SEATTLE - February 27, 2019 – ExtraHop, provider of enterprise cyber analytics from the inside out, today announced Michael Cote, President and CEO of Secureworks and a member of its Board of Directors, has joined the board of directors of ExtraHop. Mr. Cote brings decades of experience building and leading public and private companies in the cybersecurity and information technology sectors. This experience makes him uniquely suited to advise ExtraHop as the company continues to grow and establish itself as a leading enterprise player in the emerging Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) category.
"ExtraHop has demonstrated the rare combination of boldness, exceptional innovation, and operational excellence that sets companies apart in the highly competitive security market," said Mr. Cote. "In 2018, the company proved that they are a force to be reckoned with in the emerging NTA category, and I look forward to being part of the next phase of ExtraHop's growth as they drive forward into 2019."
As the leader of Secureworks, Mr. Cote drives a culture of open communication, high integrity, and a client-centric philosophy. He has led the company through its growth and IPO from less than $1 million in annual revenue to over $500 million in fiscal 2019. Secureworks is now recognized as one of the leading security solutions providers in the world. Prior to joining Secureworks, Mr. Cote held executive and management positions with Talus Solutions and MSI Solutions. Mr. Cote serves on the board of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the board of regents at Boston College and on the board of trustees at Marist School. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Business Executives for National Security. Mr. Cote is a graduate of Boston College with a double major in computer science and accounting.
"Mike earned his reputation building high-growth companies and bringing disruptive technologies to market," said Arif Kareem, CEO, ExtraHop. "His proven track record of success in the cybersecurity industry, and his experience leading companies through major events including IPOs and acquisitions, make Mike an ideal advisor for a company of ExtraHop's stage and size. We look forward to working with Mike as we accelerate our growth in cybersecurity and continue our leadership in information technology."
2018 was a breakout year for ExtraHop. The company blew past $100 million in bookings – a key industry milestone. ExtraHop continued to dominate major verticals including retail, healthcare, and financial services, and now protects over five million devices across more than 800 enterprise customers worldwide.