Former Palo Alto Networks CEO Lane Bess Joins ZeroFOX

Lane Bess

Lane Bess, former Palo Alto Networks CEO and former Zscaler Chief Operating Officer, will now support the ZeroFOX team as it enters its next growth phase.

SEPTEMBER 24th, BALTIMORE MD — ZeroFOX, the leader in social media security, today announced the addition of former Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) CEO, Lane Bess, to its Board of Directors and to its world-class group of investors.

Lane Bess has joined the ZeroFOX team as both a personal investor and the newest corporate director. Lane’s expertise in growing market innovators is unparalleled in the security industry. Lane has been successful throughout his career – serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Zscaler, President of Trend Micro and serving as CEO while leading and navigating Palo Alto Networks into the position as the market leader in next generation security. Leveraging this experience, Lane will help guide the ZeroFOX team through the next phase of growth and go-to-market expansion.

“We are excited to welcome Lane to the ZeroFOX board,” said James C. Foster, ZeroFOX Chairman and CEO. “His decision to join forces with ZeroFOX continues to validate that social media security has become one of the most critical issues for organizations around the globe. Lane’s passion to make an impact in the security industry aligns well with ZeroFox’s commitment to help organizations around the world combat their security challenges.”

As a key leader at Palo Alto Networks and Zscaler Inc., Bess oversaw the rapid business transformation and growth on their way to entering the public markets.

“ZeroFOX has a compelling solution addressing a significant risk vector in a very fast growing market,” said Lane Bess. “The early adoption of their technology validates that this has become a high growth sector as organizations seek to manage the risk associated with socially architected attacks. Having worked with innovators in security, it is evident that ZeroFOX has already exhibited the fundamentals of becoming a sector leader. It is a privilege to join the Board as ZeroFOX defines the market and enters its next stage of growth.”

About ZeroFOX

ZeroFOX, the market leader in social media & digital protection, safeguards modern organizations from dynamic security, brand and physical risks across social, mobile, web and collaboration platforms. Using diverse data sources and artificial intelligence-based analysis, the ZeroFOX Platform identifies and remediates targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, executive and location threats and more. The patented ZeroFOX SaaS technology processes and protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Twitter, Instagram, Pastebin, YouTube, mobile app stores, the deep & dark web, domains and more.

Led by a team of information security and high-growth company veterans, ZeroFOX has raised over $100M in funding from NEA, Highland Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, Redline Capital and others, and has collected top industry awards such as Red Herring Top 100 North America, the SINET16 Champion, Dark Reading’s Top Security Startups to Watch, Tech Council of Maryland’s Technology Company of the Year and the Security Tech Trailblazer of the Year. To find out more information about ZeroFOX or to join our team, please visit: https://www.zerofox.com/.

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