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McAfee Enterprise SSE Names CEO, Corporate Rebrand Coming

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Gee Rittenhouse, CEO, McAfee Enterprise
Gee Rittenhouse, CEO, McAfee Enterprise Secure Service Edge

A McAfee Enterprise business involving the Enterprise Secure Service Edge (SSE) portfolio has hired Cisco Systems veteran Gee Rittenhouse as its CEO. A rebrand of that SEE business is also planned.

Rittenhouse most recently served as SVP and GM of the Cisco Security group. In that role, Rittenhouse was responsible for the company's overall cybersecurity business.

Previously, Rittenhouse served as president of Bell Labs, the research arm of Nokia. He also has more than two decades of security and cloud expertise.

McAfee Enterprise SSE sometime this quarter will launch as a separate business backed by Symphony Technology Group (STG). The rebranded business will provide cloud access security broker (CASB), secure web gateway (SWG) and zero trust network access (ZTNA) to global organizations.

Meanwhile: Trellix XDR Presses Forward

Meanwhile, STG has taken other components of McAfee Enterprise and merged with business with FireEye to launch Trellix. The Trellix business focuses on eXtended detection and response (XDR).

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.