ON2IT opens first US office and appoints Kristie Bell CEO

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Originally published on October 9th 2018 on PR Newswire

Plano, Texas, US / Waardenburg, the Netherlands October 9th 2018 ON2IT, one of Europe’s largest pure-play cybersecurity service providers, announced the opening of its first US office in Plano, Texas. This presence will strengthen the company’s partnerships with corporate clients, partners and resellers in the North American market.

“The decision to expand into the US and open a first foreign office in the Dallas region is a logical step in ON2IT ’s business growth strategy,” said Kristie Bell, the new CEO for the US region.

“Kristie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our board”, said Marcel van Eemeren, co-founder and CEO of ON2IT Group. “It’s important that we meet clients and technology partners where they live to service them effectively, and Kristie has a proven track record in managing partnerships.”

Kristie Bell formerly worked in sales and marketing management in various IBM divisions, most recently as Vice President, Global Sales in the Systems & Technology Group.

“The costs and complexities of cybersecurity demands are rising exponentially”, according to Bell. “The cloud-delivered solution offered by ON2IT offers clients a technologically superior and more affordable alternative to an in-house Security Operations Center (SOC).  The Zero Trust approach which ON2IT pioneered for its European customers, is rapidly gaining traction in the US. Opening an US office offering sales support and a local team of forensic experts demonstrates ON2IT’s global reach.”

Zero Trust SOC app launched at Ignite ‘18 in Amsterdam (8-10 October)

ON2IT announced the general availability of the new app at the Ignite 2018 Security Conference in Amsterdam (8-10 October). The ON2IT Zero Trust SOC app enables customers to directly connect the ON2IT Security and Orchestration Platform to industry-leading ecosystems such as the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework. After onboarding, analysis of security events is highly automated, providing customers with incident-response, monthly reporting, and compliance reporting for industry standards. Manual interventions by ON2IT SOC analysts allow for rapid response in case of continuity threatening events.

Utah-based Lightstream, a global leader in cloud technology solutions and network integration, is one of the launching partners of the SOC app in the US. “We are thrilled to align with ON2IT managed security”, said Greg Hatch, Cloud and Security Leader at Lightstream. “ON2IT managed security is extremely complementary to Lightstream hyper-scale cloud services we are currently providing to customers throughout North America.”

About ON2IT

ON2IT (Based in The Netherlands) is a global pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider. ON2IT combines carefully curated technology cybersecurity solutions with a team of security analysts who can respond in real time to disrupting security events. The ON2IT Zero Trust SOC analysts investigate, hunt and respond to known and unknown threats and effectively becomes an extension of your in-house team.

ON2IT has more than a decade of experience in helping its multinational customers comply with growing regulatory requirements, such as Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and can offer maximum assurance that client’s businesses are not compromised. Clients have immediate access to ON2IT experts without the challenge of hiring and retaining skilled forensic professionals.