Seasoned Channel Leader, Ryan O’Connell, Joins iboss To Spearhead Americas Channel Sales Program

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iboss Announces New Channel Leader to Run Americas Channel Strategy

iboss announces Ryan O'Connell as Vice President of Channel Sales and Alliances

“Ryan’s extensive knowledge and proven track record leading channel programs makes him the perfect candidate for our channel focused strategy.”

iboss, the leader in cloud delivered network security, today announced the addition of Ryan O’Connell as Vice President of Channel Sales and Alliances.

In his position of Vice President of Channel Sales and Alliances, Ryan will be responsible for the design and execution of iboss’ Americas Channel go to market. Ryan has a formidable track record of building both direct and indirect sales channels for high growth technology companies.

Ryan joins iboss with over twenty years of channel sales and management experience. Most recently, Ryan was responsible for the National Partners in the Americas for Symantec where he managed a team with Channel Revenues surpassing $250M annually. Prior to this role, Ryan was part of Bluecoat Systems (acquired by Symantec) where he executed successful sales teams and programs. In addition, Ryan has held sales leadership roles at Intel/McAfee and EMC.

“We are thrilled to have Ryan onboard,” said Paul Martini, iboss co-founder and CEO. “Ryan’s extensive knowledge and proven track record leading channel programs makes him the perfect candidate for our channel focused strategy.”

The announcement of iboss’ new VP of Channel Sales and Alliances comes at a critical time for businesses where remote work is the new reality. The future of network security is in the cloud and users need fast, secure and direct connections to cloud applications while outside of the office. The iboss cloud platform eliminates the need to send remote user traffic back to the office for network security by delivering security directly in the cloud. iboss secures Internet access on any device, from any location, in the cloud. Built for the cloud and borderless organizations, the iboss cloud platform delivers network security in the cloud as a SaaS offering.

According to Gartner, by 2024, at least 40% of enterprises will have explicit strategies to adopt secure access service edge (SASE). The secure access service edge is an emerging offering combining comprehensive WAN capabilities with comprehensive network security functions to support the dynamic secure access needs of digital enterprises.

iboss protects users in the digital world ensuring all Internet traffic is secured for compliance, web filtering, malware defense and data loss at all times. With its unique patented containerized cloud architecture, found in no other vendor, iboss cloud can ensure a smoother and more seamless transition to the cloud than any other cloud security vendor on the market.

“I am extremely excited about joining the iboss team, the company is extremely well positioned to help enable its customers as they transition their web security infrastructure and applications to the cloud,” said Ryan O’Connell, iboss VP of Channel Sales and Alliances. “We are laser focused on building and expanding our Partner Ecosystem and Technology Alliances as we thrive in expanding our reach and brand in the market. With everyone working remote, the need for cloud delivered network security which iboss delivers is a requirement for fast and secure connections to cloud applications like Office 365.”

About iboss
iboss is a cloud security company that provides organizations and their employees secure access to the Internet on any device, from any location, in the cloud. The iboss cloud platform provides network security as a service, delivered in the cloud, as a complete SaaS offering. This eliminates the need for traditional network security appliances, such as firewalls and web gateway proxies, which are ineffective at protecting a cloud-first and mobile world. Leveraging a purpose-built cloud architecture backed by over 190 issued and pending patents and more than 100 points of presence globally, iboss protects more than 4,000 organizations worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.iboss.com.

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