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Malwarebytes appoints global channels honcho

Malwarebytes appoints global channels honcho

Security vendor Malwarebytes has appointed Brian Thomas as vice president of worldwide MSP and channel programmes.

He will lead the next phase of growth in the programmes, guiding MSP and channel-focused offerings, while accelerating the global build-out of Malwarebytes' channel partner network, said the firm.

He will build on annual 37% YoY MSP partner growth, and will “catalyse even stronger channel and MSP expansion” in the coming fiscal year, added the company.

Thomas brings more than a decade of channel, MSP and distributor leadership experience to the growing channel team at Malwarebytes.

Before Malwarebytes, Thomas was WatchGuard Technologies' regional vice president of US channel sales, where he helped to oversee the integration of WatchGuard Technologies’ and Panda Security's solution portfolio, following Panda’s acquisition. Prior to that, he served as Arista Networks' director of worldwide channel sales.

“Small- and medium-sized businesses face unique challenges that have been underserved by the cyber security industry, which historically has designed products for large enterprises,” said Thomas. “Malwarebytes is in a perfect position to serve the needs of these organisations through our partnerships with MSPs and our robust platform of security solutions.”