Gurucul Appoints Security Veteran Vice President of Marketing

Tom Clare Joins Leading User Behavioral Analytics and Identity Access Intelligence Vendor

SAN FRANCISCO – Gurucul, the user behavior analytics and identity access intelligence company, today announced that it has hired veteran security and start-up executive Tom Clare as vice president of marketing. Clare has 20 years of marketing management experience with leading security vendors including Websense (recently acquired by Raytheon), Blue Coat, Check Point, Arctic Wolf Networks and McAfee.

“User and Entity Behavioral Analytics technology is attracting a lot of attention and investment for its ability to rapidly detect and respond to insider and targeted external threats,” said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. “Tom is a proven marketing executive with a wealth of experience in growing early stage security vendors. He will help us communicate the unique approach and benefits we provide to customers, and play a central role in extending Gurucul’s market leadership position.”

Clare is a seasoned product and corporate marketing executive with more than 20 years of information security industry experience. He joined Gurucul from managed SIEM services vendor Arctic Wolf Networks. Previously, he held senior marketing management positions with web, email, data security leader Websense (now Raytheon) and web security vendor Blue Coat Systems. Earlier in his career he worked in product marketing and management roles at Check Point Software Technologies and McAfee when both companies experienced high growth phases. Clare is one of only a few recipients of the Spirit of McAfee board of directors award. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Math from Central Michigan University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.

“Gurucul is a technology and market leader in one of the fastest growing segments of information security,” said Tom Clare. “User behavioral analytics combined with identity access intelligence can detect fraud, insider threats and external intruders that are invisible to traditional security technologies which rely on rules, signatures or simple data correlation. This approach uses the data science the industry has been asking for to relieve the data fatigue of security analysts. I’m excited to get in on the ground floor with Gurucul.”

About Gurucul

Gurucul is changing the way enterprises protect themselves against fraud, insider threats and external intruders. The company’s user behavior analytics and identity access intelligence technology uses machine learning and predictive anomaly detection algorithms to reduce the attack surface for accounts, unnecessary access rights and privileges, and identify, predict and prevent breaches. Gurucul technology is used globally by organizations to detect insider fraud, IP theft, external attacks and more. Gurucul is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit us at and follow Gurucul on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (@Gurucul).