HP has hired Christopher Poulos as a general manager of its newly formed enterprise security products business unit in the South Pacific region.
The unit brings together technologies from previous HP acquisitions in the security arena including ArcSight, Fortify and TippingPoint.
“Bringing three organisations together always has its challenges because people have roles and responsibilities, and one of the first initiatives we’re going to do in Australia as a joint group is be one face to the market,” Poulos said. “I’ll have technology players and sales people that will bring a single solution of enterprise security products to the customer base either through our HP account general managers or directly to the market.”
Poulos said the ArcSight and TippingPoint channel will remain in place. Observatory Crest distribute ArcSight products in Australia, while TippingPoint is via Distribution Central unit, Firewall Systems.
“At this stage, what we’ve got is pretty strong and from an ArcSight point of view we need to move down into more corporate customers and I feel Observatory Crest is well prepared for that,” he said.
Poulos said the unit was transitioning into the HP partner program – with TippingPoint already in place and ArcSight going live from November 1.
Poulos was previously the country manager for ArcSight and also worked at F5, Trend Micro, Microsoft, Lotus Developments and Akimbi Systems.