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Pondurance Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, November 20, 2020

Brown brings a career emphasis in building high-growth cybersecurity technology firms to the Pondurances management team. He will be responsible for corporate development, product management, and driving cross-functional performance.

FREMONT, CA: A leader in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, Prondurance, announced the appointment of Lyndon Brown as the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer. Brown enters Pondurance from FireEye Mandiant, where he served as Vice President of Business Development and focused on strategic growth initiatives.  Brown entered at FireEye through the procurement of Verodin, a pioneer in security performance optimization, where he ascended global platform adoption as a member of the executive team.

Brown brings a career emphasis in building high-growth cybersecurity technology firms to the Pondurances management team. He will be responsible for corporate development, product management, and driving cross-functional performance.

“The combination of Pondurances differentiated MDR platform, deep security expertise, and strong leadership made this a unique opportunity,” said Brown. The global demand for MDR services is growing as disruptive threats like ransomware, more rigid compliance mandates and fundamental technology shifts necessitate faster threat detection and integrated incident response to reduce corporate risk. Pondurance has an unmatched reputation in this market and a tremendous opportunity to lead this space.”

“Lyndon is a proven leader who has driven both product and go-to-market tactics for some of the security industry’s fastest-growing organizations. His insight, expertise and industry relationships make him a perfect addition to Pondurances executive team,” said CEO Doug Howard, CEO, Pondurance. “With our expanding customer base and new strategic funding, we are rapidly scaling all aspects of our business - Lyndons deep experience will help propel our growth.”

Brown’s selection comes on the bases of a new secured strategic funding round from private investment firm Newlight Partners LP, supporting the company’s growth in the speedily expanding MDR market, driving R&D and innovation competencies, and boosting its leadership position in the fast budding MDR market.

Pondurance is recognized as a representative vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for managed detection and response Services. In Pondurances view, this recognition validates the company’s status in a rising cybersecurity market, helping organizations recognize and mitigate cyber-attacks, reduce operational and technical vulnerabilities, and expand their cyber risk posture.

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