Check Point management and staff are mourning the death of former regional director, Scott Ferguson, on Monday.
The IT industry veteran passed away after finally losing his battle with cancer.
Ferguson joined Check Point in May 2002 as Asia-Pacific vice-president and A/NZ managing director.
He left the security vendor in 2008, and became Asia-Pacific vice-president for EasyLink Services.
Ferguson spent more than 25 years in the IT industry. From April 1996 till 2001, he held a variety of positions at Cisco Systems including director of worldwide channel and managing director for Australia. He also spent two years as the A/NZ managing director for 3Com.
He is survived by his wife, Kate, and twin sons, Callum and Thomas. Ferguson’s funeral was held on Friday March 6 at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Rd, North Ryde.
Director of culture and reputation at Dimension Data, Merle Singer, said it was a huge shock for the integrator's staff. DiData is one of Check Point's local partners.
"In his roles at both Cisco and Check Point, Scott was someone we had worked with for many years. He was a really nice man and a pleasure to deal with: down-to-earth, open and direct. We wish his family strength at this time," Singer said.
A request has been made that instead of sending flowers, mourners make a donation to Bill Walsh Cancer Research Laboratories. Envelopes will be provided at the service.