Armorblox Appoints Illumio Co-founder and CEO Andrew Rubin to its Board of Directors

Rubin Brings Leadership in Creating Innovative New Market Categories and Scaling Cybersecurity Companies to Help Armorblox Accelerate its Growth

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 11, 2022 – Armorblox, a cloud-delivered email security platform company, today announced the appointment of Andrew Rubin to its board of directors. Rubin, who currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Illumio, joins Armorblox in its efforts to protect organizations against email-based, sophisticated and targeted cyber threats.

“Andrew is a visionary who co-founded and built Illumio into one of the world’s most innovative and enduring cybersecurity companies,” said DJ Sampath, Co-founder and CEO of Armorblox. “Andrew’s operational experience in scaling and building a category-defining company that serves the needs of cybersecurity teams within organizations worldwide will be invaluable to Armorblox and our customers as we continue our rapid growth. We’re truly excited to have him join our board.”

Rubin brings deep insights that are drawn from a very successful career that spans decades of experience taking new ideas from inception and building them into category-defining companies. Goldman Sachs has named Rubin as one of the "100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs" each year since 2015 as part of its Builders & Innovators program. Under Rubin’s leadership, Illumio has built the industry for zero-trust security segmentation and has raised over $500M in venture capital, achieving unicorn status and servicing more than 15% of Fortune 100 companies — including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas SA, and Salesforce.

“Armorblox has a unique approach to solving the email security problem. By understanding patterns of good and bad communications using Natural Language Understanding, they’ve proven that they can stop insidious attacks over emails,” said Rubin. “Email is ubiquitous and every enterprise is upgrading its email security stack from legacy secure email gateways to more modern API-based solutions. Armorblox has a terrific team, a differentiated product, and is solving this problem at the right time. I am truly excited to be a part of this journey.”

The Armorblox platform connects over APIs and analyzes thousands of signals to understand who users are, what they do, and how they communicate. With this context, Armorblox protects against advanced email attacks like business email compromise and also helps organizations stay compliant by preventing sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. Armorblox protects over 58,000 customers including several Fortune 500 and Cloud 100 organizations.

About Armorblox

Armorblox secures enterprise communications over email and other cloud office applications with the power of Natural Language Understanding. The Armorblox platform connects over APIs and analyzes thousands of signals to understand the context of communications and protect people and data from compromise. Over 58,000 organizations use Armorblox to stop BEC and targeted phishing attacks, protect sensitive PII, PCI, and PHI, and automates the remediation of user-reported email threats. Armorblox was featured in the Gartner 2021 Market Guide for Email Security and Gartner 2022 Market Guide for Data Loss Prevention. Founded in 2017, Armorblox is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and backed by General Catalyst and Next47.

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