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Centrify Strengthens its Board with the Appointment of Two New Members

Brian NeSmith, former CEO of BlueCoat, and Christy Wyatt, former CEO of Good Technology, join Centrify Board of Directors

February 02, 2016

Santa Clara, CA  — Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, today announced that Brian NeSmith and Christy Wyatt have been appointed as board members. Both executives bring more than two decades of tech-sector leadership to the Centrify team, with NeSmith having held leadership roles at Blue Coat Systems and Ipsilon, and with Wyatt having served at Good Technology and Motorola.

“Brian and Christy are seasoned industry veterans with deep security expertise who bring a wealth of experience leading high-growth technology companies to the Centrify team,” said Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify. “I’m looking forward to working alongside both talented individuals to lead Centrify into the future and continue providing tremendous value to our customers and constituents.”

NeSmith is the current president and CEO of Arctic Wolf Networks, a provider of managed Security Information and Event Management (SEIM) services. He is also the former CEO of Blue Coat Systems (formerly CacheFlow), where he presided over the company’s IPO and increased company revenues from $10 million per year to more than $500 million per year as the industry’s leading web proxy platform. NeSmith also has served as CEO of Ipsilon Networks, leading the company acquisition into Nokia to become the leading appliance platform for Check Point firewalls. His career includes product management and marketing at Newbridge Networks and general management of the Layer 3 Switched Routing business unit.

Prior to Centrify, Wyatt was the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Good Technology. Under Christy’s leadership between 2013-2015, the company increased its application activations by more than 3x, nearly doubled annual revenue to 230M, transitioned from a perpetual licensing model to a SaaS based business and introduced new cloud-based offerings. Good was acquired by Blackberry on Oct 29, 2015. Prior to Good Technology, Wyatt was responsible for global mobile and digital technology for Citigroup. Wyatt also led software for Motorola, including the move to Android, and built Motorola’s enterprise mobility business to almost $1 billion prior to Motorola’s acquisition by Google. Ms Wyatt has also held roles at Apple, Palm and Sun Microsystems.

“Centrify’s modern approach to securing the rapidly shifting corporate perimeter has set the company apart as a proven leader in the identity and access management sector,” said NeSmith. “I’m looking forward to working with Tom and team and lending my experience to help drive its continued success.”

“Centrify is serving as a critical partner to organizations of all sizes in navigating today’s complex threat landscape more successfully,” said Wyatt. “With industry-leading solutions that span all IT environments and an incredible customer base in place, I’m looking forward to helping the company continue its progression as an industry leader and innovator.”    

About Centrify

Centrify is the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats that target today’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises. The Centrify Identity Platform protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials — by securing an enterprise’s internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts. Centrify delivers stronger security, continuous compliance and enhanced user productivity through single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, mobile and Mac management, privileged access security and session monitoring. Centrify is trusted by over 5000 customers, including more than half of the Fortune 50. 

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