Nozomi Networks has appointed Barmak Meftah to its board of directors. A successful business leader in enterprise security, Meftah has more than 25 years of experience building enterprise SaaS and cybersecurity companies.
Most recently, he was President of AT&T Cybersecurity, a role he assumed after the acquisition of AlienVault, where he served for six year as President and CEO. During his two-year tenure at AT&T, he established the cybersecurity division, reporting directly to the CEO of AT&T Business, and grew revenue by double digits. Under his leadership, AT&T Cybersecurity became a top cybersecurity company and one of the leading managed security services providers (MSSPs).
“Barmak’s impressive track record of success in Silicon Valley has gained him international respect as a pillar in enterprise security,” said Nozomi Networks CEO Edgard Capdevielle. “His keen business instincts and depth of knowledge in security software and SaaS will be invaluable as we add cloud-based solutions to our product portfolio and accelerate market expansion and growth. We are ecstatic to welcome him to the board.”
“Nozomi Networks is leading the charge to ensure a secure future for critical infrastructure and industrial networks,” added Meftah. “IT/OT convergence and a growing reliance on AI-powered processes and IoT devices has created a flaming hot market for advanced security solutions that can help CISOs effectively span mixed networks, physical systems and IoT devices. Nozomi Networks’ innovation agility, global team of experts and passion for customer success has quickly established the company as the premier provider of OT and IoT security and services. I look forward to helping Nozomi Networks take its business to the next level.”
In addition to his independent board position with Nozomi Networks, Meftah serves on various boards of directors, is an advisor and coach to multiple CEOs, and is an independent investor as well as a limited partner to a number of VC funds. Respected for his forward-thinking perspective on cybersecurity issues and innovations, he has been recognised by the World Economic Forum for Tech Innovation, and is a regular speaker at industry conferences including RSA Conference and Black Hat.