Forcepoint Appoints Global Channel Boss

Forcepoint announced it has appointed former VMware global channel boss Pareg Patel as its SVP of global channel sales.

The cybersecurity secure access service edge (SASE) vendor said Patel will be asked to oversee new strategic investments in its channel to transform partner ecosystem.

Forcepoint chief revenue officer, John DiLullo, cited Patel’s 14-year run at VMware, helping annual sales grow from approximately $250 million to more than $8 billion.

“We are committed to building a robust, global partner ecosystem for the delivery of cybersecurity solutions that protect critical enterprise data and IP; including partnerships focused on data-first risk-based solutions,” DiLullo said. “Our products and our partners are critical fuel for this effort. Parag is a superlative channels leader and an experienced architect of programs that will excite, invigorate and accelerate our partners’ and Forcepoint’s mutual success.”

Patel said, “I understand the critical role partners play in customer adoption and satisfaction. From distributors to solution providers and systems integrators, MSPs, cloud partners, OEMs and technology alliances, we plan to harness the value of a broad ecosystem to make the enterprise as secure as possible.”