Raising Awareness of Security Threats, Working with Customers to Drive Efficiencies, and Strengthening Channel Eco System are Key Goals
18 September 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, announced today the appointment of Gregory Anderson as the first Country Manager for South Africa, with immediate effect.
Gregory Anderson joins Trend Micro at a time when the growth in web threats across the country since 2009 has well exceeded 400 per cent.
Anderson’s priority will be to continue delivering Trend Micro’s value-added security solutions to help protect South African organisations. He will also focus on further growing the company, as well as strengthening and building its already robust distribution and channel model.
Previously, Trend Micro was serving the South African Market through its partner Secure Data and Anderson’s appointment underlines the global cloud security leader’s commitment to the region.
“Web threats are exhibiting exponential growth, and I expect this trend will continue throughout 2012. This is an exciting opportunity for me to be in a company whose goal is protecting its customers in a time of increased organised criminal activity over the web,” commented Gregory.
“Today’s attacks are financially motivated and we are here to help our customers better protect themselves. I also believe that Trend Micro’s offerings will help customers, embrace private, public and hybrid Cloud Computing more holistically,” he added.
Anderson brings a wealth of in-depth experience to his new post, with more than 18 years of African IT industry experience. He joins Trend Micro from Microsoft South Africa and has previously worked at EMC and VMware. He has strong channel-based experience and has held senior positions with global technology companies. Anderson also served on the board of directors of local companies, uniquely preparing him to address the strong and unique value propositions Trend Micro can deliver to local African customers.
“Gregory joins a very strong Trend Micro team, already boasting a robust market presence,” commented Chris Moore, General Manager, Middle East, Africa and Med.
“I am pleased to have someone with Gregory’ experience, who I know will further ensure continued success for Trend Micro in this important market,” added Moore.