ANN ARBOR, Mich. and LONDON, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Duo Security, a cloud-based access security provider protecting both the world's largest and fastest-growing companies, today announced the opening of a Central London office as part of its expansion in EMEA.
Heading up operations for the region is Henry Seddon who has been appointed as VP of EMEA. Seddon brings a wealth of industry experience and expertise, from a career in technology spanning twenty years. He will drive the overall go-to-market strategy for Duo Security's two factor authentication platform in EMEA. An initial focus will be to build a highly-skilled team for the London office to support Duo Security customers across the region and provide on-the-ground expertise.
With an estimated 95% of breaches occurring as a result of compromised user credentials*, Duo Security provides a cloud-based, secure access platform for organizations who need to ensure that their users are who they say they are in order to protect their corporate networks. Its platform offers effective security that is both easy to deploy and easy to use.
The UK launch is the latest significant milestone for the company which has seen rapid and extensive growth since its launch in 2010. Duo Security now has nearly 300 customers in the UK across a range of industries, including online businesses, retailers, educational institutions, healthcare providers, legal firms, and enterprises — such as the makers of Candy Crush, Facebook, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, FireEye, University of York, Softwire and Yelp.
"This is an exciting time for Duo Security and we're delighted to welcome someone of Henry's caliber to our team, as we build our global presence," said Duo Security CEO, Dug Song. "Henry has a proven track record at companies such as Siemens and QlikTech and his experience will be a huge asset for Duo Security as we focus on growing our footprint across EMEA. There's great potential in this market and we're here to offer customers a fresh approach and a truly innovative solution for access security."
*Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)
About Duo Security
Duo Security is a cloud-based access security provider protecting the world's fastest-growing companies and thousands of organizations worldwide, including Dresser-Rand Group, Etsy, Facebook, K-Swiss, The Men's Wearhouse, NASA, Paramount Pictures, Random House, SuddenLink, Toyota, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Yelp, Zillow, and more. Duo Security's innovative and easy-to-use technology can be quickly deployed to protect users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft and account takeover. Duo Security is backed by Benchmark, Google Ventures, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures and True Ventures. Try it for free at www.duosecurity.com.
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