21 May 2021
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Cybersecurity company Vectra AI announces Tony Bauman as new country manager for A/NZ

By Ryan Morris-Reade

Cybersecurity company Vectra AI has announced a new country manager for Australia and New Zealand.

The new country manager Tony Bauman will play a key role in building the companies reach across the A/NZ market, as the importance of network detection and response rapidly grow in the two countries business security operations and incident response.
 
Businesses and Government organisations in the A/NZ region are coming under increasing pressure to strengthen security as cyber risks continue to grow. The Australian Government’s most recent budget stated that cybersecurity, safety, and trust are the keystones of Australia’s digital economy, pledging investments that will strengthen cybersecurity defence while also investing in critical digital skills needed to grow and attract more talent to the sector.

“Tony’s extensive experience in Enterprise, Government, and Service Provider market segments, and his ability to scale sales teams and build effective partnerships with the channel community, will further strengthen the growing presence of Vectra in Australia and New Zealand,” says Vectra’s chief revenue officer, Marc Gemassmer. 
 
“We are delighted to have Tony on board to lead our A/NZ business through this critical period of growth. Working closely with our channel partners, we are committed to supporting Government entities and large-scale enterprise organisations across both markets as they ramp up their efforts to mitigate the risk of cyberattack.”

In his new role, Bauman will be responsible for leading the field sales organisation to build on the growth of Vectra AI across the A/NZ market. He will focus on expanding the Vectra customer base in key vertical markets, including finance, Government and critical national infrastructure, and partnering and driving sales via the local A/NZ partner ecosystem.

Gemassmer says Bauman will bring a wealth of experience to the Vectra AI team from his previous role as A/NZ Country Manager of Arista Networks as well as senior roles across both start-up and large tech companies including Citrix, IBM, and Cisco. 
 
“Bauman will continue to work closely with the existing Vectra AI technology partners to deliver best in class security solutions to our customers so that they can reduce complexity and workload for security operations teams.” 

Vectra AI combines data science, machine learning and network behavioural analysis technologies to identify patterns that characterise malicious behaviour within a network. The company was founded in 2010 by Mark Abene, James Harlacher, Marc Rogers, and Ivan Wick. Its headquarters are based in San Jose, California.

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