NetWitness Appoints Abdullah ALSaadoun as Regional Manager for Saudi Arabia & the Gulf Cooperation Council
Cybersecurity and Data Infrastructure Veteran Promoted to Help Enterprises Bolster Their Threat Detection and Response Capabilities
BEDFORD, MA – January 30, 2022 – NetWitness, an RSA business, and globally trusted provider of cybersecurity technologies and incident response services, today announced that it has appointed Abdullah ALSaadoun as Regional Manager for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a critical region for NetWitness.
“Abdullah has proven time and time again that his singular focus is on our customers and helping them gain the threat detection and response capabilities they require to keep their enterprises safe from constantly evolving threats,” said Martin Sutherland, General Manager of the Middle East, Turkey and Africa for NetWitness. “His vast experience, knowledge of the market, and the trust he’s earned from customers make him ideally suited to lead NetWitness in KSA and GCC. I’m excited for Abdullah and congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”
“NetWitness highly values and respects our customers and partners located in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. We understand they have unique challenges that are different than other regions and no one understands this market better than Abdullah. He is a true customer advocate and we will continue to invest the full resources of NetWitness to ensure he and his customers are successful in defending their organizations from cyberattacks,” said Dave Govan, Worldwide Head of Sales, Marketing, Customer Support and Professional Services, NetWitness.
Mr. ALSaadoun joined RSA in 2016 and led the public sector market in KSA before managing RSA Operations as Country Manager for KSA & Bahrain. Prior to his role at RSA, Mr. ALSaadoun held various sales roles at international corporations, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Cisco, among others. Mr. ALSaadoun holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dharan, Saudi Arabia.
“With the growth of cybersecurity maturity levels in the region driven by regulations and various cyber threats, our customers keep demanding our support to build advanced, robust, and scalable threat detection and response capabilities. We know firsthand the importance of delivering visibility into critical systems, advanced insights to understand threats and threat actors, and the ability to take strategic action to mitigate these threats,” said Mr. ALSaadoun. “I’m personally thrilled to have the opportunity to work even closer with our customers to improve their cybersecurity capabilities with NetWitness solutions.”
The NetWitness Platform is an evolved SIEM and open XDR platform that enables security teams to detect, understand the full scope of a compromise, and automatically respond to security threats across modern IT infrastructures. The NetWitness Platform collects and analyzes data across all capture points, including logs, network packets, netflow, endpoint, and IoT, on physical, virtual, and cloud computing platforms. It applies threat intelligence and user behavior analytics to detect, prioritize, and investigate threats, and automate response, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of security operations.
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