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Damballa Adds Leadership in Asia Pacific & Japan Region

Damballa, the experts in advanced threat protection and containment, today announced the appointment of Daniel Schneersohn as Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region.

Schneersohn has more than 20 years of IT experience with APJ multinational corporations and local startups. He is skilled at establishing and leading businesses across multiple Asian countries including Japan, with primary responsibilities focused on revenue growth.

“We continue to see strong demand for Damballa’s technology in high-growth markets where financial and politically-motivated threats are translating into increased security budgets,” explained David Scholtz, CEO of Damballa. “With APJ security spending projected to outpace the rest of the world over the next several years1, we want to equip channel partners with security offerings that go beyond prevention. Daniel’s leadership and experience in the region will enable to help more enterprises, communications service providers and public sector institutions build their advanced threat protection capabilities.”

As a business leader, Schneersohn most recently served as founder and managing director of Chez Patrick Group Limited, an independent French restaurant group. Prior to that he was the founder and CEO of Realease Limited, a designer and producer of Internet tablets.

Schneersohn has also spent more than a decade in the security industry, serving in sales and leadership roles at Astaro Corporation (now part of Sophos), NetScreen Technologies (acquired by Juniper Networks) and Symantec Corporation. His experience with these companies includes company expansions in the APAC market, channel partner program development, and customer relationship management.

Damballa’s decision to increase its presence in the APJ market can be attributed to the projected increase in security spending and strong ongoing demand for the company’s products from existing local partners.

“The APAC region is more likely to be attacked than any other region in the world, whether that is due to the concentration of intellectual property in the region or the competitiveness of the economy in general,” said Schneersohn. “The sooner you identify an active threat with absolute certainty, the sooner it can be stopped, and damage can be minimized. That is what makes Damballa’s advanced threat technology so compelling to enterprises, communications providers and government agencies. I’m excited to be joining the Damballa leadership team and look forward to helping APAC enterprises prevent loss of their data, intellectual property, finances and reputation due to cyber-security breaches.”

As part of the company’s expanded presence in the market, Damballa CTO, Brian Foster will be presenting at the upcoming RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan Conference taking place July 22–23 in Singapore. Foster will present, “Learning Malware Languages: Fun with Dick and Jane’s Malware” on July 23 from 11:55 am – 12:40 pm.

About Damballa

As the experts in advanced threat protection and containment, Damballa discovers active threats that bypass all security prevention layers. Damballa identifies evidence of malicious network traffic in real time, rapidly pinpointing the compromised devices that represent the highest risk to a business. Our patented solutions leverage Big Data from the industry's broadest data set of consumer and enterprise network traffic, combined with machine learning, to automatically discover and terminate criminal activity, stopping data theft, minimizing business disruption, and reducing the time to response and remediation. Damballa protects any device or OS including PCs, Macs, Unix, iOS, Android, and embedded systems. Damballa protects more than 400 million endpoints globally at enterprises in every major market and for the world's largest ISP and telecommunications providers. For more information, visit www.damballa.com, or follow us on Twitter @DamballaInc.

1 Gartner: Forecast: Information Security, Worldwide, 2012-2018, 1Q14 Update, 20 May 2014

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