CounterTack Appoints Robert J. McCullen Executive Chairman

Posted by Madeline Lee   |   June 4, 2018

Renowned Trustwave cybersecurity and managed security services leader to help propel CounterTack through its next phase of growth

Waltham, MA – June 4, 2018 – CounterTack, the leading provider of Predictive Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platform and Next Generation Antivirus (NGAV) for the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Robert J. McCullen as Executive Chairman. McCullen is a co-founder and a Chief Executive Officer at Trustwave, a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider

“I have known Bob for many years and have admired how he made Trustwave a leading name in the cybersecurity and managed security services market,” said Neal Creighton, Chief Executive Officer of CounterTack. ”We are privileged to have Bob on our team, given his strategic insights into the cybersecurity industry and his execution acumen. Knowing Bob, I know he will have immediate positive impact on our strategy and our leadership position in the security market.”

McCullen is a visionary and recognized leader in cybersecurity. Under his leadership, he helped build Trustwave from a small startup to a global leader through organic development and more than a dozen acquisitions resulting in Trustwave’s significant expansion, Singtel’s acquisition of Trustwave in 2015 and further globalization which gave Trustwave a footprint in more than 96 countries. After making his company a leader in Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance, he led the company through its transition to become a managed security services provider (MSSP) recognized as a leader by industry analysts.

“CounterTack has grown from a small upstart to a formidable force in the endpoint security market,” said McCullen. “Their bold, strategic moves and accomplishments in creating compelling platform for today’s cybersecurity demands resonates well with my own experience from the formative stages through rapid growth of our managed security business over the last decade. Given the current status of the security market, I feel that CounterTack is well positioned to acquire both distribution and technology assets to fuel its well-developed platform.”

About CounterTack 
CounterTack is the leading provider of Predictive Endpoint Detection, Response and Next Gen Antivirus, which together, is coined by Gartner as Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) for the enterprise. CounterTack’s EPP delivers multi-vector detection, prevention, and response by applying a unique combination of behavioral analysis, memory forensics, machine learning, and reputational techniques to counter the most advanced threats. CounterTack detects and analyzes threats based on behaviors observed in the operating system, in memory and on-disk, leveraging analytics that examine the cause and effect of endpoint state changes. CounterTack empowers security teams with the tools, information, and context they require to prevent and neutralize threats across the entire threat spectrum before they damage the business. CounterTack currently has over 300 customers globally and powers the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offerings of a growing ecosystem of the world’s leading MSSPs.

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