Performanta, a leading South African information security firm, today announced its expansion into Australia with the opening of its office in Sydney. Performanta’s industry-leading team, headed by Chris Pols, Information Security Analyst, will be bringing local support to existing clients in the region addressing the need for high quality technology, deployed and managed by experts.
”Chris Pols is a skilled and trusted member of the Performanta team and with over 19 years’ experience in the industry he is the perfect choice to lead this expansion,” said Guy Golan, CEO of Performanta. “This new office will greatly benefit our customers and partners in Australia and it is backed by large support from the global team. I will also be regularly travelling to Australia to meet with customers and offer my support to the project.”
Performanta has made several other key expansions in the past year in response to demand from customers and partners for support in their local markets. Following a distributed model with expertise located in many countries, Performanta has been able to deliver on its promise of excellence across the globe. Performanta now operates in the UK, Nigeria and Holland as well as its existing business in South Africa where it is one of the largest. The launch of the new Australian branch enables Performanta to have a “follow the sun” business model, where different global offices can service customers outside the working hours of their local teams.
“There is a large opportunity for Performanta in the Australian market as many companies have not properly evaluated their risk to cyber threats. This means there are lots of opportunities both for technology deployment and for consultancy and educational roles, “said Chris Pols, Information Security Analyst, Performanta. “I have led many successful projects throughout my career and I look forward to the new challenge that this opportunity brings in launching the Performanta skills and It expertise in another continent.”
Today, Performanta has a combined security experience of 600 years, obtained through a vigorous staff selection process which ensures that they employ only the best people. Performanta couples high quality technology, deployed and managed by experts, such as Performanta’s five Raytheon | Websense TRITON Gladiators. Every member of the Performanta has demonstrated a similar commitment to technical expertise required to deliver excellence. In particular expertise with Raytheon | Websense’s solutions has seen Performanta teams deployed to assist Raytheon | Websense customers across the globe. Surging global demand for Raytheon | Websense products has seen the company field more requests to Performanta for customer assistance with deployments and this demand has played a key role in the Australian expansion plans.