Data security specialist HANDD ends year with a flourish announcing new General Manager and five new vendors


Independent global data security specialist, HANDD Business Solutions (HANDD) has announced the appointment of its Sales Director, Chris Farrelly to the newly created role of General Manager along with the addition of five new vendors: Cyglass, Cybereason, Venafi, Titus and Cleo to create an even broader and more diverse data security product portfolio.

"Chris has been with HANDD for over eight years and has been a key part of our growth and we're delighted to appoint him to the position of General Manager where he can continue to drive the company forward and build on the success achieved to date," says Ian Davin, Joint CEO, HANDD Business Solutions.

Chris Farrelly joined HANDD in 2009 as Sales Manager and was appointed Sales Director in 2011 developing its customer base. His new role as General Manager will see him take on the day to day running of the business with joint CEOs Ian Davin and Anthony Hodges taking on Joint-Chairmen roles.

Over the course of 2017 HANDD has been evaluating its vendor portfolio and believes that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will come of age in 2018 in cybersecurity terms and there will be a fast emergence of the next generation of anti-virus software that will use AI to learn how a virus works on networks and deal with it accordingly. Cyglass and Cybereason are two of HANDD's new vendors that lead the way in this sector. HANDD has also added Venafi, in certificate and key management, Titus to help strengthen its data classification portfolio and Cleo to its product offerings in managed file transfer.

"I'm thrilled to be given the opportunity to take on the role of General Manager at such an exciting stage in HANDD's growth and can't wait to get started," says Chris Farrelly, General Manager, HANDD. "Earlier this year we promised that our business would look and feel very different and less that nine months later we are delivering on that promise. Our move to new and bigger offices has provided the platform for that growth which is proven by our ability to add five of the best vendors and create an even broader portfolio of data security products. As we move into 2018 we will be looking to build on this still further." adds Farrelly.

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