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Prevalent Appoints Chief Software Architect to Executive Team

August 29th, 2017

WARREN, NJ (August 29, 2017) – Prevalent, Inc., the leader in Third Party Risk Management and Vendor Threat Intelligence, today affirmed its commitment to advancing deeper protection against third party threats with the appointment of Van Ice as Chief Software Architect.   In this new executive position, Ice will build on Prevalent’s extensive customer and design experience to lead the next generation vision, architecture and strategic roadmap for Prevalent’s award-winning third party risk management platform.

“The increasing scale and scope of third party breaches has elevated third party risk to the C-suite and beyond,” said Norman Menz, Prevalent CTO and Co-Founder.   “Prevalent is committed to leveraging our multi-generation design experience, Fortune 1000 installed base, and continuous threat intelligence and analysis to deliver deeper understanding and protection of a company’s complex vendor ecosystem.    Van’s strategic vision, industry insight and technical leadership will enable us to continue to deliver next generation solutions to real-world threats.  We’re pleased to welcome Van to our team.”

Van Ice brings more than 20 years’ experience driving enterprise software innovation and emerging technology design across a broad range of industries. For more than a decade, he was Chief Architect at Archer Technologies, a subsidiary of RSA Security and the leading vendor of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) platforms.  Under Ice’s strategic and technical leadership, his team engineered the development of Archer’s eGRC product into the leading solution in the GRC marketplace, offering the depth, breadth and adaptability to manage multi-disciplinary risk across the global enterprise. Prior to Archer, Ice served as senior technical consultant for a variety of firms including Sprint and The Sunflower Group.

According to Van Ice, “Prevalent’s passion and commitment to solving customer problems in the most scalable, economical and intelligent way has transformed how enterprises manage third party risk.  Prevalent understands that companies, in one way or another, are both customer and vendor, and their approach to risk management is inherently interconnected.  I’m excited to play a key role in defining and delivering the next generation of threat protection, analytics and third-party security for enterprises across the globe.”

Industry Leadership

Prevalent developed the industry’s first third party risk management solution in 2012 and is the only company that offers a complete, purpose built, integrated suite of solutions for third party risk management, from automated assessment software for both enterprises and SMB, to continuous threat monitoring and leading-edge vendor evidence sharing networks.  Van Ice’s appointment follows the recent additions of Brian Harvell as Vice President of Engineering and Jared Feinberg as Senior Director of Threat Intelligence and builds on 18 months of record growth and industry recognition.

In July, Prevalent was recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for IT Vendor Risk Management.   Prevalent also expanded into the SMB market with the June acquisition of DatumSec, which helps third-party suppliers with limited IT resources economically meet the cyber risk assessments of large customers.  Earlier this year, Prevalent’s Synapse Exchange was awarded the 2017 IT World Gold Award for Best Vendor Risk Management and the Company was named the Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Company by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

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