Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Offshore demand drives new senior manager appointments

Strong offshore demand for locally hosted cloud email solutions drives new SMX senior manager appointments


Auckland, New Zealand. 15 May 2013. New Zealand-owned cloud email security and hosting company SMX Limited has made senior country manager appointments in Australia and Japan, and opened offices in Sydney and Melbourne.

SMX’s vice president of global sales, Tiaan Blaauw, says the issue of data sovereignty is proving a major driver for SMX in Australia and Japan. He says SMX’s local datacenters host and filter emails in country, compared to the Google and Microsoft 365 solutions which involve offshore datacenters.

Former Telstra senior executive Mark Wilson has been appointed SMX country manager, Australia. Yasuyuki Shinmen, the former Japan country manager and Asia Pacific senior director for internet security appliance company Fortinet, has been appointed SMX country manager, Japan.

“Mark Wilson and Yasuyuki Shinmen are both well qualified for their respective country manager positions,” Blaauw says. “During more than ten years at Telstra – most recently as general manager of enterprise and government sales for Victoria – Mark Wilson has developed particular expertise in managed security services delivered via the cloud model. As head of the enterprise and government market for Telstra in New Zealand he was responsible for Telstra’s DMZ Global business unit, managing a sales team selling a full range of outsourced managed security products.

“Yasuyuki Shinmen joins SMX after a strong performance at internet security appliance company Fortinet where he was successful in almost doubling Fortinet’s installed base over a three-year period. A fluent English speaker, Shinmen has also held the country manager position at Nokia’s enterprise division, and marketing and technical positions at NEC, Lucent Technologies/Avaya, TopLayer Networks and Allied Telesis.”

The appointments follow major wins for SMX in both Australia and Japan, Blaauw says. In Australia SMX is the cloud email solution used by Fujitsu Cloud Services. Earlier this year SMX signed Mitsui Group – Japan’s second largest company – as a reseller and distributor of SMX’s Cloud Email Security Suite through Mitsui’s specialist IT security division, Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions Inc.

Ends.

________________________________________

About SMX Limited
SMX is a technology leader in email security and hosting delivered via the cloud model. The company’s SMX Cloud Email Security Suite provides a fully-hosted, enterprise-grade business email service with highly sophisticated data loss prevention features, as well as local in-country hosting delivering 99.999 percent clean email, with 100 percent email server availability. SMX has an expanding blue chip list of over 200 resellers and market partners throughout the Asia Pacific region with managed sites across New Zealand, Australia, India and Japan. Major local and international market partners include Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand, Revera and CCL in New Zealand, CMC in India (a subsidiary of the giant Tata Group), and in Japan, Mitsui and KVH. SMX is a privately-owned company based in Auckland, New Zealand with sales and support staff on the ground in Australia and Japan.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

ICT Innovation: Six NZ Finalists In World Summit Awards

The awards are a global showcase of 40 projects, across eight categories, with a special emphasis on those which show the benefits of information and communication technology for the development of communities. New Zealand has finalists in six of the eight categories. More>>

ALSO:

Final Frontier: Rocket Lab And NASA Sign Commercial Space Launch Agreement

Rocket Lab has signed a Commercial Space Launch Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The agreement enables Rocket Lab to use NASA resources - including personnel, facilities and equipment - for launch and reentry efforts. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Wheeler Downplays Scope For ‘Large’ Rates Fall

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says some market commentators are predicting further declines in interest rates that would only make sense for an economy in recession, although some easing is likely to be needed to maintain New Zealand’s economic growth. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha Dam: Consent Conditions Could Mean Reduced Intensity

Legal advice sought by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council on the Ruataniwha Dam consent conditions has confirmed that farmers who sign up to take water from the dam could be required to reduce the intensity of their farming operation to meet the catchment’s strict nitrogen limit. More>>

Health And Safety: Bill Now Sees Rules Relaxed For Small Businesses

Health and safety law reform sparked by the Pike River coalmine disaster has been reported back from the industrial relations select committee with weakened requirements on small businesses to appoint health and safety representatives and committees. More>>

ALSO:

Bearing Fruit: Annual Fruit Exports Hit $2 Billion For First Time

The value of fruit exported rose 20 percent (up $330 million) for the June 2015 year when compared with the year ended June 2014. Both higher prices and a greater quantity of exports (up 9.0 percent) contributed to the overall rise. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news