Mark McLaughlin switches from VeriSign to Palo Alto Networks to assume CEO position

Former VeriSign CEO Mark McLaughlin has joined next generation firewall vendor Palo Alto Networks as its new president and CEO.

Upon joining later this month, McLaughlin will also become a member of the board of directors at Palo Alto Networks.

He said: “I'm very excited to join Palo Alto Networks. The company's disruptive technology, proven market success and strong momentum make this a unique opportunity to lead the company with its continued, explosive growth in a multi-billion dollar market."

Nir Zuk, founder and CTO of Palo Alto Networks, said: “We are thrilled that Mark is joining Palo Alto Networks. His proven executive leadership experience, customer focus and passion for innovation will help us take the company to the next level.”

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