George Billman Joins Blue Talon as SVP of Sales and Business Development

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Press Release – REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 19th, 2017 – BlueTalon®, a leader in Data-Centric Security, today announced that George Billman has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development.


Billman joins BlueTalon from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) where he ran Business Development and Technical Alliances for HPE Data Security. Billman brings two decades of sales and business development success in enterprise security. Prior to HPE, he drove growth at a series of successful enterprise software companies, including Voltage Security and BigFix, from their early days as start-ups through their IPO or acquisition by major vendors.


“George is joining at a time of great momentum for BlueTalon,” said Eric Tilenius, CEO of BlueTalon. “With our growing and successful partnership with Dell EMC, along with our recognition in Gartner Market Guides for Data Masking[1] and Data-Centric Audit and Protection[2], I’m very pleased to have George’s leadership to further accelerate BlueTalon’s sales and partnership growth.”


BlueTalon data-centric security platform brings visibility and control directly to the data layer and protects what matters the most: the data itself. BlueTalon unifies data security across modern big data platforms – Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL – and RDBMS.


“I believe BlueTalon is in a unique position to help enterprises maximize the value of their data initiatives. With data-level controls, they can safely provide end users – data scientists, analysts, and line of business owners – access to the data they need to develop compelling insights,” said George Billman. “I’m thrilled to join this amazing team and help BlueTalon capitalize on the demand for next-generation database security.”


[1] Gartner “Market Guide for Data Masking” Marc-Antoine Meunier, Ayal Tirosh, 6 February 2017.
[2] Gartner “Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection” by Brian Lowans, Marc-Antoine Meunier, Brian Reed, Deborah Kish, Merv Adrian, and David Anthony Mahdi, 21 March 2017


About BlueTalon, Inc.

BlueTalon is a leading provider of data-centric security for big data and new data initiatives. The BlueTalon Policy Engine delivers precise, consistent, and dynamic user access controls to data across Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, and traditional RDBMS. The BlueTalon Audit Engine provides a complete audit trail at the level of detail required for regulatory compliance and effective data security.


Leading Fortune 100 companies rely on BlueTalon to eliminate security blind spots and gain visibility and control at the data layer. BlueTalon has won numerous security and big data awards.


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