CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features HyTrust.
HyTrust was founded by veterans in the enterprise infrastructure and security space who recognized early on not only that virtualization and the cloud were going to dramatically transform the data center, but also that security would be a critical inhibitor to cloud adoption.
The mission behind HyTrust has always been to mitigate the risk of catastrophic data center failure and data breaches ” especially in light of the concentration of risk that occurs within virtualized and cloud environments. Organizations can now confidently expand virtualization to mission critical applications and take full advantage of the cloud.
HyTrust has assembled a world-class team of company builders and innovators and has earned backing from the biggest players in the next-generation datacenter: Cisco, VMware, Intel, Fortinet, and In-Q-Tel, the funding arm of the US intelligence community.
HyTrust technology has been widely deployed by Global 2000 companies and top government agencies, with strong market presence in financial services, healthcare, and government verticals.
With its close location and ties to the Silicon Valley tech community, HyTrust has built a team of the best and brightest, who value honesty, transparency, diligence and most of all, delivering quality for our customers.
JOHN DE SANTIS
CHAIRMAN AND CEO
John De Santis has operated at the bleeding edge of innovation and business transformation for over 30 years – with international and US based experience at venture-backed technology start-ups as well as large global public companies.
Most recently, Mr. De Santis was VP, Cloud Services for VMware. He joined VMware after being Chairman and CEO of TriCipher, a software security infrastructure company acquired by VMware in 2010. He led TriCipher’s transformation from a specialized niche provider of secure authentication solutions to the leading innovator in cloud based identity services for web application and SaaS access management.
Prior to TriCipher, Mr. De Santis served as CEO of enterprise security software company, Sygate Technologies, from 2000 until its acquisition by Symantec in 2005. Sygate’s innovations continue to provide the foundational technology for Symantec’s Endpoint Protection business. Prior to joining Sygate, he was SVP for Network Computing Devices (a leading thin client manufacturer), where he was responsible for all worldwide sales, marketing, and service operations. Prior to NCD, he was with Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (now Convergys Corporation) where he was Vice President, European Operations, responsible for delivering operational support systems and business process re-engineering to newly deregulated European
telecommunication service providers. When he was 28 years old, he co-founded an optical fiber networking start up which built the first commercial application of optical channel networking for IBM mainframes.
Mr. De Santis earned an AB in Philosophy from Fairfield University and completed the Stanford University Executive Institute Program for Management of High-Tech Companies. De Santis is currently on the board of Neohapsis, the premier provider of security, governance, risk and compliance services to highly regulated enterprises and government agencies. Previously, he was on the boards of Tablus (data leakage protection software – acquired by RSA) and Applied Identity (identity based access control software – acquired by Citrix)
TOM DE JONGH
VICE PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL SALES
Tom de Jongh is responsible for driving HyTrust’s expansion into Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Tom has more than -15 years of experience in data security and will leverage this knowledge to further develop the opportunities in these regions. With extensive knowledge in sales, channel development, and marketing, Tom brings a critical skill set for these emerging markets.
Tom was most recently Senior VP with Prolexic (now part of Akamai), the world’s largest provider of mitigation services for distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection. In this capacity, he oversaw all teams across Europe, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific/Japan, and grew the business to become the dominant player in its field.
Before this, he was Director of Data Protection at McAfee (now Intel Security) the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. In this position, among other responsibilities, he had global oversight for the Encrypted USB product line for more than three years. Earlier, he worked as a Product Manager at SafeBoot, where introduced several new product lines into the global market. Tom joined SafeBoot in 2000 and took on responsibility for SafeBoot’s worldwide marketing strategy. As a member of the executive team, he also played an important role in the development and communication of the company’s strategy, vision and positioning, and helped propel SafeBoot and its line of data protection products from startup status to a leadership position in its market.
Over the course of his career, he has held played numerous roles in security consulting and product management. He’s written extensively on the issue of information security, and his articles have been published in numerous technology magazines and journals. Tom studied International Economics at Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands and has a bachelor’s degree in Technical Business Administration and Marketing from the Hogeschool Utrecht.
Steve is HyTrust’s Chief Architect. Prior to HyTrust, Steve was co-founder and CTO of HighCloud Security (acquired by HyTrust in November 2013). He has more than 25 years of experience in designing, building, and delivering file system, operating system, and security technologies, with a proven history of converting market-changing ideas into enterprise-ready products.
Before HighCloud Security, he built and led teams at ICL, SCO, VERITAS, Vormetric, and others.
Steve has published two books on UNIX kernel internals and UNIX file systems, and has been published in numerous blogs and industry publications. He earned his bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Leeds in the UK.