Trellix, the cybersecurity company delivering the future of Extended Detection and Response (XDR), has appointed Khaled Alateeq as Head of Sales for the Middle East, a strategic growth market for Trellix in EMEA.
“Trellix’s long-term commitment to the Middle East is well established,” said Fabien Rech, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Trellix. “We are now strengthening this commitment by appointing Khaled Alateeq to his new role. He has first-hand experience with modern threats and the risks they pose to economic growth across the region. Building on Alateeq’s reputation in the market will allow us to continue to have a significant impact on each organization’s ability to protect itself.”
The current threat landscape in the Middle East is dominated by targeted attacks by ransomware groups and nation-states. Trellix’s approach is to provide not only prevention technologies but also detection and remediation solutions to address the complexities of modern attack campaigns. Trellix is also active in helping organizations recover safely when their business operations are compromised.
Alateeq’s focus will be on securing the ambitious digital transformation journeys of private and public enterprises amid emerging threat landscapes. His team’s primary submarkets will be the GCC, Levant and Egypt, where Trellix does business directly or through channel partners.
Current customers include those involved in the delivery and maintenance of critical infrastructure, as well as governments and large corporations.
“We go wherever cybersecurity is most concerned,” Alateeq said. “We are expanding rapidly in the mid-range market with our XDR product because we are seeing such an expansion of the attack surface in this segment, exacerbated by the lack of protection against advanced attacks. This is exactly what XDR is for . Our platform-based approach detects advanced attacks by leveraging artificial intelligence and providing managed services through our partners as needed.”
Alateeq is a veteran of the cyber security industry with over 13 years of experience. He holds a double master’s degree in management information systems and enterprise security management. His past experience in a number of roles in business and information technology has given him a broad perspective on the intersection between business operations, IT and cybersecurity, and a clear understanding of digitization, government processes and business initiatives of enterprises and how to deal with them Cyberthreats challenge these areas.
“I’ve spent many years working on the front lines of global cyber warfare in Saudi Arabia, watching the attack surface expand and helping businesses repel adversaries,” Alateeq added. “It’s been clear to me for some time that if we’re going to defeat threat actors, We have to change the way we do. That’s why I’m excited to join Trellix. Its vision of building a life security model through the core pillars of XDR brings to organizations in the region who find themselves under daily siege by ransomware gangs and state-backed actors A silver lining. Trellix’s mission is to make these organizations more agile and ready for the battles of the future—a fight I’m now proud to join as part of the Trellix family.” — trade arab news agency