AlienVault Hires New EMEA Channel Director
San Mateo, Calif. (US) and London (UK), July 24th 2012 – AlienVault, the only open and collaborative Unified Security Management platform delivering built-in controls and full visibility, today confirmed it had appointed Andrew Morris, CISSP, as its new EMEA Channel Director. Based in the UK, Andrew will be responsible for defining and developing AlienVault’s channel strategy in EMEA, working closely with all its regional sales teams.
Andrew brings with him over 15 years experience of the IT security industry, the last seven of which were in the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) space with LogLogic. Over his career he has held a number of positions, including a period in both the logistics and finance sectors, as well as running his own IT security company, Proformity Ltd.
While with LogLogic, Andrew’s particular expertise and skill set saw him move across from senior technical consultant to take up a sales focused role. Andrew was instrumental in setting up, and managing, LogLogic’s EMEA channel, including developing strategic relationships with MSSPs, and its EMEA service engineers and support team. He also played a key role in creating its customer and partner training programs. Andrew’s talent was quickly identified and he was seconded to California where he held responsibility for overseeing LogLogic’s world-wide pre-sales and post sales teams, and replicating his EMEA success in its US channel.
Speaking about his appointment, Andrew said, “I’m delighted to be back with my family in the UK and am excited by this new challenge with AlienVault. Its portfolio, I believe, offers organisations the perfect combination of technologies knitted together in one solution to make sure nothing slips through the net. That’s going to be increasingly important as we continue this period of austerity. What I like to think I will bring to the EMEA market is the bridge between helping end users understand the challenges they face with the perfect solution to plug the security holes in their systems. Luckily, AlienVault Unified Security Management Platform fits this criteria perfectly. I plan to work extremely closely with our channel partners to make sure they get all the support they need so they can best serve the needs of their customers.”
Richard Kirk, AlienVault’s Senior Vice President of International added, “We’re delighted to add Andrew to our team as his enthusiasm is infectious. His SIEM experience will be invaluable as he understands the space in which we operate and the challenges customers face. He has a track record for developing channel strategy and supporting channel partner success, and I know this will be beneficial to all our partners across the EMEA region.”
Andrew can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +44 7931 765182