Illumio Sees Major APAC Gains

Cybersecurity tech specialists Illumio has announced it has seen a 325% growth in APAC employee headcount and a 300% growth in customers in that region since it expanded there in 2018, a sign that international demand continues to grow for the company’s security segmentation platform.

The company also announced the opening of formal Asia Pacific channel operations, with that program will be headed by industry veteran Carlo Nizeti, who will serve as the company’s first APAC channel technical sales director. He comes over from enterprise cloud computing vendor Nutanix, and will based out of the regional Illumio headquarters in Sydney.

“APAC is a very diverse region, with a wide range of needs and differing levels of technology adoption,” said Illumio CFO Anup Singh. “Our continued growth in this region underscores the fact that security-segmentation is foundational to the security of global businesses and regional business leaders. As we expand operations globally, APAC will remain a key growth region for us in 2020.”

The new channel partner program will focus on developing relationships with value-added resellers (VARs) in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

“I have a history of working with businesses that have truly disruptive products. For channel partners, staying ahead of the curve and embracing disruption is vital in order to continue to deliver value for their customers,” Nizeti said. “Illumio’s security segmentation technology is a prime example of a solution that radically changes how businesses should approach cybersecurity. I’m looking forward to working with the channel partners who are wanting to challenge the status quo with us.”

Kurt Hansen, CEO of Pure Security, an Illumio partner, added: “Illumio is leading the way by providing CISOs and CIOs with the tools required to prevent the spread of breaches inside any data center or cloud environment, and the company’s expansion in APAC opens many possibilities. Regardless of region, cybersecurity has been elevated to a top boardroom priority and we’re pleased to partner with an organization that is at the forefront of innovative thinking in this space.”