Bitdefender, a company delivering end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries, has appointed Michael Gable as Vice President (VP) of its Data Center Group – a new division focused solely on cloud and data center security.
The move is part of Bitdefender‘s wider strategy to leverage its unique technologies to secure server and virtual desktop workloads running on software-defined, hyper-converged and cloud infrastructure. This heightened focus on the data center security market is intended to drive significant growth in a segment with tremendous potential.
Michael Gable is a security industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in sales leadership, strategic alliances, professional services and sales engineering. Mr. Gable previously worked in a variety of executive positions for companies including Trend Micro, CloudPassage, LANDESK Software, and Malwarebytes. In his new role, Gable will focus on helping enterprises solve cloud-workload security challenges, developing strategic alliances with key ecosystem partners and growing Bitdefender’s channel network in the data center segment.
“Bitdefender’s solutions leverage virtualization and cloud infrastructure to provide security which was not possible in the legacy data center world,” said Michael Gable. “These security solutions are highly effective against today’s most sophisticated attacks and they’re invisible to the attackers. They are built from the ground up for the modern data center and cloud infrastructure, delivering award-winning next-generation security plus a host of unique benefits that let enterprises extract maximum value from their datacenter-transformation initiatives. I look forward to helping organizations solve their data center-security challenges.”
Bitdefender’s data center and cloud security solutions, GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) and Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection (HVI), would help organizations reduce the attack surface and prevent, detect, investigate and respond to advanced threats, known and unknown.
Certified as Nutanix-, Citrix-, and VMware-Ready, Bitfender’s GravityZone SVE is a cloud-workload security platform that would deliver layered defenses, while maximizing the efficiency of security operations, promoting infrastructure utilization and optimizing end-user experience.
“We are delighted to welcome Mike as a key member of our global enterprise team,” said Bogdan Irina, Chief Operating Officer, Bitdefender. “He will play a key role in expanding our efforts in the data center and cloud space, bringing more than two decades of technology and cybersecurity sales-leadership experience.”