Appgate Names Barry Field as New CEO
Miami, FL – June 8, 2020 - Appgate, the secure access company, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Barry Field as the company’s new CEO, effective immediately. Field is a 20-plus year enterprise technology veteran who has been serving as Appgate’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), and previously served as the CRO for Cyxtera Technologies, a global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services from which Appgate was spun out in January 2020.
“Enterprises are taking a fresh look at cybersecurity as they navigate the ever-changing global business landscape,” said Barry Field, CEO of Appgate. “I look forward to leading Appgate through what promises to be an exciting period of growth as we help organizations stay operational, successful and safe with a Zero Trust approach to secure access.”
Field brings extensive executive experience leading successful IT infrastructure and software-enabled technology sales organizations. Prior to joining Cyxtera, Field was the CEO of Cryptzone, where he led the strategic vision, product development, international growth and expansion into new markets. Field also served in positions of increasing seniority at Terremark from 2007 until 2013, most recently as SVP of Global Sales. He then served as a Partner of Medina Capital, with a focus on implementing and improving portfolio company enterprise sales and go-to-market strategies that drive revenue and increase business development through various channels.
“We are fortunate to have a veteran leader like Barry at the helm of Appgate and are confident that his background as a sales executive along with his talent for building high performing teams will serve the company well as it pursues an ambitious agenda in 2020 and beyond,” said Manuel D. Medina, Executive Chairman of Appgate. “Appgate is at the nexus of several important trends that are driving the cybersecurity industry in fundamentally new directions and with the right leadership now in place, the company is exceptionally well positioned to capitalize on its early success in the market.”
Appgate brings together a set of differentiated cloud- and hybrid-ready security and analytics products and services. These include Appgate SDP, the industry’s leading software-defined perimeter solution, the Total Fraud Protection suite of risk-based authentication and digital threat protection capabilities, and a range of innovative threat management and analytics offerings including the Brainspace digital investigations platform and the company’s Immunity range of offense-oriented software and adversary simulation services. Today, these products secure more than 1,000 organizations across 40 countries.
Appgate was recently named as a Strong Performer by Forrester Research in the “The Forrester Wave™: Risk-Based Authentication, Q2, 2020” report and was recognized as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection.
Appgate is the secure access company that provides cybersecurity solutions for people, devices and systems based on the principles of Zero Trust security. Appgate updates IT systems to combat the cyber threats of today and tomorrow. Through a set of differentiated cloud and hybrid security products, Appgate enables enterprises to easily and effectively shield against cyber threats. Appgate protects more than 1,000 organizations across government and business. Learn more at appgate.com.