FireEye has made two regional appointments to aid in extending its channel ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region.
Sean Kopelke joins as director of global alliances for Asia Pacific Japan.
Kopelke is responsible for strengthening FireEye’s strategic partnerships across the region to expand FireEye’s reach in the marketplace.
Having worked in both Asia and Australia, Kopelke has first-hand experience and knowledge of the Asia Pacific and Japan markets.
Prior to joining FireEye, Kopelke was senior director of Symantec’s technical sales organisation in Australia and New Zealand.
Lani Edwards joins as head of channels, Australia and New Zealand.
In this role, Edwards is responsible for leading FireEye’s channel strategy and managing its network of distributors and value-add resellers.
Edwards brings more than 15 years of channel experience across vendor, distributor and reseller organisations in countries throughout Europe and Asia.
Most recently, Edwards was head of channels for Juniper Networks Australia New Zealand.
“To expand our reach and help even more organisations defend themselves, we are fostering a strong industry ecosystem across the region. Sean and Lani are valuable assets in this effort,” says Scott McCrady, FireEye vice president for Global Solution Providers and Asia Pacific and Japan Channels.
On the need for network security in the region, he says, “Today most organisations in the region aren’t prepared to defend themselves against advanced cyber attacks.
"Globally, we find that 96% of organisations are breached and 27% of those involve advanced malware. The Asia Pacific region is not immune, in fact, its regional tensions and economic dynamism fuel cyber attacks."