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San Mateo, CA, United States, 2005/08/02 - Elemental names engineering VP, further broadens depth of experience of security compliance management provider. Executive leadership team grows as Elemental appoints software industry veteran Marc Ferrie as vice president of engineering.
Elemental's award-winning product is the world's first solution that unifies policy management, host configuration and network access control in one seamlessly integrated offering. For the first time, enterprises can easily express cross-platform security policies that affect individual computers and their behavior on the network, gather meaningful up-to-date information to compare to established metrics, and selectively enforce policies across a diverse, dynamic environment. Security compliance has become a top priority for enterprises due to the pressures from increasing frequency and severity of security breaches, and from regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
"Marc is a proven leader and his addition further strengthens our executive team," said Elemental CEO Peter Watkins. "Marc brings outstanding business and technology experience to Elemental, and his success has been demonstrated by building excellent products and growing exceptional teams throughout his career. Our world-class engineering team is instrumental to our success, and the addition of Marc will accelerate and heighten the innovation, breadth and quality of our security compliance management products."
"I am pleased to join Elemental, a company that in a brief time since launching in April has already attracted significant customer interest, received numerous industry awards, and is one of the most exciting security companies around," said Mr. Ferrie. "Elemental's team includes some of the security industry's brightest and most world renowned minds. I am excited about contributing to and being a part of Elemental's long-term success."
Mr. Ferrie brings more than 18 years of executive experience in delivering enterprise software applications to Fortune 1000 customers, with companies such as Ventaso, a provider of sales effectiveness solutions, and Evolve Software (now Primavera), a leading provider of IT operations management and professional services automation. Previously, Mr. Ferrie held numerous executive management positions at Computer Associates and Ingres, in both Engineering and Customer Services, in France and the U.S. Mr. Ferrie holds a Master degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University Descartes, Paris, and a Master degree of Sociology from the University La Sorbonne, Paris.
Elemental (elementalsecurity.com) is a pioneer in the Security Compliance Management market. Elemental's products address enterprises' need to centrally manage the security compliance of all computers in their environments. Elemental provides unified visibility and control to manage dynamic computing environments, enabling enterprises to satisfy compliance requirements and measurably improve their security. Founded in December 2002, Elemental is a privately held company backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers Venture Partners. Red Herring and AlwaysOn awarded the company their Red Herring 100 and AlwaysOn 100 awards, respectively, which honor the top private companies of 2005. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and has offices throughout the U.S.
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