Automated application security company Wallarm has launched in Europe with the hire of former Bugcrowd VP Vlad Nisic as VP of channel sales EMEA. The company has signed a channel partnership with Italy's SeaSky Tech – an IT services provider - and has opened a London office to better serve existing customers in the region.
News of the launch came at this week's KubeCon Europe conference in Barcelona, which is promoting all things Kubernetes, the open source container management services offering. Wallarm delivers Kubernetes-native security for APIs and microservices.
Its Application Security Platform already serves BPC Banking Technologies, Wargaming Group, and Qiwi in the EMEA region, and new channel partner SeaSky Tech will help drive its go-to-market effort in the area. The technology helps protect websites, containerised applications, microservices and APIs in private and public clouds.
Vlad Nisic, new regional channel sales head, previously held positions at Bugcrowd, Dell EMC, Symantec, Orchestria and Guidance Software.
Nisic said: “Founded by a team of white hat security professionals with an in-depth appreciation of the continuing challenges of constant technological evolution, Wallarm has the technology expertise and experience to consistently over-deliver against industry peers.
“I look forward to working with Wallarm and channel partners to ramp up our momentum in EMEA.”
Ivan Novikov, CEO of Wallarm, said: “The EMEA market presents a significant growth opportunity for Wallarm. We’ve now formally established a presence in the region with Vlad leading the charge.
“With more than 25 years of IT and information security sales experience, and bringing a proven record for launching US companies from the ground up in EMEA, Vlad is well positioned to lead our expansion efforts in the region.”
The Wallarm security platform automates application security with application-specific WAF rules and vulnerability security tests. Founded in 2013, Wallarm is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is backed by Toba Capital, Y Сombinator, Partech, Runa Capital and other investors.