Network Visibility Provider Corelight Expands Footprint to Europe

Corelight, a provider of network visibility solutions based in San Francisco, California, has opened a new sales office outside the North American market in Europe. The company also named Steve Mallard as vice president of international sales who will be based out of London, UK.

Corelight’s network visibility solutions for information security professionals help them understand network traffic and defend their organizations more effectively. Corelight solutions are built on the Zeek framework, a widely used open source network analysis framework that generates actionable, real-time data for thousands of security teams worldwide. Zeek data is a standard for incident response, threat hunting, and forensics in large enterprises and government agencies worldwide.

Steve Mallard is moving to the UK to lead Corelight’s international sales efforts. He was the company’s first account executive and its initial sales leader, driving some of its first enterprise sales deals in North America and other parts of the world. He will be based near London and will report to Nikolaus Oberhuber, vice president of global sales.

“After 26 years in the US, I’m delighted to be returning to the UK and am honored to be asked to lead Corelight’s international expansion,” said Steve Mallard. “We are already seeing opportunities that rival the largest in North America, so the time is right to build sales teams in theater to make sure we can deliver our solutions and effectively support our customers. Cybersecurity is critical worldwide and I am proud to help bring the powerful Corelight Sensor to our international customers.”

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European Cyber Security Expert

In addition, Corelight has added European security expert, Freddy Dezeure, to its board of advisors. Mr. Dezeure, who lives in Belgium, is a “well known” advisor to companies in Europe on cybersecurity issues, and has held a number of executive and advisory roles at private and government entities throughout Europe. He set up, and served as the head of CERT-EU from 2011 to 2017, supporting European institutions, agencies and government bodies. Dezeure also held a number of management positions within the European Commission.

In his role, Freddy Dezeure will support Corelight on its go-to-market strategy in Europe, as well as scaling operations and market presence effectively.

“Corelight embodies all of the elements that I look for when deciding which companies to work with: strong technology that is truly a reference in network security monitoring and leaders that have a vision for how that technology can better equip customers to defend against the threats they face now and in the future,” said Freddy Dezeure. “I am pleased to be joining the Corelight team as an advisor and look forward to helping them to grow.”