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Zscaler shows APAC commitment through new senior marketing manager hire
Wed, 14th Sep 2016
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Zscaler is growing, and so is its team, with the announcement that Chris Stephens will now become the company's senior marketing manager for the Asia Pacific region.

Zscaler, a cloud security provider, appointed Stephens for his 20 years experience in the IT industry, and his deep knowledge in marketing and cybersecurity. The company states that the appointment demonstrates its commitment to the Asia Pacific region.

“Asia Pacific is a strategic component of our global vision and a key region for growth. We are delighted to have a marketing manager with the experience and market understanding that Chris has to help drive our business forward in key markets," says Scott Robertson, vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan at Zscaler.

Stephens will be based in Sydney and will be responsible for increasing brand awareness, managing alliance and partner marketing, and developing strategies with customers to secure, simplify and transform security infrastructures.

"As companies in all industry sectors grapple with cloud cyber security challenges, Chris' recent experience is highly prized. We look forward to having his skills and expertise on board which will enable us to strategically engage with our customers and partners as well as support our ongoing market expansion both in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia," Robertson continues.

Stephens was previously marketing manager for Macquarie Government, a cybersecurity and government cloud provider for Australian agencies. He delivered data center, cloud and cybersecurity solutions and brand awareness for Australian public sector organisations.

Stephens has also worked with Cisco in the UK and Australia in senior roles that dealt with product and solutions marketing, business development and partner enablement.

Stephens also gained significant experience at 3Com, including business development manager for EMEA and product marketing manager APAC. He has also held a marketing director position at Anite, which is now part of Keysight Technologies.

Zscaler processes more than 25 billion transactions per day worldwide and blocks more than 100 million malicious threats per day across its 100 data centers and security software.

The company provides services for 50 of the Fortune 500 organisations. It was also positioned as a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Secure Web Gateways. Its services include internet security, next-generation firewall, SSL inspection, data loss protection, sandboxing, policy management and threat intelligence.