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Forcepoint names Matthew P. Moynahan as CEO

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Austin, Tx., USA - April 29, 2016, Austin, Tx., USA - Forcepoint, a cybersecurity company, announced that it has appointed Matthew P. Moynahan as chief executive officer, effective May 9, 2016.

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Mr. Moynahan joins Forcepoint with more than 20 years of experience at some of the world’s leading security and information technology companies.

Mr. Moynahan is a seasoned executive with deep security expertise and a background in sales, product management and general management roles, as well as strong domain expertise in cloud services and security intelligence.

Since 1996 he has served in a series of increasingly senior roles at companies including Reciprocal, Symantec Corporation and Veracode, where he served as president and CEO. Since 2012, he has served as president of Arbor Networks, a fully-owned operating company of the Danaher Corporation, which was recently acquired by NetScout Systems.

Since the acquisition, Mr. Moynahan has served as both a member of NetScout’s senior executive leadership team and president of its newly formed security division.

Mr. Moynahan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

He succeeds interim CEO Jim Hagan, who will remain as Forcepoint chief operating officer, and previous CEO John McCormack, who served as CEO of Websense, Inc., Raytheon|Websense and Forcepoint from 2013-2016.

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