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Lancope names European sales head

Lancope, a specialist in network visibility and security intelligence has named Ben Todd as sales director for Europe. Prior to joining Lancope, Todd served as an account director at EMC, responsible for managing two large financial services accounts in the UK across EMC’s security, big data, cloud, storage and data protection product lines.

Throughout his 18 year technology sales career, Todd has worked with companies including Cisco, EMC and Touchbase, providing IT and security solutions to major UK and global players in the financial services, hospitality, professional services, legal and media industries. In his new role, he is responsible for growing, managing and developing Lancope’s European sales team, as well as aligning the team’s goals and objectives with other Lancope groups and strategic partners across the globe.

“As countries around the world become more aware of the devastating effects of data breaches, Lancope’s international presence will continue to grow rapidly,” said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. “We expect to experience significant expansion across Europe in 2015, and we look forward to the additional opportunities and sharpened focus that Ben will undoubtedly bring to our sales strategy.”

Previously, Ben Todd spent over seven years at Cisco managing a number of high-profile accounts spanning Cisco’s entire portfolio including security, networking, collaboration and data centre technologies, among others.