7, Nov 2023
Commvault Appoints Former DOD CNO Analyst and Master Operator Alex Janas as Field Chief Technology Officer, Security

India – November 07, 2023 – Commvault ®, an enterprise data protection leader for today’s
Global Businesses announced that veteran security leader Alex Janas has joined the company
as its new Field Chief Technology Officer overseeing security. With Janas’ appointment,
Commvault is doubling down on its commitment to redefine data protection and deliver cyber
resilience with industry-leading threat detection and rapid recovery capabilities.


“The line between IT operations and security operations is blurring, creating an IT collision of
new vulnerabilities that enterprises need to properly control,” said Rahul Pawar, CTO, Global
Services and Solutions, Commvault. “Alex’s experience going head-to-head with the toughest
cyber threats out there gives us the invaluable insight to develop an offensive security posture
and help keep our customers safe from these ongoing, pervasive autonomous threats.”

Janas comes to Commvault with nearly 20 years of private sector cybersecurity experience, as
well as offensive security skills he developed as an Analyst, Operator, and Technical Director
while working at the National Security Agency. He is a proud recipient of the Master Operator
designation, a prestigious honor bestowed upon a select cadre of Computer Network Operations
(CNO) personnel. His career stands as a testament to his deep expertise, unwavering
commitment to national security, and protection of the private sector while leading and
mentoring other experts in the continually evolving field of cybersecurity.

“The rapidly evolving threat landscape forces defenders to react and respond on their
adversaries’ timetable and magnitude,” said Janas. “To effectively challenge this asymmetry, we
need to create strategies that increase the operational risks and costs for attackers and
minimize the fallout for victims, while also scaling and keeping pace with an attacker’s
adaptations. Being a part of Commvault allows me to apply my offensive cybersecurity
experience to enhance a product that is a pivotal layer in a company’s overarching cybersecurity

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