Jun 11, 2014, 2:54pm PDT
Cromwell Schubarth
Senior Technology Reporter- Silicon Valley Business Journal

Security startup vArmour has named Tim Eades as CEO as it moves to develop a more flexible way to protect business data beyond the firewall.

The Santa Clara company was founded by Roger Lian and Michael Shieh about three years ago, but remained in stealth for much of that time. It raised $6 million in Series A funding from Highland Partners in 2011.

It offers a highly scalable, flexible and programmable network-based security layer to help keep up with the many ways that an organization’s data is being accessed and distributed.

“Today’s post-mobile, post-cloud, post-virtualization world has created an environment in which corporate data assets are more distributed and constantly moving as it is being accessed from anywhere and at anytime. Old paradigms of security are simply no longer adequate,” Eades said in a press release.

Eades was CEO of Silver Tail Systems, a fraud detection and prevention company, when it was acquired in 2012 by RSA, the security arm of EMC. Before that he was CEO at Everyone.net, which was acquired by Proofpoint in 2009. He also sits on the board of White Sky, Vorstack Corp. and Cake4Kids.