Network security firm Cyberoam has appointed former solutions architect and systems engineer Leon Friend as its local presales manager to drive expansion in the A/NZ region.
The appointment is part of the company's larger strategy to expand its reach in the region.
Friend will lead Cyberoam’s concentrated efforts in the region and his role will include engaging in product awareness programs, assisting partner skill development, delivering product certification training, product webinars, solution presentations and product updates.
He would also be involved in handling comparison discussions, assisting tender responses and compliance discussions, as well as assisting product deployments.
Friend said the the channel community in Australia was highly competitive, but he was looking forward to working closely with channel partners to expand their businesses and broaden their engagement with the customers they serve.
"This is a great opportunity for us to not only strengthen our existing partner relationships and commitments, but also to develop new ones as well.”
Cyberoam country manager A/NZ, Alkesh Soneji, said Friend was a veteran of the Australian IT Industry.
"With over 18 years’ experience in the channel working in distribution as well as in the Vendor and Reseller space, Cyberoam is looking forward to utilising Leon’s experience to establish a strong brand presence in the region.”