Former Symantec/Blue Coat Executive to Lead Sales Across Key Markets
LOS ANGELES – June 21, 2017 – Gurucul, a market leader in advanced security intelligence and analytics, user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and identity analytics (IdA) for on-premises and the cloud, today announced it is expanding operations in Asia Pacific to meet increasing demand for its products. The company has appointed Sandeep Puri, former head of sales at Symantec/Blue Coat, to lead its go to market in the India region. Gurucul has several customer deployments in India and surrounding countries.
“Sandeep Puri is a proven security industry sales leader with strong relationships in the enterprise market and among systems integrators throughout India and Southeast Asia,” said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. “His leadership and experience in helping customers successfully adopt innovative security products in the fast growing APAC cyber security market will ensure that Gurucul capitalizes on burgeoning demand in the region.”
Worldwide, compromised identities are the leading cause of data breaches. The recently released 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) found that a whopping 81% of hacking-related breaches use either stolen and/or weak passwords making identity a core issue of modern threats. Gurucul is seeing a significant increase in RFI/RFPs and proofs of concept in India and Southeast Asia among organizations that want to implement continuous adaptive risk and threat assessment using machine learning and big data. The company has offices in Pune, India and will expand its presence in the region, including additional sales and services staff and infrastructure.
“It’s an exciting time to join Gurucul, which is the Advanced Security Analytics and UEBA-IdA leader. The company’s mature product addresses three of the most challenging aspects of IT and information security — insider threats, account compromise and privilege abuse,” said Sandeep Puri. “Gurucul already has traction in India among enterprise customers and strong relationships with major information technology services companies. I look forward to extending Gurucul’s footprint in the region.”
Sandeep Puri has more than 20 years of experience in business development, channels and sales management in India. Most recently, Sandeep was head of enterprise sales for India and SAARC at Symantec/Blue Coat Systems. Previously, he was business head of India North and West for X-IO Technologies, a provider of advanced data storage and edge computing systems. Sandeep has also managed storage and networking product lines for IBM in India.
About Gurucul Risk Analytics
Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA) is a multi-use UEBA, Identity Analytics, and Cloud Security Analytics platform with an open architecture that supports a choice of big data for scale, the ability to ingest virtually any dataset and includes configurable prepackaged analytics. In addition, Gurucul STUDIO enables customers to create custom machine learning models to meet unique requirements without coding and minimal data science knowledge. Gurucul Risk Analytics ingests and analyzes huge volumes of data generated when users and machines access and interact with business applications, in both the data center and the cloud, to generate risk scores, identify security threats and prevent data breaches. The Gurucul GRA platform has been successfully deployed by government agencies and Global Fortune 500 companies seeking closed loop adaptive risk response.
Gurucul is changing the way enterprises protect themselves against insider threats, account compromise and data exfiltration on-premises and in the cloud. The company’s security intelligence and analytics technology uses machine learning anomaly detection and predictive risk-scoring algorithms to reduce the attack surface for accounts, unnecessary access rights and privileges, and to identify, predict and prevent breaches. Gurucul technology is used globally by organizations to detect insider threats, cyber fraud, IP theft, external attacks and more. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit gurucul.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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