”

“As a very satisfied customer of DomainTools for over five years, it was an easy decision to help inaugurate the DomainTools Advisory Board,” said Adam Zoller. “The data the company’s powerful platform provides is invaluable to our security workflow, and Iris is an extremely accessible and effective way for my team to articulate through critical DNS investigations. I look forward to helping the company reach more customers and execute on its growth strategy.”

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