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Why I Joined Menlo Security

I’m Brian Howie, and I’m excited to join Menlo Security as Vice President of the Americas. The energy, passion and potential here is tremendous.


With the COVID pandemic, the SolarWinds breach and a host of other global security issues, I don’t think anyone would argue that 2020 showcased why security matters. It was the year where nearly everyone that could work from home, started working from home. The internet became where work happens--in browsers, email, shared files and SaaS applications. As a result, these critical business workflows are a huge target for malicious attacks. CIOs and CISOs are now grappling with how to keep their employees productive, and their networks protected. Security is no longer just a technology issue--it is now a business issue. As I said, security matters.


So why did I join Menlo Security, and why now?  In my experience, career moves are often about timing, and the timing for this move was pretty clear. The year 2020 was filled with big milestones for Menlo Security, including its Series E $100 million funding round, significant customer growth and the build out of its executive team. This all adds up to great timing once again to help grow a company of consequence at a time when security is again back on the top of the priority list.


I have been lucky enough to have been part of several high growth companies--McAfee, AppDynamics, and most recently Sumo Logic. Needless to say, I love the energy and opportunity, and yes, the challenges that a high growth company presents. In fact, I embrace them. Menlo Security is a high growth company, and I am thrilled to be part of making that growth happen. I’m also excited to be working with some familiar faces again. I’ve had the privilege of building successful companies with many of the folks here, and I’m looking forward to doing it again.


Menlo Security is a pioneer and global leader in cloud security with an extremely bright future. Our team is rock solid and has built a best-in-class platform based on its proven Isolation CoreÔ technology. My passion is security and build successful companies. I am thrilled to be part of the Menlo Security team. We’re hiring, check out our openings. Let’s do this!

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