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Lastline Expands Leadership Team to Continue Company Growth and Combat Malware

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – October 7, 2013. -- (Virtual Press Office) -- Lastline, Inc., a provider of active malware defense solutions for enterprise networks, today announced the appointment of two key executive leadership positions in sales and product development. Joining the Lastline executive team are Thomas Miller as executive vice president of sales and Brian Laing as vice president of products. Together they bring extensive experience in IT security and will leverage this experience as Lastline continues to expand its business.

As vice president of sales, Mr. Miller will drive sales in key market segments and continue company growth. Before joining Lastline, Mr. Miller was the senior vice president of North American Sales at Zscaler, where he led all sales and channel activity in North America. Prior to ZScaler, Mr. Miller served as president of Trend Micro’s US commercial operations, and executive general manager of Trend's enterprise business unit. In these roles he led the company’s strategic planning, go-to-market strategy, driving record growth and profits.

With more than 15 years of business vision and technical leadership in IT Security and product development, Mr.Laing joins Lastline as vice president of product development. In this role, Mr. Laing will direct product marketing, product management and strategic technical partnerships for Lastline’s innovative active malware defense solutions. Previously, Mr. Laing co-founded RedSeal Systems where he raised $31 million in funding and conceived the overall design and features of the product and helped grow them to profitability. Prior to RedSeal, he was founder and CEO of self-funded Blade Software, where he released the industry’s first commercial IPS/FW testing solution and grew the company from inception to $1 million in sales in just two years. Mr. Laing has been a speaker at RSA, InfoSec UK and holds multiple patents in the security arena.

“I am very pleased to add these two well-known security veterans to the Lastline team. Thomas brings a wealth of security sales experience and relationships that will benefit Lastline and Brian brings a strategic mind, strong entrepreneurial spirit and a proven ability to turn product visions into business results,” said Jens Andreassen, CEO, Lastline. “We expect their combined experience to significantly contribute to our growth as we expand our product line and product functionality, and offer new services to emerging markets that protect organizations from the latest security threats.”

Lastline recently announced it has raised $10 million in funding led by Redpoint Ventures and Lastline was founded in 2011 by a team of computer science professors from the University of California-Santa Barbara and Northeastern University, and world-renowned researchers in the malware analysis field to protect enterprise networks against advanced malware across all vectors including the Web, content downloads, social media and Email.

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Lastline protects networks against target attacks, APTs, and zero-day targeted attacks across all threat vectors. Lastline’s malware defense solution performs high-resolution analysis of incoming threats and outgoing network traffic, and combines this with active discovery of the threat landscape (the malscape.) The result is actionable threat intelligence that enables effective remediation.
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