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Cylance makes three Aussie hires in the name of A/NZ expansion

10 May 2018

The company has hired Erin Fitzpatrick as the APAC marketing head, Ross Stevens as the enterprise sales manager and Daniel Smith as the senior sales engineer.

Prior to her new role at Cylance, Erin was the national marketing manager for VMtech, a Cylance Emerald Partner, which was recently bought by Telstra.

Ross made the jump from competitor Carbon Black, and Daniel moves across from ForcePoint.

“I’ve always believed that prevention is the best approach to endpoint security, so the move to Cylance is a natural progression for me,” says Stevens.

“It’s a privilege to be working for a company that offers true artificial intelligence-based pre-execution protection against current and future threats. Furthermore, Cylance makes it easy for companies to transition to their AI-based endpoint protection suite, without the operational barriers that are often associated with the transition to modern endpoint security controls.”

The expansion of Cylance’s local team corresponds with the growth in demand for managed security services across Australia and New Zealand, and the recent roll out of CylancePROTECT multi-tenant console - an offering for MSSPs in the region.

“Cylance is committed to helping local Australian businesses deliver the services their customers need,” says Cylance A/NZ country manager Jason Duerden.

“Our MSSP offering is fuelling new opportunities for our partners, which is why we’re investing in our local team to support them.”

In January, ChannelLife spoke with Durden about Cylance’s approach to cybersecurity and how the company plans to use the A/NZ channel to extend their approach throughout the region.

Since then, Cylance announced reaching $100 million in revenue for 2017, which Duerden attributes to their presence in the region.

“Cylance’s continued investment in Australia and New Zealand has resulted in rapid expansion and widespread customer adoption throughout the region. A/NZ is one of Cylance’s fastest growing international markets and continues to contribute to the overall success of the company worldwide,” he said at the time.

As part of the company’s growth strategy for FY19, Cylance intends to make additional investment in channel, sales, engineering, marketing, and consulting resources.

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