Veteran cybersecurity executive brings broad endpoint security product strategy experience
VANCOUVER, Canada: October 11, 2017 – Absolute (TSX: ABT), the new standard for endpoint visibility and control, today announced the appointment of Dean Ćoza as Executive Vice President of Products. Most recently the Senior Vice President of Product Management at FireEye, Ćoza brings to Absolute a track record of scaling and accelerating adoption of a broad range of security products that address customers’ endpoint security challenges. With 20 years of product strategy experience, Ćoza will lead Absolute’s product management, product marketing, and user experience organizations, as Absolute expands its leadership position in the endpoint visibility and control market.
Ćoza’s appointment builds on the recent release of the Absolute 7 platform, which significantly broadens Absolute customers’ ability to see and control a range of endpoints, both on and off the corporate network. The Absolute platform empowers IT security professionals to remain always connected to their endpoints wherever they are, eliminating dangerous blind spots, remediating vulnerabilities in near real-time, and strengthening the entire security stack.
“Dean’s appointment to our leadership team represents an important step in our corporate evolution. Dean is a highly accomplished and respected product strategy leader, with deep experience in information security, whose track record for innovative and transformational growth includes many of the most successful and respected brands in our industry,” said Geoff Haydon, Chief Executive Officer. “We are very excited to have him focus his expertise on confronting one of the most epidemic and challenging security issues of our time — the dark endpoint.”
“The choice to join Absolute was clear. I was inspired by the ability to leverage Absolute’s firmware-embedded solutions to lead the high-growth endpoint visibility and control market,” said Ćoza. “Absolute’s power to remain always connected to a wide range of endpoints and endpoint agents is unique, and will enable us to transform endpoint security as we know it. The company’s proven leadership team, along with its renowned advisors, provides the right foundation for future growth, and I look forward to helping the team capitalize on this tremendous opportunity.”
In his role as Senior Vice President at FireEye, Ćoza led product strategy, product management and user experience for the FireEye product portfolio. Prior to FireEye, Ćoza held executive product management and marketing roles at VMware, Forcepoint (Websense), ArcSight (prior to HP acquisition) and a number of other companies. This breadth of experience with consecutive industry leaders has uniquely qualified Ćoza to lead Absolute’s efforts in assessing — and executing against — critical market trends and opportunities.