Barmak Meftah is joining the innovator of Open XDR, Stellar Cyber in a new advisory role. What does that mean for the company and the industry?

What does the future of cybersecurity hold? Stellar Cyber might have the answer to that question, and they’re bringing reinforcements. 

On August 22nd, Stellar Cyber announced a new member in the form of a leadership role. Seasoned cybersecurity leader Barmak Meftah is joining the team as an advisor to the Board of Directors to encourage growth and innovation within the company further.

What can we expect from his new role based on his previous work in prominent cybersecurity companies

How has Stellar Cyber already paved the way toward more efficient security for enterprises?

Let’s find out.

Bringing 25 Years of Experience to His New Role

Meftah brings a stellar track record to his new leadership role. He brings 25 years of the innovative cybersecurity market and management experience.

His contribution has been significant within companies currently known as leaders in the cybersecurity field — including AlienVault.

In addition to his leadership positions at AT&T Cybersecurity and AlienVault, he previously held management positions at Hewlett-Packard, Fortify Software, Synchron, and Oracle.

Barmak Meftah Joins Stellar Cyber, Innovator of Open XDR, as Board Advisor
Barmak Meftah

Changming Liu, CEO, and Co-Founder and CEO of Stellar Cyber says “His leadership experience at AT&T and AlienVault and his current role as an investor focusing on cybersecurity are invaluable to us. We are excited to inject his insights into our strategy sessions and carry out his vision of building an open and intelligent platform to democratize cybersecurity.”

Stellar Cyber’s Open XDR Platform

Stellar Cyber is the innovator of Open XDR. Their platform delivers comprehensive, unified security without complexity, empowering lean security teams of any skill to successfully secure their environments.

This allows organizations to reduce risks with early and precise identification and remediation of threats while cutting costs, retaining investments in existing tools, and improving analyst productivity, delivering a 20X improvement in MTTD and an 8X improvement in MTTR.

Continuing Where He Left Off With AlienVault

Stellar Cyber’s specialty is also an area of cybersecurity where Meftah fits right in. In his new position, he’s going to continue the work that he had always envisioned accomplishing for AlienVault.

“At AlienVault, we delivered an excellent product to unify appropriate security components and make detection and response super-easy and accessible. In addition, we always had the vision to be an open platform and integrate with customers’ existing security stack,” said Meftah.

“Today this vision has emerged as Open XDR, and Stellar Cyber is at the forefront of this accelerating trend. I’m thrilled to help advise the company as it continues to innovate and rapidly grow market share.”

Joe Morin, CEO of CyFlare, adds, “We adopted AlienVault a couple of years ago because it was the NG-SIEM pioneer and market leader, and it performed well for us. We adopted Stellar Cyber because it unifies SIEM, SOAR, and NDR, and it makes our analysts more productive.”

Pioneering Innovation and Progress

Models such as Open XDR are steadily uniting the most popular solutions that have been existing in silos and heading toward accessible and less convoluted security.

For cyber analysts, this means that they can do more regardless of their limited manpower and resources. For businesses, this means they can secure their companies with technology that is more effective for less costly.

Stellar Cyber is already changing the face of the cybersecurity industry one improvement at a time. With Meftah’s contribution, it’s bound to head in a new, innovative, and exciting direction.

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