Boulder, Colo., June 16, 2008
Webroot, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the appointment of Brian Czarny as Vice President of Solutions Marketing. Czarny will play an integral role in advancing Webroot’s innovations in the rapidly growing security software as a service (SaaS) market by leading product management and product marketing.
“With malware threats growing 500 percent year over year and every business e-mail inbox expected to get hit with more than 42,000 spam messages, businesses are recognizing the need to take a more proactive approach to protecting their networks,” said Mike Irwin, COO, Webroot. “It’s no surprise that we’re seeing a rapid increase in demand for security solutions that deliver more effective protection with lower cost of ownership and better manageability. Brian’s significant breadth and depth of experience in e-mail and Web security SaaS will be a great asset to the company as we continue to expand our portfolio to deliver solutions that meet and exceed these requirements.”
Czarny brings to Webroot an extensive background in building and executing go-to-market strategies for e-mail and Web security SaaS solutions. He most recently led marketing for Code Green Networks, where as Vice President of Marketing he drove the adoption of the company’s data loss prevention solutions for small and medium-sized organizations seeking to protect personal information and safeguard confidential data.
Previously, Czarny was Vice President of Global Product Management at MessageLabs, where he drove the product strategy for the company’s email and Web security SaaS offerings sold to more than 16,000 organizations of all sizes and more than 7 million users around the world. In that role, Czarny was directly responsible for managing global product management and product marketing, expanding the company’s SaaS offerings within email while pioneering new markets for SaaS, such as Web security delivered as a service.
Prior to MessageLabs, Czarny held a number of senior marketing management positions at established and emerging technology companies including CS Technology and DirectWeb, a startup software and hardware as a service company.
Czarny has been regularly quoted as an industry expert on a range of security and messaging topics in media and broadcast outlets around the world including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Information Week, eWeek, CNN, ABC 20/20, and CNBC. Czarny holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and Political Science from Pennsylvania State University. He is based out of Webroot’s offices in Mountain View, California.
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