Tufin Technologies, the market leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management solutions, today announced Robert Civil as Regional Director UK and Ireland, who brings with him over 15 years of IT security leadership and sales experience. Robert has previously held senior positions at Check Point, Sygate, Symantec and most recently at SecureWorks and is adept at driving the growth of company revenues and improving team performance.
Robert arrives at time when Tufin has seen a huge peak in interest for their latest range of products, namely for SecureTrackTM and SecureChangeTM Workflow which help security teams manage change, minimize risks and dramatically reduce manual, repetitive tasks through automation of their networks. Tufin expanded their product range from firewalls to support other devices such as routers and switches on the network, which resulted in a bumper year in 2009 when revenues grew by 45%. Driven by strong regulatory requirements, Tufin has continued to grow throughout 2010 with great impetus across Europe, with new partnerships in Germany, France, Italy and Spain and into Eastern Europe. Tufin has also recently opened a new office in Singapore. These expansion plans align with its high customer satisfaction ratings, market leading position and growing stature as the thought and technology leader of the rapidly emerging Security Lifecycle Management market.
"Recruiting Robert has been a great coupe for us, with many of the Tufin team having had a chance to work with him back in the Check Point days where he shone out and really proved himself in the security space. He has an exceptional pedigree, with tremendous experience and contacts and knows how to cultivate successful relationships," said Ruvi Kitov, CEO of Tufin Technologies. "The UK is a lucrative market for us, and having a regional expert such as Robert is essential to our ongoing success and market leadership. We are expanding our reach in the UK with a stronger, wider partner program and are delighted to add such a top notch player to our team who we know will be able to really cement many of the ongoing relationships that we have already forged."
"Coming to Tufin has been a very easy choice for me, as there is a real demand for their products," said Civil. "It does what it says on the tin and meets the real pain points of IT professionals who are often manually dogged down by having to track rule changes to firewalls and networks. This product automates and analyses these changes and is a dream product to demonstrate as people can immediately see its gains in terms of ease of use, hours of savings in time and money as well as meeting the requirements of the dreaded audit and regulatory compliance forced on most businesses these days."
Apart from building their customer base up to 350 in 2009 to over 550 customers worldwide in 2010, they have recently increased their channel partners from 110 to 160. Additionally, the Company has been shortlisted for numerous awards including the SC Magazine Award, the Network Computing Awards and have also won the Stevie Business award for innovation.