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Channel focus with new regional MD for Check Point Software

09 Feb 16

Security vendor Check Point Software has appointed a new regional managing director for Australia and New Zealand, the company announced today.

Based in Sydney, David De Laine is tasked with driving Check Point Software’s business forward across the region, as well as further supporting the company’s channel network partner community.

De Laine joins Check Point Software from Clearwsift Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the management and development of the ANZ sales organization, as well as supporting the company’s channel partner network.

“We’re very excited to welcome David to Check Point Software, and believe that with his skills and significant expertise he will continue to deliver customer success for our solutions across Australia and New Zealand, and within the channel,” says Steve McWhirter, vice president - Asia, Middle East and Africa, Check Point Software. 

“David has a proven track record in sales and business development within IT security and will be a real asset to Check Point as we continue to protect private and public organisations from cyber-attacks,” McWhirter says.

De Laine also held roles at Intel Security, Veda Advantage, Mercury, IBM and HP Software.

“I am very much looking forward to working with Check Point Software in building on our already impressive customer base, and working to develop the existing channel strategy,” De Laine says.

 “Security attacks come in all shapes and sizes, and regardless of the size or complexity of the attack, the downtime associated with an attack can result in significant revenue losses,” he says.

“ I’ll be working closely with the sales teams and our partners to deliver Check Point’s first class solutions to business across Australia and New Zealand.”

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