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NetWitness Appoints Karim Abillama to Lead International Presales Team

Abillama’s Team of Cybersecurity Professionals, Advisors, and Engineers to Help Bolster Threat Detection and Response Capabilities for Customers in EMEA and APJ Regions


BEDFORD, MA – October 6, 2021 – NetWitness, an RSA business (@RSAsecurity), a globally trusted partner for some of the world’s largest and most security sensitive organizations, today announced the appointment of network and security veteran Karim Abillama to lead its International Presales team. Mr. Abillama will oversee cybersecurity professionals, trusted advisors, and engineers across the EMEA and APJ regions, and partner with various internal functions to accelerate the adoption of the NetWitness Platform in international markets.

“I’m thrilled that Karim will be leading our international presales team and leveraging his extensive knowledge of the modern cybersecurity landscape to benefit our enterprise customers. Karim’s experience will be invaluable to enterprises in EMEA and APJ as they work to leverage the threat detection and response solutions at their disposal to mitigate threats wherever they are – whether in the cloud or on-premise, across IoT devices, netflow, logs, packets, endpoints or the network,” said Dave Govan, Chief Revenue Officer of NetWitness. “We live in a world where security threats are changing rapidly, and Karim will help ensure our customers are prepared to face those threats.”

Mr. Abillama has been with RSA for nearly a decade and has held numerous leadership positions within Sales Engineering covering the entire RSA portfolio. He has been instrumental in accelerating the NetWitness innovation agenda in areas like Internet of Things (IoT) security, improving user adoption, and communicating international market needs to the NetWitness product team.

He has spent 15 years in the cybersecurity industry, helping organizations address their challenges in various disciplines, including network and web application security, threat detection and response, and identity and access management. Mr. Abillama holds an MS degree in Network & Systems Security from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon.

“My team and I will partner with organizations to address their cyber challenges, and extend the value of the NetWitness Platform to arm security teams with a robust solution for combatting threats,” says Mr. Abillama. “Equally, we will listen and strengthen ties with customers and partners, to better address current and future needs together. NetWitness is growing and these are exciting times.”

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