Channel Veteran Alex Thurber Joins WatchGuard Technologies as Vice President of Sales New executive oversees Americas and EMEA sales teams, offering channel expertise from Tripwire, McAfee and Cisco

SEATTLE, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, announced today that Alex Thurber has joined the executive team as vice president of sales for the Americas and EMEA regions.  In this role, Thurber will lead teams across the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America for the company, which recently reported its highest quarterly billings in history.

Thurber brings a wealth of sales expertise and channel experience to WatchGuard. Most recently, Thurber served as vice president of worldwide sales at Tripwire, where he was instrumental in building and managing both channel and corporate sales organizations and initiatives. Prior to Tripwire, he was senior vice president of worldwide channels at McAfee, responsible for all aspects of commercial and SMB channel sales. Thurber also gained extensive experience at Cisco, fulfilling roles as the managing director in Japan as well as senior director of channels, where he developed and led go-to-market channel strategies.

"As a company with 100 percent channel distribution, our channel partners are core to our success," said Joe Wang, CEO of WatchGuard. "We're thrilled to bring Alex's deep understanding of channel sales and reputation for building powerful customer relationships together with our sales team, and continue to drive growth and success for both WatchGuard and our partners."  

To learn more about WatchGuard's solutions and how to purchase, please visit the WatchGuard website: http://watchguard.com/

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been a global leader of business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-in-Class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of Smart Firewalls provides smart security through seamless integration of multiple security services; smart management by providing a single console for deploying and maintaining services; and smart performance to ensure that customers of all sizes can securely operate at the pace of business. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.

WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

Contacts:

Kerry Desberg
WatchGuard Technologies
(206) 613-3760
Kerry.Desberg@watchguard.com

Jeremy Bartram
Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications
(206) 264-0246
jbartram@rhstrategic.com

SOURCE WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.



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