McAfee Cybersecurity Expert Joins Plixer as CTO

Kennebunk, ME, July 17, 2018 – Plixer, a leader in network traffic analytics and incident response, is announcing that Paul Piccard, a cybersecurity expert from McAfee, has joined Plixer as its new Chief Technology Officer and SVP of Engineering. Piccard most recently served as Senior Director at McAfee, leading engineering and research teams supporting McAfee’s portfolio of antivirus, web security, network appliance, and cloud-based products. Previously, he was the Director of Threat Research for Webroot Software and held various management roles for IBM Internet Security Systems.

Piccard has a track record of successfully scaling R&D organizations through a focus on automation, which has resulted in multiple award-winning security products and solutions. Piccard will help drive innovation in Plixer’s network and security intelligence platform, Scrutinizer®. The platform excels at collecting metadata from large, multi-vendor networks and cloud deployments to detect, visualize, contextualize, report, and respond to network and security incidents. Organizations across 108 countries rely on Plixer to reduce risk, improve operations, and lower cost while improving application performance.

“Plixer provides the industry’s most advanced network and security intelligence platform,” said Jeff Lindholm, CEO of Plixer. “With the addition of Paul Piccard’s unparalleled cybersecurity experience, we are poised to further accelerate our product innovation and value to both network and security teams. Paul’s expertise will help Plixer’s current and future customers across the globe be better prepared for network and cyber incidents in a rapidly changing threat landscape.”

Plixer was recently acquired by Battery Ventures. This new backing allows the company to hire industry leaders, enhance its intellectual assets, expand its product line, align with new technology partners, and aggressively attract new clients.

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Plixer provides a network traffic analytics system that supports fast and efficient incident response. The solution allows you to gain visibility into cloud applications, security events, and network traffic. It delivers actionable data to guide you from the detection of network and security events all the way to root-cause analysis and mitigation. Network and security incidents are inevitable. When they occur, Plixer is there to help you quickly return to normal and minimize business disruption. Thousands of organizations rely on Plixer solutions to keep their IT infrastructure running efficiently. Learn more at, stay connected with the Plixer blog, and follow us @Plixer.