Kaspersky Lab Appoints Amir Kanaan as Managing Director for META Region

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Published March 14th, 2018 - 09:42 GMT
Amir Kanaan, Managing Director for META Region
Amir Kanaan, Managing Director for META Region

Kaspersky Lab announces the appointment of Amir Kanaan as Managing Director for the META region (Middle East, Turkey and Africa). . Amir is stepping up from his previous role of General Manager for the Middle East and will be handed the responsibilities of Maxim Frolov, the company’s previous Managing Director for the META region, who was recently promoted to Vice President of Global Sales at Kaspersky Lab.

In his new role, which is effective as of the 1st of March 2018, Amir will continue to strategically promote the company’s vision of spreading cybersecurity awareness on a national level across the Middle East. Turkey and Africa. He will look to strengthen the company’s leadership in the region, by promoting Kaspersky Lab’s award winning business and consumer products as well as the company’s threat intelligence services.

Commenting on his recent appointment, Amir Kanaan, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa said: “Being part of a region that is known to be one of the earliest adopters of new technology is exciting because this fast paced transition makes the focus on cybersecurity essential. I’m proud to be part of Kaspersky Lab and I’m excited to work on improving the level of cybersecurity in the META region. Together with our partners we will be constantly helping individuals and organizations to stay safe from the dangers of the cyberworld.”

Earlier this year, Kaspersky Lab announced a 8% YoY growth globally for 2017. The company’s performance was driven by strong results in the regions, in particular META region has shown 31% growth in bookings in 2017[1].  

This growth is contributed to the company’s various initiatives that are aimed at promoting cyber safety as well as to its award-winning solutions and services, aimed at helping consumers and all kinds of businesses to stay protected. The company offers Security Intelligence Services to corporate customers, as well as the comprehensive integrated Kaspersky Endpoint Security platform and a range of specialized, targeted solutions. Among its new offerings are Kaspersky Threat Management and Defense – an advanced cybersecurity platform to protect enterprises from complex threats, and Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 – a solution bringing Next Generation detection technologies for providing enhanced protection for Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365.

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Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company, which has been operating in the market for over 20 years. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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