HUDSON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of First Line of Defense® security solutions against DDoS attacks, today announced the expansion of its sales and engineering teams worldwide with the appointment of Scott Prouty as Senior Vice President of Sales, North America, and the opening of a new research and development (R&D) office in Edinburgh, Scotland. As DDoS attacks continue to become more frequent and sophisticated Corero is augmenting its sales and engineering teams underscoring the company’s commitment to ensure its customers remain protected against the latest DDoS attack vectors.
According to Corero’s recent DDoS Trends and Analysis report, the average organization today is combating approximately four DDoS attacks per day, and those attacks are increasing in sophistication. The company’s new UK R&D team in Scotland adds proven network security, virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN) expertise.
“Attackers are continuing to leverage DDoS attacks in new ways that overwhelm networks, circumvent existing security tools, and impact service availability. Internet service providers, hosting providers and online enterprises look to us to provide a first line of defense against DDoS that not only stops the current breed of attacks from impacting their infrastructure and that of their customers, but can also adapt to future attacks,” said Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security. “As these attacks increase in sophistication and frequency, Corero will continue to invest in sales to maximize our growth and in engineering to ensure our customers have effective real-time, scalable DDoS attack mitigation capabilities that meet their current and future needs.”
Corero is expanding the resources of its sales organization with the addition of Scott Prouty as Senior Vice President of Sales, North America. In this role, Prouty is responsible for continuing to develop Corero’s business in the service provider and online enterprise markets. He will leverage more than 30 years of executive sales leadership and major account management expertise to drive channel and direct sales engagements for revenue growth.
Prior to joining Corero, Prouty served as Vice President of Service Provider Sales, North America, and East Coast Enterprise Sales for RedSeal Networks. In this position, he led the sales and go-to-market strategy for building the company’s service provider customer base, which included some of the largest wired and wireless service providers, as well as multiple system operators in North America. Prouty previously worked as Arbor Networks’ Vice President Sales, Americas and as founder of the sales organization, he led the company to rapid growth and a prestigious ranking on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately-held companies.
“This is an important time for Corero as we increase our focus on addressing the evolving DDoS protection needs of Internet connected businesses and their Service Providers, with the award-winning SmartWall® Threat Defense System,” said Prouty. “I look forward to bringing my expertise to the growth and success of such a dynamic and innovative company.”
To learn more about Corero’s First Line of Defense solutions, visit http://www.corero.com/products/Corero_SmartWall_Threat_Defense_System.html.
About Corero Network Security
Corero Network Security, an organization’s First Line of Defense® against DDoS attacks, is a pioneer in global network security. Corero products and services provide Online Enterprises, Service Providers, Hosting Providers and Managed Security Service Providers with an additional layer of security capable of inspecting Internet traffic and enforcing real-time access and monitoring policies designed to match the needs of the protected business. Corero technology enhances any defense-in-depth security architecture with a scalable, flexible and responsive defense against DDoS attacks and cyber threats before they reach the targeted IT infrastructure allowing online services to perform as intended. For more information, visit www.corero.com.