Both the consumer and corporate-focused business unit will operate under the Malwarebytes executive team and Kleczynski’s leadership as CEO, he said.
“The company has evolved from its remediation roots, and this new brand and product portfolio reflects that evolution alongside the changing threat landscape,” Kleczynski told TechCrunch. “The launch of ThreatDown formalizes the business unit focused on serving IT-constrained organizations and channel partners.”
“Operationally, this distinction allows employees to focus exclusively on the specific security challenges they’re solving for each customer segment,” he added.
Kleczynski said the company does not plan to make any further layoffs as a result of the formalization of the split but noted that the move “shifted our need for some high-level roles,” including chief technology officer. (A former Malwarebytes employee previously told TechCrunch that the company laid off its chief technology officer, chief product officer, and chief information officer.)
Kleczynski said that the company has no plans to hire new executive-level roles at this time. “We have senior leaders in place to lead both our internal and external technology teams,” he said. “I’ve also stepped in to lead the product organization as I strongly believe the company needs to be product-led.”