Zscaler, Inc., the leader in cloud-security, today announced that financial services and tech veteran Andy Brown has joined its board of directors. Brown is a distinguished leader with more than 30 years of experience in information and financial technology.
“Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable experience from the financial services and technology industry to our board of directors,” said Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry. “As Zscaler’s cloud security platform continues to experience rapid demand and accelerated adoption, Andy’s strategic insights will be critical as we continue to evolve.”
Security is a key differentiator and ongoing challenge for global organizations, and Brown’s extensive career working with major financial services companies is essential in advising Zscaler as it scales its cloud security platform to secure cloud and mobile-first enterprises.
In Brown’s current role as CEO and co-founder of Sand Hill East, he is responsible for identifying and guiding seed stage companies on go to market, product strategy and technology architecture and design. His past experience includes Group Technology Officer for UBS; Head of Strategy, Architecture and Optimization at Bank of America; CTO of Infrastructure at Credit Suisse; and various positions including Chief Architect at Merrill Lynch. Additionally, Brown is on the board of Guidewire (GWRE) and Moogsoft. He was founder of Desktone, board member of ServiceMesh and advisor to Cyvera, all of which were acquired in the past two years.
“Cyber threats are evolving at a rapid rate and in order for the security industry to keep up, organizations, especially financial services, need to abandon point solutions and embrace the cloud,” said Brown. “Zscaler is at the forefront of cloud-delivered security innovation and I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors at such an exciting time. Unlike appliance vendors, Zscaler was born in the cloud to secure the cloud.”
Zscaler ensures that more than 15 million employees across thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies. Zscaler’s award-winning Security-as-a-Service platform delivers a safe and productive Internet experience for every user, from any device and from any location. Zscaler effectively moves security into the Internet backbone, operating in more than 100 data centers around the world and enabling organizations to fully leverage the promise of cloud and mobile computing with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance. Zscaler delivers unified, carrier-grade Internet security, advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, data loss prevention, SSL decryption, traffic shaping, policy management and threat intelligence-all without the need for on-premise hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit us at www.zscaler.com.