Securicom has announced the appointment of Patrick Evans, recognized IT industry expert, as Director of Business Development. Previously, Patrick Evans acted as African Regional Director at Symantec, the world’s largest information security company, for seven and half years, before joining Netcure, a consulting services partner to Symantec. Also, Evans founded IT service management consulting firm, Foster-Melliar, which pioneered Security Compliance, now known as ITGRC, and IT Service Management (ITSM and ITIL), now adopted by most companies as best practice for the management of IT systems in South Africa. Evans was the head of Foster-Melliar’s security business for ten years, before selling it to Symantec in 2001. Overall, Evans has 20 years experience in IT security. He will be working with Securicom’s CTO office to extend the company’s range of offerings into adjacent service lines, such as endpoint management, endpoint protection, data protection, storage-as-a-service and web 2.0 security. Securicom is a specialist IT security solutions and services company offering a range of fully-managed, outsourced solutions to meet the IT security requirements of small, medium and large businesses. Securicom delivers technology for protection against internet-based security threats.