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Carbon Black Names Matt Bennett Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ)

Kane Lightowler Promoted to Senior Vice President of Americas Field Sales

SYDNEY, February 28, 2018Carbon Black, a leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced the appointment of Matt Bennett as vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Bennett replaces Kane Lightowler, who has been promoted to senior vice president of Americas field sales, a new role based in Palo Alto, California.

Under Lightowler’s leadership in the region, Carbon Black experienced international expansion and signed more than 100 partners. In 2017, the company was named “Asia-Pacific Emerging Cyber Security Vendor of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan and a joint winner in NetworkWorld Asia’s (NWA) Endpoint & Mobile Data Protection category at the Information Management Awards 2017.

Bennett, who will be based in Hong Kong, has more than 20 years of experience working with customers around the globe to overcome security challenges. Most recently, he served as vice president of APJ for MobileIron. Prior to MobileIron, Bennett was vice president of APJ at Zscaler, Inc. and managing director of Japan for Blue Coat Systems.

“Carbon Black’s expansion in APAC under Kane Lightowler’s leadership has been impressive,” said Thomas Hansen, Carbon Black’s chief revenue officer. “We’re relying on Matt to leverage his two decades of cybersecurity experience and pick up right where Kane left off.”

“I believe we have a significant opportunity for Carbon Black in APAC right now,” Bennett said. “As we continue to invest in the APAC market, I look forward to working closely with our customers and partners, who are very excited about Carbon Black’s vision for the future and our latest innovation, the CB Predictive Security Cloud.” 

About Carbon Black

Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black serves more than 3,700 customers globally, including 30 of the Fortune 100. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has a strong heritage of innovative technology leadership in multiple endpoint security categories, including application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV). Leveraging its newly introduced big data and analytics cloud platform – the CB Predictive Security Cloud – Carbon Black solutions enable customers to defend against the most advanced cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and non-malware attacks. Deployed via the cloud, on premise, or as a managed service, customers use Carbon Black solutions to lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and replace legacy antivirus. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @CarbonBlack_Inc.

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