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Securonix ups APJ regional support in a bid to drive growth

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 10 Mar 2022

Securonix, the Next-Gen SIEM expert, has announced business momentum for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, and three strategic hires to bolster its regional leadership team and accelerate market growth.

Neil Campbell has been appointed to the role of vice president for APJ, alongside Ajay Kumar as director for APJ and Middle East (ME), and Vinny Sharma as director of marketing for APJ and ME.

Securonix’s regional traction has been driven by record demand for cloud-native security monitoring and analytics, the company’s flexible cloud deployment models, and rapid partner program expansion.

Securonix chief revenue officer Andy Vallila says, “Leading enterprises and managed service providers in APJ have shown a strong appetite for solutions that enable more effective detection and response to advanced threats in cloud environments, and flexible deployment options that align with their cloud strategies, data retention requirements, and overall business needs.

"Neil, Vinny, and Ajay will play key roles in accelerating the impressive growth we are experiencing in-region and innovative product portfolio go-to-market efforts.”

Securonix VP for APJ, Neil Campbell, says, “I am thrilled to join Securonix to help fuel its expansion in the world's fastest-growing region as Asian enterprises step up their cybersecurity posture to safeguard increasing digital transformation efforts. Organisations across APAC are reportedly 80% more likely to fall prey to a cyber attack due to the regions digital use and connectivity.

"I am looking forward to working closely with our regional customers and partners to protect their digital assets and hybrid enterprises against the rising tide of ransomware and other malicious activities.”

Over the past 12 months, a number of APJ customers and managed service providers offering SIEM-as-a-Service (SaaS) have adopted Securonix as a modern security analytics platform to replace legacy SIEM solutions.

Securonix’s pure SaaS architecture with complete visibility into complex cloud and hybrid environments, and new Bring your own AWS and Securonix with Snowflake programs have driven regional market traction.

This includes wins such as 100% SaaS growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR), 240% year-on-year new managed security service provider (MSSP) logo bookings growth, and 100% year-on-year employee headcount growth, eclipsing 1,000 employees worldwide.

In addition, Securonix was named a leader for the third consecutive time in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), positioned furthest for completeness of vision, and scored highest across all three use cases in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

Securonix has recently secured investment of more than US$1 billion led by Vista Equity Partners to further its global leadership position in cloud-native security analytics and operations.

Securonix’s expansion plan for the APJ region over the next six to 12 months include setting up an office in Japan and establishing footprint across the Southeast Asia (SEA) region, through the appointment of MSSPs and partner enablement.

The company currently has operations in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), and Singapore. The company states it aims to double its headcount and achieve double-digit growth across the APJ region by 2024.

Bringing more than 25 years of leadership and management experience in cybersecurity across global and regional roles, Campbell is responsible for charting Securonix’s overall growth strategy across the APJ region.

He was most recently vice president for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Rapid 7 where he spearheaded and built out the company’s sales operations across key markets in the region.

Other global and senior leadership roles Campbell had assumed over the course of his career include those held at Telstra and Dimension Data.

Kumar joins Securonix with over a decade of technical sales leadership experience, most recently holding the position of director of solutions engineering for APJ at BeyondTrust.

At Securonix, Kumar will lead pre-sales and proof of concepts for the APJ market. Sharma brings more than 16 years of regional marketing experience in the networking and cybersecurity space to Securonix, most recently holding the position of head of marketing for India at Infoblox. Sharma will lead marketing efforts for APJ and ME at Securonix.

Securonix is actively recruiting in APJ and will continue to add new jobs across all business functions over the next 12 months to leverage the regions wealth of technical talent.

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