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Cherif Sleiman appointed as Infoblox’s VP for EMEA

Sleiman previously managed the company’s Middle East and Africa (MEA) business.

Cherif Sleiman, vice president, EMEA, InfoBlox.
Cherif Sleiman, vice president, EMEA, InfoBlox.

Network control specialist Infoblox has announced the appointment of Cherif Sleiman as vice president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operation.

The new VP previously managed Infoblox's Middle East and Africa (MEA) business, which saw tremendous growth in the areas of DNS security and network control for hybrid clouds.

Commenting on the appointment, Bill McCarthy, EVP of Worldwide Field Operations, shared: "The EMEA region is of strategic importance to Infoblox, so finding the right leadership is critical to our ongoing success."

"Cherif has done a terrific job in leading the Middle East and Africa team over the past two years. During his tenure, he helped significantly grow the regional business while developing a strong partnership model. Under his leadership and given his expertise in security and cloud solutions, I am confident that Infoblox will flourish in the EMEA region."

Bringing over 22 years of experience within the sales, technical and IT business field, Sleiman has worked with a number of high-profile networking and telecommunication tech companies, which include Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks.

 "With the rising number of DDoS attacks and data breaches, DNS Security has become mandatory to ensure safe computing in service provider and enterprise networks," said Sleiman.

"Organisations must realise that ignoring DNS as a threat vector can result in damaging consequences. The recent European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to strengthen data protection and will hold institutions responsible for any data privacy breaches.  Infoblox is uniquely positioned to help organisations comply with GDPR and other data privacy regulations by delivering DNS based security measures."