FireMon Picks Up Two Former FishNet Security Execs After Acquisition


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Less than two months after a blockbuster merger between Accuvant and FishNet Security, two of the company's executives have been scooped up by partner network security intelligence company FireMon.

On Thursday, FireMon announced it had added Brandy Peterson as chief technology officer and John Van Blaricum as vice president of marketing. Both executives held the same title at FishNet before starting at FireMon in February.

The two companies already have a close partner relationship, as FireMon was spun off from FishNet in 2004. FishNet remains a key channel partner of the vendor.

[Related: Accuvant-FishNet Merger Complete, $1.5B Security Behemoth Is Born]

Peterson had been at FishNet for 16 years, most recently as CTO, where he helped oversee the company's hardware and software strategy as well as launch the company's commercial security operations center. Van Blaricum spent two years at FishNet and has also held positions at Mediware Information Systems and Innovation Group. In a statement, CEO Jody Brazil praised the executives' "proven track records," which he said would "prove invaluable" to the company's growth trajectory in the future.

"The extensive knowledge and experience that comes with the addition of Brandy and John to the FireMon executive team further positions the company to build and deliver industry leading security solutions to the growing market we serve," FireMon CEO Jody Brazil said in a statement. 

Peterson said in an interview with CRN that he has an "immediate focus" of delivering a new vision to the market within the next few months. Beyond that, he said he will focus on incorporating the company's recent acquisition of Immediate Insight and expanding the company's Solutions Architecture Group. 

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