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Fortinet appoints new regional head for channel, to be based in Dubai

Fortinet appoints new regional head for channel, to be based in Dubai

Shane Grennan returns to Fortinet after a spell at Cylance

Cybersecurity vendor Fortinet has appointed Shane Grennan as head of its channel operations in the Middle East. Grennan will report to Alain Penel, the regional vice president for the Middle East.

In his role as regional channel director for enterprise and alliance partners, Grennan will direct and oversee the more than 3000 Fortinet partners and alliance community in the region, the company said.

Grennan returns to Fortinet from Cylance where he was the immediate regional director for the UK, Ireland & Emerging (SS Africa, Israel, CEE). Grennan was previously regional sales director for the UK and Ireland at Fortinet.

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The current shift to remote work as a result of Covid-19 has forced new learnings in business agility. Conversely, the new working environment has paved the way for a new wave of advanced cybersecurity threats. Partners are increasingly being relied on by customers across industries to provide simplified, value-added, strategic support, as they increase their investments in cybersecurity.

“I am excited to join Fortinet at a time when channel partners play a key role in helping organisations maintain business continuity,” said Grennan.

“My top priority is to work together with partners to understand their focus and help them transform with Fortinet at a new level. It will deliver a better customer transformation experience and enhance Fortinet’s overall solution and service offering,” he added.

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