HyTrust, Inc. today named Jason Cowie as its vice president of global channels. A veteran of building early- and growth-stage companies, Cowie will lead HyTrust’s push to create a global ecosystem of partners for making IT infrastructures more trustworthy by delivering an extensive solution to identify, classify and protect critical cloud workloads. A key focus will be the HyTrust Cloud Security Policy Framework (CloudSPF), which enables organizations to automate the creation, application and enforcement of security policies across private and public cloud workloads.
Cowie comes to HyTrust from Boston-based disaster recovery and business continuity software firm Zerto, where he was responsible for building out and managing a global channel. Previously, he has held executive leadership roles in channel sales, strategic alliances, business development, product strategy and systems engineering at such companies as Virtual Instruments, Configuresoft (acquired by EMC/VMware), Microsoft, DriveProtected (acquired by Allied) and NetIQ.
“I couldn’t be joining HyTrust at a more exciting and crucial time for cloud security,” Cowie said. “I look forward to working with HyTrust’s network of exceptional resellers and integrators who understand how to architect secure and compliant infrastructure for workloads that span private, hybrid and public clouds, at a time of rapid growth in the cloud security solutions market.”
HyTrust channel partners deliver the company’s solutions to global 1000 companies in many industry verticals and the largest government agencies, streamlining the vendor management process and enabling customers to work with existing, trusted vendors. According to Forrester, the global cloud security solutions market will grow 28 percent annually over the 2017 to 2021 period, from $1.5 billion in 2017 to $3.5 billion in 2021.
“We are excited to be working with HyTrust to ensure customer migration into the cloud is secure and compliant across the entire lifecycle of the workload,” said Vince Collado, Vice President of Sales, CDI LLC. “By combining CDI’s Hybrid Cloud Automation Framework (HCAF) with HyTrst CloudSPF, customers can easily and security move workloads across private and public clouds such as AWS, Azure and CDI’s Cloud.”
“As the public sector embraces multi-cloud strategies to accelerate digital transformation, it is imperative for customers to implement a set of cloud security policies that protects sensitive information and data. We have been a HyTrust partner for many years and are excited with the appointment of Jason Cowie to help drive the next level of growth across our mutual partners,” said Craig P. Abod, President of Carahsoft, which serves as HyTrust’s master government aggregator.
“Jason’s deep experience and passion are a huge and timely asset that will help us deliver on HyTrust’s mission,” said HyTrust Chairman and CEO John De Santis. “He’s done it all—global sales, alliances, channel development, go-to-market strategies, product positioning, and sales readiness for software, whether based in the cloud, on premises, or SaaS. We’re delighted to welcome him aboard.”
Cowie earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Alberta, and completed graduate studies in Information Technology at the University of Victoria.
HyTrust’s mission is to make private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure more trustworthy for enterprises, service providers and government agencies. HyTrust provides solutions that automate security controls for software-defined computing, networking and storage workloads to achieve the highest levels of visibility, granular policy control and data protection. HyTrust customers benefit from being able to accelerate cloud and virtualization cost savings while improving their security posture by automating and enforcing security policies in real time, adapting quickly to compliance requirements, and preventing unplanned outages.
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, HyTrust is backed by the leading providers of strategic IT infrastructure including VMware, Cisco, Intel and Fortinet; by the vanguard of innovative solutions for the intelligence community, In-Q-Tel; and by a world class group of financial investors including AVP Growth, Epic Ventures, Granite Ventures, Sway Ventures, Trident Capital and Vanedge Capital.