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West goes SaaS with Manage Protect

Online security SaaS provider Manage Protect has appointed Steve West as its ANZ partner manager.

"We feel privileged to have attracted someone of Steve's calibre and experience in both security and the channel world," said CEO Andrew Johnson. "He is well known and highly regarded within our industry."

West joins Manage Protect from StorageCraft Technology where he spent three years as the company's ANZ channel sales manager.

He previously worked for five years at Sophos as ANZ and later APAC channel manager, and also as Intel's ANZ channel manager. He also worked with Trend Micro and Seagate Technology.

In related news, Manage Protect has appointed Soft Solutions as its New Zealand distributor.


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Stephen Withers

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.


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