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Perimeter 81 Announces Bob Kilbride as Vice President of Channels

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Former Channels Executive at CloudHealth by VMware brings channel sales experience and expertise 

Tel Aviv, Israel — February 22, 2021Perimeter 81, a leading Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Network as a Service provider, announced today that industry channels sales veteran Bob Kilbride has joined the company as Vice President of Channels. In this role, Kilbride will lead the Perimeter 81’s Channel strategy and programs. 

Prior to joining Perimeter 81, Kilbride was responsible for leading global channel sales strategy and execution for CloudHealth by VMware. In this role, he and his team were focused on building a market-leading managed service provider community that leveraged the CloudHealth platform to offer leading cloud management services.

Kilbride brings to Perimeter 81 more than 25 years of experience as a successful software and solutions sales professional, extensive partner management experience in the IT industry and a strong record of building and driving business through and with partners. In 2019, he was named one of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs.

“Bob is a prominent addition to the Perimeter 81’s executive team, bringing years of channel and sales experience in network security,” says Amit Bareket, CEO and Co-founder of Perimeter 81. “In 2021, we plan to invest considerable resources into rapidly expanding our channel sales arm and significantly growing business among existing and new channel partners. We are delighted to have Bob, a proven channel leader, coming on board to spearhead these efforts.”

Kilbride looks forward to joining Perimeter 81 given the accelerated growth and demand among businesses to securely connect their distributed workforces to their company’s networks. The company plans to launch a best-in-class partner program and exponentially expand its global channel footprint in 2021.

Perimeter 81’s industry-leading platform is solving this challenge and provides organizations of all sizes the right networking and security requirements within a unified cloud-based platform,” says Kilbride. “A robust, services-focused partner ecosystem will be crucial to our success and I am looking forward to building on Perimeter 81’s current channel program to drive deeper partner engagement and successful collaboration in our go-to-market efforts.”

About Perimeter 81

Perimeter 81 is a leading Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) provider that has taken the outdated, complex and hardware-based network security technologies, and transformed them into one unified, scalable and easy-to-use software solution — simplifying secure access for the modern and distributed workforce. Founded by two IDF elite intelligence unit alumni and serial entrepreneurs, CEO Amit Bareket and CPO Sagi Gidali, Perimeter 81 is headquartered in Tel Aviv, the heart of the startup nation, and has offices in New York and California. Perimeter 81’s clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations across a variety of sectors, and our partners are among the world’s foremost integrators, managed service providers and channel resellers. To learn more visit www.perimeter81.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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