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Tenable names new A/NZ country manager

08 Sep 2017

Cyber security company Tenable has announced the appointment of Bede Hackney as country manager for Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ).

Based in Sydney, Hackney is responsible for further expanding the company’s A/NZ presence in the enterprise security market and supporting new channel partner initiatives.  

Gary Jackson, Tenable APAC vice president says, “We are delighted that Bede has joined Tenable to head up our Australian and New Zealand business.  

His skillset and experience of working in both growth companies and large multinationals will be invaluable as we drive our revenue growth and focus on positioning Tenable as the industry’s first cyber exposure company to manage, measure and reduce cyber exposure across today’s evolving modern attack surface.”  

Hackney has 25 years of experience in the IT industry and was previously A/NZ managing director at Nimble Storage.  

During this time, he propelled regional sales and oversaw the growth of the company’s channel partner network in support of momentum for its storage solutions.

He was previously director of product sales at VMware where he managed a sales team focused on the software designed data centre and end user computing business across Australia and New Zealand.  

In addition, he worked for Citrix in several senior strategic management roles over a period of seven years, including as Director of Product Sales for Australia/New Zealand and Sales Manager for Application Networking.

On his appointment, Hackman says, “I am delighted to join Tenable at this critical juncture in the IT security industry when organisations of all sizes are embracing digital transformation with a resulting explosion of new platforms, devices and approaches.

“Tenable has a market-winning product portfolio, developed by the best individuals in the security industry, that positions organisations to accurately understand and reduce their cyber risk,” he says.

“This is an exciting combination that will further strengthen our market leadership in the A/NZ region.”

Tenable recently announced the launch of Tenable Assure, which the company says is important for helping partners build long-term, consultative relationships with customers.

Tenable also says Assure aids partners in translating raw security data into a metrics-driven program where every business decision impacts on cyber exposure.   

In 2016, Tenable’s billings in Australia and New Zealand grew over 80 percent, while new enterprise deals doubled across the Asia Pacific region compared to 2015.

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