Wednesday, 3rd March 2021

WALLIX appoints Kristine Kirchner as Vice President of Channel EMEA

WALLIX has appointed Kristine Kirchner as Vice President of Channel in EMEA. Kirchner was previously responsible for the business development of WALLIX's Trustelem IDaas offering and will now be leading the 15-strong EMEA channel team, with the goal to grow and support partners across the region.

Kirchner's mission is to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the Business Partner Program throughout the EMEA region, and to accelerate development in key sectors including industry, healthcare, and financial services, particularly through partners specialising in operational technology (OT) and Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP). With a growing focus on OT, a critical part of Kirchner's role will be to increase strategic alliances within this space as WALLIX sets to strengthening its links with major integrators globally. Kirchner will also be driving momentum in the SME market and working closely with MSSPs to help partners offer leading cyber security services.

In addition, WALLIX recently announced new enhancements to its Business Partner Programme. These will strengthen its presence within existing territories and Kirchner will be responsible for supporting this commitment across EMEA, working closely with the channel.

Jean-Noël de Galzain, founder & CEO of WALLIX commented, "The appointment of Kristine Kirchner as VP Channel EMEA marks our commitment to focus on the DNA of our model, namely the relationship with partners. Together with her team, we plan to expand our partner program to include Industrial Cybersecurity specialists (OT) and Managed and Hosted Service Providers (MSSPs). This will enable us to strengthen our presence in sectors where cybersecurity issues are more essential than ever. Together we will also make cybersecurity more accessible to medium-sized organizations and SMEs."

Kristine Kirchner, VP EMEA Channel at WALLIX commented, "Our Business Partner Program has the ambition to strengthen itself locally, to be as close as possible to the needs of each market, while relying on a strong global development strategy. My role will be to ensure this coordination at the global level in order to succeed in transposing local success models to the international level, with objectives by sector from now on."

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