February 24, 2016

Malwarebytes Names Justin Somaini to Board of Directors

SAP Chief Security Officer joins board to help drive Malwarebytes’ enterprise business

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 24, 2016 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced the appointment of Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer at SAP, to the Malwarebytes Board of Directors.

“As we build upon our growth and success in 2015, Somaini’s enterprise security expertise and industry leadership will be extremely valuable in helping expand our enterprise business and bring Malwarebytes breach remediation into the market,” said Marcin Kleczynski, Malwarebytes CEO. “We look forward to Somaini’s valuable insight on the voice of our customers, product roadmap and go to market strategy.”

Somaini is an experienced information security executive with a long history of transforming organizations and driving security as a competitive differentiator. He has extensive cybersecurity experience with his current role as Chief Security Officer for SAP and as the former Chief Trust Officer for Box. Somaini has also served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Yahoo and Symantec and has held multiple security advisor roles with major enterprise organizations including Raytheon, Qualys, OpenDNS and Palo Alto Networks.

“The threat landscape is rapidly expanding, driving the need for new and innovative technology to combat it,” says Justin Somaini. “We live in a time when malicious individuals and state sponsored entities have figured out how to generate revenue through espionage, exploits and malicious attacks. I’m extremely excited to join the Malwarebytes board, a company that I believe is providing innovative and effective solutions to protect businesses and consumers against advanced threats.”


About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes protects consumers and businesses against malicious threats that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, has a highly advanced heuristic detection engine that removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. More than 70,000 SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe, and a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.org.

Malwarebytes reflects the operating philosophy of its founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski: to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin has been named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


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