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Trend Micro appoints new regional VP

Ihab Moawad intends to bolster cloud security, increase channel profitability

Trend Micro appoints new regional VP
Moawad: Today’s attacks are financially motivated, and we are here to help our customers better protect themselves.

Security specialist Trend Micro Inc today announced the appointment of Ihab Moawad to the role of regional vice president, Middle East, Africa and Mediterranean, with immediate effect.

Moawad joins Trend Micro at a time when cloud security and consumerisation are a major concern for IT managers across the Middle East.

"In 2013, IT managers here will have to deal with the highest level of targeted attacks the region has ever witnessed," he said.

"Today's attacks are financially motivated, and we are here to help our customers better protect themselves. I also believe that Trend Micro's offerings will help customers, embrace private, public, and hybrid cloud computing more holistically."

In the shifting threat landscape, where goals of damage and mischief are giving way to new so-called advanced persistent threats (APT), Moawad insisted that the rapid expansion of new cloud technology in the Gulf region will not be accompanied by a parallel growth in cybercrime.

Trend Micro's channel ecosystem will also be a top priority for Moawad. The company said Trend partners can "look forward to increased focus on establishing and building long-term relationships, streamlined communication, and increased profitability".

Moawad steps into the role with more than 22 years of international experience in the IT and Telecom industry, according to Trend Micro.

"Moawad joins a very strong Trend Micro team, already boasting a robust market presence," said Wael Mohamed, executive vice president Corporate Strategy and Global Field Operations at Trend Micro.

"I am pleased to have someone with Moawad's experience, who I know will further ensure continued success for Trend Micro in this important market."

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