Trellix appoints industry veteran to drive regional growth

Trellix appoints industry veteran to drive regional growth

Cybersecurity company Trellix has appointed Khaled Alateeq as Head of Sales for Middle East.

The Middle East’s current threat landscape is dominated by ransomware groups and nation-state sponsored targeted attacks. Trellix’s approach is to provide both preventative technologies and detection and remediation solutions that address the sophisticated modern attack campaign.

The appointment of Alateeq signals the company’s ongoing commitment to the region, which is a strategic growth market in EMEA for Trellix.

“Trellix’s long-term commitment to the Middle East is well established,” said Fabien Rech, SVP EMEA at Trellix. “Now we step up that commitment by the appointment of Khaled Alateeq to his new role.

“He has first-hand experience of modern threats and the risk they pose to economic growth across the region. Our unique value proposition, underpinned by Trellix XDR, together with Mr. Alateeq’s reputation in the market, will allow us to continue having significant impact on every organisation’s ability to protect itself.”

Alateeq has more than 13 years’ experience with past roles in business and information technology equipping him with a broad perspective on the intersection between business operations, IT and cybersecurity.

He said: “I have spent many years in Saudi Arabia on the front lines of the global cyber-war, watching attack surfaces expand and helping enterprises beat back their adversaries.

“It has been clear to me for some time that if we are to prevail against threat actors, we must change our ways. That is why I am so excited to join Trellix. Its vision of building a Living Security model through the central pillar of XDR is a ray of hope for organisations across the region that find themselves under daily siege from ransomware gangs and state-sponsored actors.”

Alateeq’s focus will be on protecting the ambitious digital transformation journeys of private and public enterprises.