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Forcepoint names new EMEA sales VP

Forcepoint has named Kevin Isaac as vice president of sales of EMEA. Previously, Isaac was senior vice president for EMEA Enterprise Sales at Symantec where he repositioned the company as a pure security player. Prior to this, he held various regional sales roles at Symantec, including responsibility for all mid-sized and emerging regions.

His role is to lead the growth strategy for the company across EMEA, driving sales across the portfolio of Forcepoint technology including CASB, data loss prevention, insider threat, web security, email security, and next-generation firewalls.

He reports to chief revenue officer, Sean Foster.  “In the new digital and mobile world where there is no longer a perimeter, the detection and protection of data using point products is just not good enough. The market is moving to cyber solutions that adapt protection based on the context of user behaviour, and we need inspirational and driven leaders to help customers and partners address this paradigm shift,” said Foster. “Kevin and his teams will help lead the charge in delivering the most intelligent systems that facilitate business and foster productivity while stopping bad cyber activity.”

In the last month, the EMEA sales leadership team also added Mahmoud-Samy Ibrahim to lead emerging markets. Ibrahim joins from Arbor Networks and will focus on Dubai, Russia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.