Internet security specialist Check Point has announced the appointment of Scott McKinnel as channel manager for Australia. He has joined Check Point from business partner RSA Security, where he was Australia/NZ regional manager for two years.
McKinnel plans to "reinvigorate a channel-only sales strategy", concentrating on increasing education and certification opportunities for its distributors and resellers. New plans are scheduled for the next quarter.
"The dedication of local resources reflects our commitment to providing the best possible support to our channel partners, to help them gear up to deliver the expertise and services being demanded by their customers," said Scott Ferguson, regional director for Check Point.
Shelly Houghton, formerly in charge of local channel operations, has moved to Wellington in order to concentrate on New Zealand partners and customers.