$1.7B Cybersecurity Firm Trellix Appoints New Chief Information Security Officer To Be Based Out of New Plano Office

Trellix is a cybersecurity firm created last January via a merger between McAfee Enterprise and FireEye Security Holdings, leading to a $1.7 billion valuation.

The company is opening an 85,000-square-foot office in Plano's Legacy West Urban Village to house the employees and assets of its local operations. Based in San Jose, California, Trellix has 4,500 employees worldwide.

Harold Rivas has been named chief information security officer of Trellix, a $1.7 billion cybersecurity firm, and will lead its global security and compliance initiatives from Plano, the company said.

Trellix is headquartered in San Jose, California. But earlier this year it confirmed plans to open a large office in Plano, where Rivas is based. The company is leasing 85,000 square feet of office space in the Legacy West Urban Village on Headquarters Drive, the Dallas Morning News reported in February.

Trellix was created last January via a merger between McAfee Enterprise and FireEye Security Holdings, after both companies were acquired by Symphony Technology Group. Valued at $1.7 billion as of the merger, the company had 4,500 global employees at the time, as well as over 40,000 global customers.


Plano office will combine Trellix’ local operations

“This new organization will be opening an office housing the employees and assets of its combined operations in Plano,” Trellix’ Chris Palm told the Dallas Morning News in February. “The overall presence in the area will remain what it was prior to the McAfee Enterprise-Fire Eye merger.”

Rivas will help drive the future of extended detection and response

Rivas’ appointment is part of Trellix’ ongoing effort to drive the future of extended detection and response, the company said, adding that his leadership will enable Trellix to “best protect against threats, manage compliance needs and third-party risks, and implement industry-wide best practices.”

Rivas comes to Trellix from his role as CISO at loanDepot. He previously held additional executive and senior-level information security roles at Santander Consumer, Mr. Cooper, Fujitsu America, and Citi.

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