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Exclusive Networks expands its Netskope footprint

Exclusive Networks expands its Netskope footprint

Exclusive Networks has expanded its distribution agreement with SASE (secure access service edge) player Netskope, enabling more resellers to get access to the vendor's cloud security services across Europe.

Exclusive was already handling the technology in the Iberia and UK and Ireland regions, and the agreement has now been expanded to France and Italy and the DACH, Benelux and Scandinavian regions and parts of Eastern Europe.

Michael Herman, vice president for EMEA and LATAM alliances and channels at Netskope, who joined the firm this April, said: “After considering a number of distribution and go-to-market options in EMEA, Exclusive Networks was the obvious choice because of the team’s knowledge of the fast growing cloud security market. Its expertise in technology, professional services capabilities and support options come together with innovative financing, and the consumption models that customers and partners expect from a next generation security partnership.

"Exclusive's reseller network reaches deep into the region which will accelerate our go-to-market plans, powering our growth across the region,” said Herman.

“We have seen significant demand for Netskope from our partner community across the region,” added Gerard Allison, senior vice president for EMEA at Exclusive Networks. “Netskope has one of the most complete SASE and Zero Trust platforms in a growing market. This opportunity is exactly what our partners want us to help them capitalise on, Netskope is a key component in our SASE offering.”

Netskope recently attracted $300m in new funding, achieving a post-money valuation of $7.5 billion. In August, it hired Raphaël Bosquet as senior vice president for EMEA and LATAM.