SEATTLE, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CENTRI, a provider of enterprise data protection solutions, today announced that the company is expanding its executive leadership team with the appointment of Grant Asplund as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Mr. Asplund will be responsible for the company's global enterprise sales and channel strategies. Mr. Asplund brings over 30 years of experience as a sales executive, technology evangelist and market builder in the enterprise security software industry.
"The world of security has shifted dramatically from the network and now to the Cloud, mobile devices and the Internet of Things. The real focus going forward will be on protecting an organization's data," said Mr. Asplund. "The opportunity to join a company with game-changing software technology that fills those needs is exciting. I look forward to working with the fantastic team at CENTRI and to expand the impact of our platform to enterprises, governments and technology providers."
Prior to joining CENTRI, Mr. Asplund was Director of Evangelism for Blue Coat Systems, Inc. for several years and most recently was named Account Manager, where he managed several fortune 1000 accounts. Prior to that he was Head of Market Development and Sales for Altor Networks which was acquired by Juniper Networks. Before joining Altor Networks, he was Vice President, Enterprise Sales for Neustar. Earlier, he was president and CEO of MetaInfo and successfully sold the company to Neustar. Mr. Asplund was the worldwide Senior Product Evangelist for Check Point, which he joined after the company acquired MetaInfo in 1998.
"Grant brings decades of experience and expertise to the leadership team," said Vaughan Emery, CEO and President of CENTRI. "As one of the industry's few software-only, full lifecycle data protection providers, we always strive to innovate in order to secure our customer's data. Grant's addition will help to ensure that we meet the growing demand for our unique platform in a world going through a major digital transformation."
CENTRI provides next generation data encryption and optimization solutions for the connected world. Our technology helps organizations secure what matters most – their data – by seamlessly integrating into their existing applications and services in the cloud, data centers or mobile devices and the Internet of Things. Enterprises and governments rely on CENTRI to seamlessly protect the full lifecycle of their data – on the endpoint, in transit and in storage. For more information visit: centritechnology.com.
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