Riverbed Announces Promotion of Elie Dib and Mena Migally to Key Leadership Positions

Riverbed®, The Digital Performance Company™, today announced the promotions of two existing leaders to SVP, overseeing the two newly formed divisions of the company in its international markets. Elie Dib is promoted to SVP, Riverbed International for Riverbed’s Digital Networking business; and Conor Molloy to SVP, International for Riverbed’s Aternity division.Both executives will report to Andy Elder, Chief Sales Officer at Riverbed. In lieu of the expansion of Dib’s role to the wider international market, the company has promoted Mena Migally toSenior Director, responsible for leading its sales team in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Migally will continue to report to Elie Dib.

The promotion of Dib and Molloy follows the company’s continued commitment to drive innovation in its Digital Networking business, and the formation of its new Aternity division, focused on capitalising on the tremendous growth and innovation opportunities in Digital Experience Management (DEM). Riverbed’s Digital Networking business, which continues to gain market momentum due to significant advancements in the product portfolio, will continue to focus on innovation and best-in-class services in the company’s SD-WAN portfolio, application acceleration for new consumption models (SaaS, Cloud and Mobile), and Network Performance Management (NPM).

Commenting on the new leadership, Andy Elder, Riverbed’s Chief Sales Officer, said: “Riverbed has two strong and distinct market opportunities – our foundational and leading Digital Networking solutions and our high-growth Digital Experience Management (DEM) software business. As a result, I’m delighted to announce three well-deserved promotions that strengthen the focus of Riverbed’s leadership team in our international markets, as well as in the Middle east and North Africa which remains a high growth region for our company. Given that each of these individuals has a proven track record, I’m confident in their continued success to deliver business performance, drive deeper engagements with our customers and generate new business opportunities for Riverbed.”

Dib, Molloy and Migally will lead their respective sales teams to offer best-in-class solutions, delivering greater focus and deeper expertise in Riverbed’s core offerings, enabling the opportunity for more breakthrough innovations for customers while increasing growth and profitability for the business. Dib has held several roles at Riverbed, including the positions of Managing Director for Middle East, Turkey and North Africa (METNA) and more recently as Regional Vice President for EMEA Emerging Markets. Molloy’s tenure at Riverbed has spanned over six years, initially as UK Sales Director and more recently as Northern Europe Sales Director. Similarly, Migally has also grown rapidly within the organization, having most recently served as Regional Director – Channel, Territory and Telco for Middle East, Turkey and North Africa.

Elie Dib, Riverbed’s newly appointed SVP, Riverbed International, commented, ”With evolved and exciting new use cases for application acceleration (for SaaS, Cloud and Mobile), our leadership position in the Gartner NPM MQ, and our recent SD-WAN partnership with Versa Networks to deliver enterprise-grade SD-WAN, there is a massive opportunity to grow this business and lead in the international markets. This is an exciting time in Riverbed’s growth journey, and I look forward to cementing our position as market leaders.”

Mena Migally who now assumes the position of Senior Director, MENA, at Riverbed said, “Regional organizations of all sizes and areas of business are looking to digital innovations to secure their customer base, gain a competitive advantage and create new revenue streams. As human digital experiences are at the epicentre of these ambitions, Riverbed is ideally positioned to be a key technology partner to MENA enterprises. The relevance and scope of our digital networking portfolio is enabling us to penetrate new customer accounts and market verticals while simultaneously extending ties with our existing customers by building upon our strong install base. I am privileged to lead the regional organization at this exciting phase in our journey.”

Help AG Partners with Proofpoint to Deliver People-Centric Cybersecurity for Middle East Enterprises

While cybersecurity awareness and spending in the Middle East continue to increase, human behaviour remains the weakest link in enterprise security strategies. Recognizing this, Help AG and Proofpoint have entered into partnership to deliver people-centric cybersecurity solutions covering key user-focused threat vectors including email, social media and mobile devices. The new agreement with Proofpoint advances Help AG’s strategy of broadening its cybersecurity managed services offering to include the protection of people, however and wherever they work.

In its recent Human Factor Report, Proofpoint identified that more than 99% of cyberattacks rely on human interaction to work — making individual users a critical line of defence. “Attacks have pivoted from the network to endpoints because social engineering attacks are not only easier to execute, but also more successful, making them highly profitable. The rapidly changing dynamics of the Middle East workforce – with more employees working remotely and on-the-go than ever before – introduces a new set of security complexities and risks. However, this mobility is key to the modern workforce’s ability to excel. That’s why at Help AG, we’re partnering with Proofpoint to adapt cybersecurity to new business requirements, giving organizations the ability to empower their employees without sacrificing protection,” explained Stephan Berner, CEO at Help AG.

This emphasis on securing businesses without imposing restrictions is reflected in the flexibility of Proofpoint’s deployment models. The vendor’s solutions offer the same industry-leading level of protection in both cloud and on-premise environments. As a result, Middle East businesses currently in the critical transition phase can realize their cloud ambitions without introducing risks in the interim. The vendor’s global intelligence platform spans email, social and mobile and collects and analyses more than 100 billion data points a day from more than 100 million email boxes, 200 million social-media accounts, and 7 million mobile apps.

Furthermore, to help its customers protect their people, data and brand, Proofpoint has established technology alliances with leading security vendors which are also long-standing Help AG partners. This gives Help AG the ability to build on its customer relationships by extending on and enhancing their existing investments to deliver truly integrated end-to-end protection. 

As part of its go-to-market strategy with Proofpoint, Help AG will also focus on the company’s security awareness offering. Berner explained that ‘effective security awareness training turns an organization’s end users into a strong last line of defence against cyber-attacks’. To engage users and keep security top-of-mind, Proofpoint offers a growing, continuously updated library of interactive cybersecurity training modules, videos, posters, images, and articles — all with consistent, actionable messaging suitable for global organizations. Help AG has a proven track record as the region’s trusted security advisor and by teaming with Proofpoint on advancing regional security awareness, the company is set to strengthen its position.

“Threat actors are increasingly targeting people, not infrastructure, and the move to the cloud is changing protection needs.Thus, it’s vital that organisations, not just in the Middle East, but globally, recognize the human factor threat,” said Emile Abou Saleh, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Proofpoint. “Proofpoint integrates a people-centric view into its security platform to offer tailored, first-class protection to address the challenges enterprises are facing today in a fast-evolving threat landscape. Proofpoint is committed to its channel strategy and recognize that working with a key, trusted partner such as Help AG will boost our growing presence in the region and advance security awareness within Middle East organizations.”