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Expel boosts EMEA security services channel

Expel boosts EMEA security services channel

US managed security vendor Expel has expanded its EMEA channel reach through operations set up in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands.

It has hired Chris Waynforth as the general manager and vice president of its international business. Waynforth is responsible for growing Expel’s all-channel presence in EMEA, supporting customers and building relationships with new channel partners.

“We’re fortunate that Expel’s reputation has preceded us formally entering the EMEA market, as we already have a strong contingent of customers in the region,” said Dave Merkel, CEO and co-founder of Expel. “Building a strong regional team and partner network will help us better serve our existing and prospective EMEA customers.

“Chris’ industry experience and history of business development success makes him uniquely qualified to tackle this task, and we’re excited to have him aboard.”

Waynforth brings over 20 years of experience in cyber security from sales and leadership positions at Imperva, New Relic, Splunk, Identiv and RSA, among others.

“Expel has proven itself to be very effective at providing the mix of people, processes and technologies that help protect customers and remediate issues within minutes. I look forward to building an impactful international presence,” said Waynforth.

Expel offers managed detection and response (MDR), remediation, phishing support and threat hunting. The Expel Workbench platform enables customers to choose how they run their security operations, whether that’s following along with live investigations, or receiving alerts at every step from when an investigation starts until it’s done.

“This unmatched transparency means customers always know what’s happening in their investigations into incidents like business email compromise (BEC), business application compromise (BAC), phishing, ransomware, cryptojacking, and supply chain attacks, to name but a few.

“This allows security operations centre (SOC) teams to dedicate their time to strategic security priorities rather than sifting through alerts,” says Expel.

Customers currently include Esri UK, The Economist Group and Virgin Atlantic.