ThreatX taps cybersecurity veteran Chris Brazdziunas to speed innovation

Wednesday January 30, 2019 0 comments Tags: Denver, ThreatX, Chris Brazdziunas, Bret Settle

DENVER -- ThreatX, a leading provider of SaaS-based web application firewall (WAF) solutions, today announced the appointment of Chris Brazdziunas as chief product officer.

Brazdziunas will lead the advancement of ThreatX’s behavior-based, attacker-centric WAF, working closely with customers and the leadership team to ensure the technology continues to stay a step ahead of today’s rapidly evolving security threats, the company said.threat-x-logo

Legacy WAF solutions are unable to keep pace with the modern threat landscape, according to ThreatX, and while nearly 75% of organizations use a WAF, nearly 80% will be compromised, surfacing a large gap in protection.

ThreatX said it addresses this critical gap by enabling enterprises to maintain and scale full threat protection via a variety of deployment models. Its behavior-based approach builds a dynamic profile of threat actors as they target web applications, only alerting and neutralizing when a threat actor's behavior becomes malicious.

This greatly increases threat detection efficacy, reducing false positives and freeing security teams to focus on other initiatives.

Among the global organizations who rely upon ThreatX for their web application security are BMC Software, Denver Health, GHX, and Kroenke Sports and Entertainment.

ThreatX said bringing Brazdziunas on board enables the company’s rapidly growing list of enterprise customers to protect their applications from increasingly sophisticated threats.

Under her leadership, the company will further enhance its product line beyond traditional next-gen WAF capabilities and ensure it continues to be the ideal solution to secure application environments as they migrate to the cloud and leverage DevOps processes.

Prior to joining ThreatX, Brazdziunas was VP of products for leading SIEM provider LogRhythm, and has also held product and engineering positions at numerous other software organizations.

Additionally, Brazdziunas is an active member in the Women in Security group at the Denver chapter of the ISSA where she works to advance the leadership and professional development of women cybersecurity professionals.

With her deep cybersecurity industry knowledge and experience devising go-to-market strategies for global enterprises, ThreatX said Brazdziunas brings invaluable expertise to help the company build on its strong growth foundation.

“Chris is the latest in a number of strategic hires that provide ThreatX with an unrivaled depth of industry acumen and experience in building market-leading organizations,” said Bret Settle, ThreatX co-founder and CEO.

“She is a fantastic addition to our team and will be instrumental as we continue to enhance our WAF platform to deliver innovations that protect our customers from the most advanced cyber threats.”

“The only certainty in our chaotic security environment is that an attack is a matter of when, not if,” said Brazdziunas.

“As such, it’s vital that companies move beyond the antiquated approach characterized by static rules and signatures and adopt a behavior and risk-based solution to web application security.

“ThreatX has already distinguished itself in this area, delivering highly accurate, easy to deploy application protection that reduces the burden on security teams.

“I look forward to helping the company build upon this strong foundation and cement its reputation as a truly next-generation WAF provider.”