Bit9 commits to EMEA with strong expansion plans

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Bit9, the Advanced Threat Protection systems provider, is placing further investment in to its presence in EMEA, with rapidly growing local teams in Central London, UK and in Munich in Germany, identified as immediate targets for expansion.  Bit9 will also be investing in its targeted channel approach and an aggressive campaign to triple its sales in EMEA year-on-year.

Initial investment will include new appointments in the sales and support fields within EMEA with a view to raising awareness and increasing sales across primary target sectors, namely e-commerce, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, technology and utilities.  Additionally, Bit9 will continue to seek out ideal technology partnerships to extend outreach and are currently working with ArcSight, VeriFone and RSA Security.

Bit9 has signed 21 channel partners in EMEA, including five in the UK such as Prolinx and WebTech, and is actively recruiting more.  The channel is a key component to the overall sales strategy in order to expand market presence and successful partners can benefit from increased revenue based on post-sales services.  Partners are selected either as Authorised Resellers or Solution Providers, and are identified by their expertise and commitment to delivering next generation security solutions to protect enterprises from the advanced threat.

Patrick Morley, CEO, Bit9 said, "We have seen a change in the threat landscape over the last 24 months. Cyber attacks have evolved and are occurring this very day.  Attackers, largely nation states and cyber criminals, are targeting and stealing intellectual property (IP) directly by gaining access to company servers - everything from chemical formulas and vaccines to military data, to reports on global economic conditions.  We see the levels of awareness of cyber threats increasing in EMEA and believe that we can now seek to replicate our success in the US by offering solutions that provide organizations with the ability to trust, detect, protect and measure the rise in targeted and personalised attacks."

Bit9 is committed to protecting its 600 worldwide customers from advanced threats with its outstanding proactive, trust-based solutions. Bit9 Parity Suite is able to provide unrivalled protection against advanced malware by securing endpoints and servers, whilst the Bit9 Advanced Threat Protection Platform protects endpoints, servers and private clouds from cyber-attacks that bypass antivirus and behavioral security solutions.  Utilising the unique Bit9 Global Software Registry, the largest and most complete source of actionable intelligence with over 5 billion records of software, Bit9 also provides a Cyber Forensics investigations service, Bit9Analyzer to isolate good software from bad and FileAdvisor, the first free search engine for identifying software files on any Windows computer.

Bit9 customers include The NHS, Transport Research Laboratory and Middle East Airlines.


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