WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - CounterTack (www.countertack.com), the industry's first and only provider of in-progress cyber attack intelligence and response solutions, today announced that Kirk Appelman has joined the company as senior vice president of sales. Appelman will be responsible for the direction and management of CounterTack's sales operations, as well as driving the company's overall revenue growth.
Specializing in information security for more than a decade, Appelman holds more than 20 years' experience in technology sales and sales management. He joins CounterTack from Damballa, where he served as vice president of service provider solutions and established the company's Telco/ISP business, which under his leadership became a substantial piece of the company's overall revenue. He also established the company's international presence by signing marquis clients across Europe and Asia. Prior to Damballa, Appelman was a director of sales at Proofpoint, where he restructured and led the successful growth of the company's business in the Eastern United States. Throughout his career, Appelman has also held sales leadership positions with McAfee, Juniper Networks and Internet Security Systems (ISS).
"Kirk's proven track record and extensive expertise in the advanced threat market make him an invaluable asset and strong addition to CounterTack's leadership team," said Neal Creighton, CEO, CounterTack. "By providing unique, real-time analysis of operating system-level functions, CounterTack continues its accelerated growth, offering government and enterprise organizations broad situational awareness of their IT environments coupled with actionable forensics intelligence on in-progress attacks."
CounterTack, the industry's first and only in-progress attack intelligence and response solution provider, was born out of the critical need for enterprise and government organizations to approach security in a completely different way -- combating advanced persistent threats with a new line of defense. Each year, more than $32 billion is spent worldwide on security technologies, yet motivated cyber attackers are still finding ways to penetrate the most sophisticated, layered defenses. CounterTack solves this problem by offering the fastest detection and deepest attack intelligence available, enabling customers to actively engage with the attacker and take control over the impact of the attack -- even while it's happening. Based in Waltham, Mass., the privately held company is backed by Fairhaven Capital and a group of private investors.