SECUDE appoints new Sales head for Europe, Middle East & Asia; Streamlines organization structure in sync with market outreach plans
Lucerne, 1 June 2017: SECUDE, SAP partner and leading data security provider specializing in security for SAP software, today announced the appointment of Mr. Andreas Opfer as Managing Director and Head of Sales for Europe, Middle East, and Asia (EMEA). He would be reporting directly to the Chairman of SECUDE AG, Dr. Heiner Kromer.
Andreas brings with him over 20 years of core sales experience, many of which have been focussed on SAP. He also has in-depth management leadership experience spanning leading international brands such as Xerox.
The appointment of Andreas to this crucial position comes at the right juncture as SECUDE revamps its organizational structure. SECUDE is merging the management of its headquarters at Lucerne (Switzerland) with the Walldorf office (Germany) to streamline EMEA operations, enable better integration and faster decision making, reach out to new customers and better support existing ones. This move also reflects positive developments in the global market since the roll out of the new and innovative HALOCORE technology 18 months ago.
“These are exciting times. With increasing instances of data breaches, and with the onset of powerful regulations, such as GDPR, naturally coming in to play, SECUDE and HALOCORE are well poised to add critical incremental value to an otherwise robust SAP data security paradigm. With a healthy mix of partner-based relationships and direct sales, SECUDE will be seeing a rapid expansion of logos. We are already in talks with a few major organizations in the DACH region and elsewhere. Going forward, I plan to replicate this in Asia and the Middle East too,” states Andreas.
“Bolstered by a robust technical team and with deep understanding of SAP technology and business processes, Andreas is set to support customers’ data security agenda in line with their digital transformation roadmap,” states Dr. Heiner Kromer, Chairman SECUDE AG.
At this juncture, SECUDE would like to reiterate the special partnership the company has with Microsoft in data security. While HALOCORE is focused on business processes, the encryption side of the solution is deployed in close partnership with Microsoft Information Rights Management. HALOCORE complements users’ GDPR compliance initiatives by enhancing SAP’s security layers.
SECUDE is an established global security solutions provider offering innovative IT data protection for SAP users.
Founded as a joint venture between SAP and Fraunhofer Institute in 1996, SECUDE maintained a close SAP technology partnership and became a reliable resource for security solutions for the SAP market with ‘Single Sign-On’ for SAP, which was acquired by SAP in 2011. With a focus on making business process for data protection efficient and automated with little or no user interference, SECUDE’s goal is to provide ease of use while minimizing cost of rollout and operations.
Leveraging its 20-plus years of experience in SAP security and business process know-how in protecting enterprise IP and data, SECUDE launched HALOCORE® as a holistic approach to protect SAP data exports.
SECUDE’s solutions are trusted by many Fortune 500 and DAX listed companies. With branches in Europe, North America and Asia, SECUDE supports customers with the implementation of IT security strategies through a global network. For more information, visit www.secude.com
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