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Stealth Security Startup vArmour Appoints Tim Eades as CEO

Stealth security company vArmour announced on Wednesday that it has named Tim Eades as chief executive officer (CEO).

Stealth security company vArmour announced on Wednesday that it has named Tim Eades as chief executive officer (CEO).

According to the company, it has spent the past three years working on developing a solution for securing the “data-defined perimeter of enterprises” through its technology that is designed to provide stronger visibility and control of data that’s distributed globally.

Photo of Tim Eades, CEO of VArmour“Today’s post-mobile, post-cloud, post-virtualization world has created an environment in which corporate data assets are more distributed and constantly moving as it is being accessed from anywhere and at anytime. Old paradigms of security are simply no longer adequate,” Eades (right) commented. 

“vArmour’s data defined perimeter strategy is uniquely aligned to meet the changing landscape of cyber security today. I’m thrilled to be part of such a dynamic industry with a company that is truly changing how enterprises approach security.”

Prior to joining Santa Clara, Calif.-based vArmour, Eades served as CEO of Silver Tail Systems, a company acquired by RSA in 2012. He also served as CEO of, which was acquired by Proofpoint in 2009, and has worked at IBM, Sana Security, BEA Systems and Phoenix Technologies.

As CEO of vArmour, Eades will be in charge of leading the company’s efforts to bring its technology to market later in 2014. While Eades drives growth, vArmour co-founders Roger Lian, appointed vice president of engineering, and Michael Shieh, named chief technology officer, will focus on continuing to innovate enterprise security solutions, the company said.

“I am extremely excited to welcome Tim as CEO to vArmour. Our company has made great strides in providing security offerings for the agile data center, with a strong focus on understanding the needs of enterprises and service providers,” Lian said.

“vArmour will be in great hands with Tim, who brings outstanding expertise in the networking and security industries, including a deep background in leveraging technology that will serve vArmour well. Tim has the ideal background to take vArmour to the next level.”

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“Tim is a bolt of energy that can take vArmour’s unique security technology to market in a way that nobody else can,” said Corey Mulloy, general partner at Highland Capital, who joined vArmour’s board of directors in January 2013. “His vision, past successes in the enterprise security market and proven track record with high growth technology companies will make vArmour a company to watch.”

In 2013, the company raised $6 million in a series A funding round led by Highland Capital Partners.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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