STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. 2015-04-23, by Nikolas Georgii
Schmidt to manage EMEA network of channel partners for leading security vendor
Clavister (Nasdaq: CLAV), a leader in high-performance network security, appointed Stephan Schmidt to the role of EMEA Channel Manager
Schmidt has over 20 years’ experience in senior IT sales and business development roles where of 6 years in IT Security, having previously worked for Dell, Nordic Edge, Intel Security and McAfee before joining Clavister in August of last year.
“Stephan’s knowledge of the security sector and channel, together with his sales management skills, will add real strength to our European team” said Jim Carlsson of Clavister. “His background and experience will help ensure that we continue to strengthen new and existing relationships, and maximize business opportunities.”
In recent months Clavister has experienced an increased interest for its solutions in the EMEA region and with the release of new next generation security gateways including the entry level W30 and the E80, a security gateway that delivers enterprise-class capacity, featuring a desktop form-factor, bringing unmatched price/performance capability to SME and branch office deployments
“This is an exciting time to be working at Clavister as the company expands and moves into new markets. I am looking forward to the challenge of helping our existing channel partners grow their businesses while also increasing our global network of value added resellers,” commented Schmidt.
Schmidt will be responsible for developing Clavister’s channel strategy which has already seen success this year. The company has recently announced deployment with CNB (Coöperatieve Nederlandse Bloembollencentrale), the world’s largest authority in plant bulbs, through Dutch distributor BlackIP and an extension of its agreement with Croatian partner itSoft seeing the ISP offer Clavisters SECaaS offering to its entire customer base.
Clavister is a leading security provider for fixed, mobile and virtual network environments. Its award-winning solutions give enterprises, cloud service providers and telecoms operators the highest levels of protection against current and new threats, and unmatched reliability. Clavister’s performance in the security sector was recognized in 2013 with the 2012 Product Quality Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. The company was founded in Sweden in 1997, with its solutions available globally through its network of channel partners. Clavister is a member of Intel’s Network Builders program (networkbuilders.intel.com), a cross-industry initiative that enables Telco’s to build and manage business-critical infrastructures, with lower capital and operating costs. Clavister is traded at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and has more than 4500 shareholders..