Armor Outpaces Industry, Expands Physical Footprint to Silicon Valley

April 20, 2016

Significant growth planned with investment in local product development, sales talent

RICHARDSON, TEXAS – April 20, 2016Armor, the leader in active cyber defense, today announced the opening of a new office in Santa Clara, Calif., to further drive the company’s growth while continuing to educate the market regarding Armor’s innovative secure cloud solutions.

Led by Vatsal Sonecha, senior vice president of product management and business development, the Silicon Valley office will recruit cybersecurity talent to drive additional business in the region and forge new technology partnerships.

Armor’s presence in the Bay Area presents an opportunity to share its visionary managed security strategy with both established vendors and startups that are the heart of today’s technological innovation.

Armor’s new office, located in the Techmart building, provides the Dallas-based security provider with access to one of the highest concentrations of cybersecurity talent and disruptive technology the nation has to offer.

Armor will intensify its recruitment of software engineers and security operations specialists to serve the company’s diverse clientele, and expand operations as the company continues to experience rapid growth. In addition to recruiting new cybersecurity talent, Armor plans to hire top local sales talent to tap new markets in the region.

In July 2015, the U.S. State of Cybercrime report revealed that 79 percent of participating U.S. executives and security experts detected a security incident in their organization during the preceding 12 months. Organizations in the Bay Area and beyond should focus their time and resources on continuously building solutions and applications that will change the face of business, rather than constantly worrying about looming cyber attacks.

With the proliferation of attacks and a severe deficit in qualified cybersecurity professionals in the job market, organizations are opting for managed security services as a way to shift resources from security to research and development, according to a study by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

The opening of Armor’s Silicon Valley office continues the organization’s recent business momentum in the cybersecurity sector. As the result of expanded offerings in 2015, including the introduction of Armor Anywhere, the Silicon Valley office will be a driver in expanding upon the 250 new customers Armor welcomed in the past year. In keeping pace with its business growth, Armor looks to increase staff beyond the 24 percent it added to product development, engineering and sales in 2015. 

Quotes

Jared Day, President | Armor
“Armor’s Silicon Valley office will enable our company to reach previously untapped resources essential to growth and technology development. Boasting one of the richest locations for cybersecurity talent, local recruitment in Santa Clara and adjacent cities will strengthen our organization and provide better managed security and cloud hosting services, as well as greater opportunity for strategic technology partnerships.”

Geoff Waters, Vice President, Service Provider Channel | VMware
“VMware has worked with Armor for three years, and during that time, Armor has not only adopted VMware NSX network virtualization as the underlying platform for delivering security for its corporate environment, but also have integrated the technology into its managed secure cloud hosting services. VMware is pleased to have Armor as a vCloud Air Network partner, and we congratulate them on their new Silicon Valley office.”

About Armor
The leader in active cyber defense, Armor offers customer-centric security outcomes for retail and eCommerce enterprises, healthcare organizations, payment leaders and financial institutions. Armor protects highly sensitive data for the most security-conscious companies in the world. With its proven cybersecurity approach and proprietary cloud infrastructure built specifically for security, compliance and performance, responsible businesses choose Armor to reduce their risk. For more information, visit armor.com or call 1-844-682-2858.

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