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Tenable sets down roots in Japan with new regional sales director

By Sara Barker
Wed 29 Nov 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Tenable is ramping up its cybersecurity presence across Japan, the Middle East and South America as the company experiences strong customer demand in the regions.

The company claims its third quarter results showed ‘record’ billings and growth of more than 50% on a year-over-year basis.

The company says it is the sixth consecutive quarter with more than 45% billings growth and the company will be keeping the momentum through its expansion.

“Tenable is one of the fastest-growing private cybersecurity software companies in the world and we are committed to providing the best customer experience in every geographic market,” comments Tenable’s chief revenue officer John Negron.

The company says that cyber threats have no geographic boundaries so there is an urgent need to proactively understand and reduce cyber risk in every country around the world.

Tenable now has almost 24,000 customers in 160 countries.

As part of the expansion process, the company has hired seasoned veterans to head its presence in Japan, the Middle East and South America.

Doug Neuman will be Tenable’s regional sales director in Japan. He has previously held positions as managing director for Japan at Tanium.

Francisco Ramirez will lead the company’s efforts in Latin America and Maher Jadallar will be regional director of sales for the Middle East.

 “Bringing in these talented go-to-market leaders illustrates we are not just fulfilling our growing global demand for Cyber Exposure solutions, but setting the pace for innovation across our industry. We are excited to bring Neuman, Ramirez and Jadallah on board to help lead the company through its next phase of growth,” Negron continues.

In October the company announced the industry’s first Cyber Exposure ecosystem, which is a series of technology integrations to help manage and reduce their cyber risk.

 “Organizations in every sector are embracing digital transformation, from cloud to IoT. The flip side of digital transformation is a constantly morphing modern attack surface and a massive underestimation of Cyber Exposure,” explains Tenable CEO Amit Yoran.

“We call this the Cyber Exposure Gap. No company alone can close the gap, which is why we are coming together with other market leaders to pioneer the industry’s first Cyber Exposure ecosystem to help the digital enterprises of today - and tomorrow - build resilient cybersecurity programs.”

The latest round of new and enhanced integrations include partners such as ServiceNow, Amazon Web Services, Splunk, McAfee, CyberArk, ForeScout and Infoblox.

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