Corero Network Security Appoints Michael Ross Vice President Channel Sales for North America
Channel Chief Joins Growing Executive Roster to Scale Partner-Driven Business and Channel Program
Hudson, MA – May 20, 2014 – Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of First Line of Defense® security solutions, today announced that Michael Ross has joined the company as Vice President, Channel Sales, leading the North American channel strategy. Ross is tasked with growing mutually successful relationships between Corero and its broad ecosystem of value added resellers, managed service providers and the channel community at large, to help them sell, deploy and service the Corero First Line of Defense DDoS attack and cyber threat protection solutions.
“Michael brings the proven ability to build and lead a highly successful channel program and we are looking forward to the addition of his expertise,” said David Ahee, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Corero Network Security. “His proficiency in partner-led sales, coupled with driving successful go-to-market strategies within the channel community will be an invaluable asset to Corero as we continue to expand the role of our channel program in supporting our company’s growth trajectory.”
With more than 25 years of technology and channel sales leadership experience, Ross will be chartered with maturing the Corero channel program, rewarding partners for performance and commitment, and empowering them to grow their business thorough product sales and services delivery.
“The Corero solutions address customer needs for enhanced defense-in-depth security architectures to protect against the dynamic and evolving cyber risks targeting organizations that depend on the Internet for their day-to-day operations,” said Ross. “Corero is investing in the channel and is committed to helping its partners through joint marketing efforts, co-branding, sales and support. I am eager to focus on continuing to deliver the programs and tools our partners require to successfully provide much needed DDoS attack and cyber threat protection for their customers.”
Prior to joining Corero, Ross held several executive leadership positions within the sales and channel teams at Tibco Software (LogLogic), building effective indirect sales teams, as well as establishing highly successful strategic partnerships with major industry players. Previously, Ross led the North American channel strategy as Vice President Channel Sales for Blue Coat Systems. Ross also spent several years as Area Vice President of North America Channel Sales for RSA, where he earned CRN Top 50 Channel Chief’s award for three consecutive years.
About Corero Network Security
Corero Network Security, an organization’s First Line of Defense® against DDoS attacks and cyber threats, is a pioneer in global network security. Corero products and services provide Online Enterprises, Service Providers, Hosting Providers and Managed Security Service Providers with an additional layer of security capable of inspecting Internet traffic and enforcing real-time access and monitoring policies designed to match the needs of the protected business. Corero technology enhances any defense-in-depth security architecture with a scalable, flexible and responsive defense against DDoS attacks and cyber threats before they reach the targeted IT infrastructure allowing online services to perform as intended. For more information, visit www.corero.com.
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