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Forescout appoints Wahab Yusoff as regional VP for Asia-Pacific and Japan
Tue, 1st Oct 2019
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Device visibility and control solutions provider Forescout Technologies has announced the appointment of Wahab Yusoff to regional vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).

In this role, Wahab will focus on growing sales, increasing customer adoption and building the partner ecosystem across Australia, Japan, India and Singapore, as well as the fast-growing Southeast Asian region.

Forescout's device visibility and control platform has been adopted in APJ as organisations recognise the need to secure their networks against increased threats that exploit network-connected IoT and operational technology (OT) devices.

The IT and OT convergence adds additional challenges as organisations are now managing increased complexity and vulnerability of previously isolated ICS networks.

“Forescout provides the foundation for any strong cybersecurity strategy to protect the extended enterprise – from campus to data center to cloud and OT environments,” says Wahab.

“Our platform delivers device visibility and control to help organisations reduce risk and orchestrate action through technical integration with leading IT and security solutions.”

Forescout chief revenue officer Steve Redman says, “Wahab is an experienced sales leader, growing sales and investment in Asia for the last few years at Forescout.

“Having served on a number of boards for large enterprises in Singapore, he has a deep understanding of organisations' security risks, and I am thrilled to have him lead us in the APJ region.”

Wahab says, “I am excited to take on this new role and passionate about extending my experience and knowledge across the region.

“Forescout has a wealth of talent with seasoned networking and security experts who understand how to guide our customers and partners through these new IT challenges.”

Wahab is a senior executive with over 30 years' experience across the IT and cybersecurity industry focused on establishing regional sales operations and growth.

He is on the board of Singapore's Changi Airport and EZ-Link, the first large-scale contactless payment system for Singapore's public transit network.

Earlier this year, Forescout updated its OT security platform SilentDefense 4.0, which comes equipped with the Enterprise Command Center (ECC) and ICS Patrol.

The ECC is a software solution and product that aggregates the information coming from multiple SilentDefense Command Centres in a single enterprise dashboard for monitoring global systems health, assets, vulnerabilities and threats.

This will enable enterprise customers to scale their oversight and control over large, multi-network deployment ICS scenarios.

ICS Patrol lets users automate numerous compliance tasks.