Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced the appointment of Tim Murphy as Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. In this senior role, Murphy will be responsible for channel initiatives and driving sales of Arbor’s DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions as the company continues its expansion in the region.
Murphy, who previously worked at Arbor a decade ago, brings 24 years of security technology sales experience in large enterprises and service providers across Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. Previous experience includes General Manager, IT Risk at Southern Cross Protection; Director, Asia Pacific at Tufin; Security Analytics Sales Specialist; Australia & New Zealand for RSA, the security division of EMC as well as executive roles at Earthwave and Cisco.
Arbor Networks has been established in Australia and New Zealand for fifteen years and has gained significant traction with many of the region’s largest network operators, financial services and government entities. Arbor acquired Sydney-based big data security analytics start-up Packetloop in 2013, expanding not only its solution portfolio, but its footprint in Australia. Today, Sydney serves as Arbor’s Advanced Development Centre.
“It is an exciting time for Tim to return to Arbor. He brings the perfect combination of service provider and channel experience across the security industry that will help him make a significant impact for Arbor in Australia and New Zealand,” said Jeff Buhl, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Arbor Networks. “We now have a constantly evolving threat environment with steady increases in attack size and complexity over the past decade. Arbor’s network insights help customers identify, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organisations today. Tim’s extensive business development and sales experience in security technology will enable Arbor to build on this success. We’re excited to have a respected industry leader of Tim’s calibre on board.”
Murphy will be based at NETSCOUT’s Flinders Street offices in Melbourne and will travel regularly to Arbor’s Sydney development centre in Castlereagh Street and its offices in Auckland’s CBD.
“This is an exciting time to be coming back to Arbor as the company has made a real impact in Australia and New Zealand since I left in 2007, particularly its penetration into the enterprise space from its more traditional network provider market. The acquisition of Packetloop and its alliance with Cisco have also significantly expanded its relevance in the market,” said Tim Murphy. “I’m really looking forward to helping Arbor continue its expansion, enabling network operators and enterprises across ANZ to protect their infrastructure from DDoS and the increasing threats that we are all faced with day to day.”
About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that we do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through our ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 300 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organisations.
To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com or follow on Twitter @ArborNetworks. Arbor’s research, analysis and insight is shared via the ASERT blog. For a global data visualisation of DDoS attacks that leverages our ATLAS intelligence, visit the Digital Attack Map, a collaboration with Jigsaw, an incubator within Alphabet, Google’s parent company (NASDAQ: GOOGL).