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CounterTack Appoints Matthew Addington as EVP of Federal Business

Posted by Nate Buell   |   August 16, 2016

Distinguished Leader Brings 25+ Years of Federal Sector Experience

Waltham, MA – August 16, 2016 – CounterTack today announced the appointment of Matthew Addington to Executive Vice President of Federal Business. Matthew will be responsible for overseeing CounterTack’s global federal business and managing the strategic growth of the sector. He will report into CEO, Neal Creighton.

“Matthew has spent his entire career in national security spanning the areas of law enforcement, defense and intelligence,” said Neal Creighton, CEO, CounterTack. “Not only does he bring a considerable amount of industry knowledge, but he also offers tremendous leadership, business development and big data cybersecurity experience. As CounterTack continues to bolster its Federal presence, there is no one who better understands the government’s unique threat environment or the endpoint technology required to protect organizations.”

Matthew comes to CounterTack with a wealth of federal experience, an extensive background in information sharing, and a deep understanding of the essential role of securing systems and data in the government sector. For more than 25 years, he served in a number of operational and leadership roles supporting global US Intelligence efforts and federal law enforcement. As part of his distinguished government career, he was a member of the Senior Executive Service, assigned as the Director of the El Paso Intelligence Center where he provided executive leadership to approximately 500 personnel from 28 participating agencies. Most recently, Matthew applied his federal experience to Giant Oak, Inc. where he served as the Vice President and Director of Applied Domains. In this role, he helped deploy frontline tools to securely search the deep and dark web to meet national security requirements. Before Giant Oak, he was the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Blackbird Technologies (acquired by Raytheon).

“I have experienced firsthand the importance of monitoring, deterring and countering threats in the federal environment,” said Matthew. “Federal organizations are increasingly pressured to protect themselves from the growing threat landscape, and it’s a crucial time to communicate the advantages of CounterTack’s endpoint solutions. I am excited to build on the company’s recent momentum and strengthen its federal business.”

CounterTack is the only endpoint detection response (EDR) vendor that effectively combines continuous, behaviorally-based detection and response capabilities with predictive, in-memory binary analysis for the enterprise. Matthew joins the company on the heels of much industry recognition and company growth. Most recently, CounterTack received “Strong” ratings across all five categories in Gartner’s June 2016 Comparison of EDR Technologies and Solutions Report for Sentinel, its big data endpoint detection and response product.

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