CensorNet has appointed Alex Kurz as its new director of sales engineering. This appointment forms part of the company’s plans to revive the ‘stagnant’ web security market.
Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet, says: “We are excited to have Alex on board. Formerly Trustwave’s technical director for service providers in Europe, he brings with him a wealth of technical knowledge around web and email content security and has well established relationships within the channel, especially the service provider community.”
“In recent years the web security market has been largely commoditised. It’s been all about brand design change rather than developing new product functionality. As it stands, the current market is outdated and ill-equipped to address the needs or complexity of web access and cloud applications,” explains Alex Kurz, Director of Sales Engineering, CensorNet.
“Many traditional web security solutions were developed before the era of cloud applications and have not evolved fast enough to cope with the vast number of cloud applications that we use in business today. Web security as-a-service is the next big story in the content management market and businesses need solutions that befit the environment. To be part of such a great new channel proposition for service providers is a very exciting opportunity. My primary objective will be to strengthen CensorNet’s position within the channel community and drive adoption amongst customers worldwide – and building a strong pre-sales team will be fundamental in achieving this,” continues Kurz.
Kurz will be building CensorNet’s pre-sales engineer team, providing training and support to technically enable its new channel partners. His role will also involve working alongside the product team to drive the next generation of content security solutions.
“Exciting times are ahead for CensorNet. With the upcoming launch of our new web security solution we will be looking to the channel to push out our solution far and wide. Alex will be a vital asset in driving our intensive channel strategy, enhancing product development and strengthening the core management team”, adds Macnair.