TrueFort, the application and cloud workload protection company, today announced that Lane Bess, former CEO of Palo Alto Networks has joined its Board of Directors. Lane brings more than 30 years of operational experience building some of the biggest names in cyber security to the newly created seat on the company’s Board.
He joins current TrueFort board members Sameer Malhotra, CEO & Founder; Vinay Bassi, SVP/Head of FP&A and M&A, Nielsen; and Karthik Subramanian, Partner, Evolution Equity Partners.
“Lane helped create some of the largest cybersecurity companies in the world including Palo Alto Networks and Zscaler,” said Sameer Malhotra, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TrueFort. “His strategic management expertise and operational experience, specifically in IT security, will be an invaluable asset to the Board. We are lucky to have him.”
Over the past few decades Lane has successfully launched multiple start-ups and helped build some of the most well-known companies in internet security. In addition to his work at Palo Alto Networks, leading the company toward its IPO, Lane was also instrumental doing the same for Zscaler in his role as COO.
He has held key senior management positions at multinational companies including Trend Micro, NCR Corporation and AT&T. His security market expertise has made him a trusted advisor for many large enterprise CIOs and CISOs. Lane also serves as a Board Trustee at Carnegie Mellon University.
“In a hybrid world, more and more applications reside both on premise and in the cloud, which requires better ways to secure access to them and manage related security policies,” said Lane Bess. “TrueFort has developed an innovative and precision-based approach to collecting and analyzing telemetry that enables organizations to take a zero trust approach to securing their application environments. I look forward to working with the Board to grow TrueFort’s business.”