(PRWEB UK) 2 November 2016
Cybereason, developers of the world’s only military-grade, real-time detection and response platform, today announced the opening of its newest office in London, UK, which will drive support for existing customers and partners in Europe, while enabling the company to rapidly grow revenues and market presence. The company also named Simon Sharp, vice president of EMEA.
Simon Sharp is a seasoned technology executive who brings more than two decades of sales and management experience to Cybereason. Prior to joining Cybereason, Sharp was vice president of sales at Pindrop Security, where he designed and led the company's go to market efforts in EMEA. He was responsible for growth in the market of more than 500 percent. Prior to Pindrop, Sharp served in a variety of sales leadership roles at RSA - The Security Division of EMC. At RSA, revenues grew 20 percent year over year during his tenure. He previously held sales roles with Entrust and established multiple US cyber security start ups in the EMEA market. Sharp graduated in Accounting and Business Information Systems – University of Portsmouth Business School.
“I am thrilled that Simon has joined Cybereason. He will be building out our entire sales team, managing local sales, sales engineering and support. The demand for our award-winning detection and response platform is driving growth across the world. The EMEA traction Cybereason already has in place is a strong indication of future growth. Simply, Cybereason is the only endpoint vendor that can tell organizations that they are under attack immediately and then help them stop it in real time,” said Jeff Lebowitz, executive vice president of global sales and business development, Cybereason.
“The Cybereason platform is a sales executive’s dream because its value proposition is so powerful,” said Sharp. “It enables our customers to know, with certainty, if they are under attack and if so, how to best contain it. We empower our customers to do their jobs with clarity and confidence, hence our phenomenal growth. EMEA is the next natural progression for us and I am delighted to spearhead our efforts here.”
After raising $89 million in 2015, Cybereason has spent 2016 expanding its team, customer base and global presence. In April 2016, Cybereason launched Cybereason Japan, a joint venture between Cybereason and Softbank, that already has delivered Cybereason’s military grade, real time threat detection to dozens of Japanese companies. In October, Cybereason announced a partnership with Blue Turtle, a leading South African security solutions provider, which in a matter of weeks has resulted in two new customers. Cybereason’s London office will not only give the company a presence in one of the world’s largest financial markets, it will serve as a springboard into the rest of Europe, continuing the path of its rapid growth.
Cybereason has a proven track record of protecting Fortune 1000 enterprises globally. The company has received many awards and accolades since its founding. Most recently, Cybereason topped a Gartner list of endpoint detection and response vendors. Juniper Research named Cybereason one of the Top Three Disruptive Innovators to watch in 2016. SC Magazine named Cybereason the 2016 ‘Rookie Security Company of the Year.’ Also, CEO Lior Div was a 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year New England Finalist. In addition, Infosecurity Products Guide named Div ‘2016 CEO of the Year’ and Computer Reseller News recognized Cybereason for having one of the 16 ‘hottest’ products launched at Black Hat 2016. And Dark Reading named the company one of the ‘20 Cyber Security Startups to Watch in 2016.’
Founded by members of the Israeli intelligence agency’s elite cybersecurity Unit 8200, the Cybereason platform mirrors the founders’ expertise in managing some of world’s most complex hacking operations. The Cybereason Detection and Response Platform leverages big data, behavioral analytics and machine learning to uncover, in real time, complex cyberattacks designed to evade traditional defenses. It automates the investigation process, connects isolated malicious events and visually presents a full malicious operation. The platform is available as an on-premise solution or a cloud-based service. Cybereason is privately held and headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Tel Aviv and Tokyo.
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