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Cylance expands international footprint, chases Asian expansion

Cylance expands international footprint, chases Asian expansion

AI and cyber security firm Cylance has announced a bunch of new appointments for its Asia business, as well as signing on three new reseller partners as the company looks to further expand its international operations.

Cylance specialises in the prevention of advanced cyber threats and malware through the use use of artificial intelligence.

Based in Singapore, the new appointments to the Cylance Asia team include security veteran Ban Leong Ang, who will serve as regional sales director, Kelvin Wee has been appointed as a sales engineer for South East Asia, and Brian Tan has joined Cylance as a sales engineer for South East Asia.

Ang joins the Cylance team from Oracle Singapore, where held the country director role and was responsible for the sstems line of business.

Prior to that, Ang was the regional director of McAfee Southeast Asia, where he grew the business more than 200% over five years within the second largest region in APAC before leading the government vertical for McAfee’s Asia Pacific and Japan division. He also spent 11 years at IBM.

“I am excited to start a new challenge with Cylance and very much look forward to working with the team in Singapore to further develop the already extensive product offering across Asia Pacific,” says Ang.

“The incredible market adoption that has been experienced across the globe is a testament to Cylance and I am honoured to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on the genuinely ground-breaking, artificial intelligence-based approach to cybersecurity that is redefining the enterprise standard of endpoint security,” he says.

Wee joins Cylance from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he was the regional product management director for the ArcSight Solution suite, leading the long-term strategy as well as the technical partnerships in both Asia Pacific and Japan.

Tan comes aboard bringing with him more than 15 years of professional experience in networking and security from his previous position at Cisco.

As Cylance expands beyond its initial engagement in Australia and Japan, the company has signed three new reseller partners in Singapore, including PTC System, PCS Security and Cohesion Network Technologies.

According to Andy Solterbeck, vice president of Cylance APAC, the partnerships are the next step to expedite the growth and adoption of Cylance’s proactive and preventive artificial intelligence technology across the APAC region.

“The commitment to expanding throughout the Asia-Pacific region follows a year of success and growth after our initial launch into Australia,” says Solterbeck.

“We have seen rapid market adoption throughout the Australia/New Zealand region following the success of our tailored approach, evaluating the requirements for each country and then determining the best strategy for engaging that market,” he explains.

“We are pleased to be breaking new ground in Singapore, bringing our knowledge and experience to meet rising customer demands for a preventative endpoint solution. This launch displays the first step in our commitment to the region and will be followed with an aggressive expansion.”

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