Zscaler Names Former Check Point Software Executive John Vecchi as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing
Sunnyvale, California, July 18, 2011
Zscaler, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the appointment of John Vecchi as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. Vecchi brings more than 16 years of experience delivering new security and technology products to market. In this role, Vecchi will be responsible for driving Zscaler’s market-expansion initiatives as enterprises continue to realize that advanced threat management can only be achieved through the cloud.
Vecchi joins Zscaler from Check Point Software, where he was Head of Global Product Marketing for Check Point’s enterprise and SMB solution portfolio. He also served as Check Point’s primary corporate spokesperson—responsible for articulating the company vision, strategy and value proposition. Prior to Check Point, he was an executive marketing consultant for Symantec Corporation, as well as VP of Marketing at early-stage ePrivacy and encryption start-up Webloq, Inc. Vecchi also held various executive marketing and product marketing positions at McAfee and Motorola/Symbol.
“I am pleased to add a proven marketing executive like John to further strengthen the leadership team of Zscaler at this exciting time,” said Jay Chaudhry, CEO of Zscaler. “Our strong growth and position as the leader in cloud security continues to accelerate, and we will rely on John’s knowledge and expertise as we rapidly expand and deliver our innovative, game-changing security solutions to enterprises, SMBs and service providers.”
“I am thrilled to join such a strong team and continue to build upon the leadership position Zscaler has already achieved as The Cloud Security Company,” said Vecchi. “The Zscaler cloud is increasingly the way advanced threat management will be delivered, and we are already providing the most powerful solution to secure any user, on any device—all without hardware, software or boundaries. I’m excited to be part of the team advancing this needle-moving technology that secures and empowers businesses, while greatly reducing costs and complexity.”
The Cloud Security Market
Keeping pace with the cost and complexity of securing today’s new strategic technologies is a challenge faced by enterprises large and small. With the consumerization of IT, the explosion of Web 2.0 and social media applications, data proliferation and the acceleration of the mobile workplace, these challenges only increase. Now, Zscaler cloud-delivered security solutions bring hope for finally getting ahead of these critical challenges. According to Infonetics, the cloud security and managed security services market will grow dramatically over the next few years, to just under $17 billion by 2015. Only advanced threat management—integrated and delivered in the cloud—can bring the scale, power and global enforcement to secure all users and devices, anywhere in the world.
Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ platform protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SSE-based Zero Trust Exchange™ is the world’s largest in-line cloud security platform.