ForeScout Names Ex-Intel Security President as CEO

Former president of Intel Security Michael DeCesare has been tapped as CEO at ForeScout Technologies as of March 2.

ForeScout Technologies has named former Intel Security president Michael DeCesare CEO in a bid to capture a larger segment of the information security market.

The monitoring and mitigation vendor plans to use DeCesare’s 20-plus years of experience in the security industry to bolster its existing network visibility offerings and capitalize on the company’s success in 2014. Prior to his appointment at ForeScout, DeCesare served as president of Intel Security, and also held leadership positions at companies including EMC and Oracle (ORCL).

“The explosion of mobile devices, cloud and wireless access has thrown a giant spotlight on securing the network. This is where the action is, and the rapid growth of network security companies proves it,” said DeCesare, in a statement. “I’ve admired ForeScout’s technology as second to none, and there is no question that in the age of big breaches, ForeScout is poised to become a significant player with an important role in restoring trust and confidence in the digital environment.”

DeCesare is scheduled to take over as CEO on March 2. Current interim CEO T. Kent Elliot will continue as a non-employee member of the company’s board of directors once DeCesare is in place, where he will provide strategic insight and advice to the executive management team, according to the announcement.

Elliot has served as CEO since July, after the company quietly replaced former chief executive officer Gord Boyce, according to CRN. Elliot was CEO between 2003 and 2009 but stepped down to allow Boyce to take over in 2010.

“We are in a position to truly revolutionize the security space,” said Hezy Yeshurun, co-founder and chairman of the board of ForeScout.  “As we embark on our next growth phase, Michael DeCesare is the visionary we wanted to help ForeScout capitalize on the opportunities ahead.”

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