Malwarebytes Hires Ex Westcon Executive Christopher Green to Lead Middle East Expansion
Dubai, UAE – March 31, 2016 – Malwarebytes, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution for consumers and businesses, today announced that Christopher Green will lead their recently announced expansion in the Middle East as Regional Director, Middle East. The global firm, which is based in Santa Clara, California, will start operations in Dubai in April.
Christopher Green brings with him a wealth of IT security experience and a history of planning and executing successful go-to-market strategies with his main objective being to develop a successful two-tiered channel across the region.
His most recent role was as Divisional Director for Westcon Group overseeing their Security Practice since 2012. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Avnet Middle East, setting up their operations and building the Component Distribution and HP ESSN businesses.
“I am delighted to be joining the Malwarebytes team, this is cutting edge technology in the Endpoint Security space,” said Christopher. “I believe we have a fantastic opportunity to make the End Point the starting point for any layered security approach”
“We are delighted that Christopher has decided to join Malwarebytes and lead our expansion in the territory,” said Anthony O’Mara, Malwarebytes Vice President of EMEA. “The Middle East is an important part of our EMEA sales strategy and having someone of Christopher’s experience and deep knowledge of two tier channels is only going to accelerate our expansion.”
Malwarebytes will be exhibiting at stand B-73 at GISEC, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre between March 29th and 31st.
Malwarebytes protects consumers and businesses against malicious threats that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, has a highly advanced heuristic detection engine that removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. More than 10,000 SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe, and a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.com.
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Malwarebytes has other EMEA operations in Ireland, The UK, Estonia, France and Germany and will look to take advantage of the significant demand for security solutions in the region. The firm’s strategy in the Middle East will be strongly channel focused and it will announce distribution partners in the coming months.
To coincide with the expansion, Malwarebytes will exhibit at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC). At the show, the company will showcase its Endpoint Security solution that blocks unknown and known malware and ransomware threats, before they deliver malicious code that can compromise business networks.