Proofpoint Appoints Evan Dumas as Vice President, SAK
SINGAPORE, August 4, 2022 – Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced the appointment of Evan Dumas to lead the Southeast Asia and Korea (SAK) region as Vice President. In this role, Evan is responsible for establishing and growing Proofpoint’s business within SAK, as well as positioning Proofpoint as a leader in people-centric cyber security solutions. Evan will report directly to Alex Lei, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan for Proofpoint.
According to Gartner®, the Mature Asia Pacific end user spending for Enterprise security market has an 9.1% CAGR growth through 2025 and will be worth around US$12.3B in 2026. Among the markets pushing this growth are Cloud Access Security Brokers Software, Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Software, Secure E-Mail Gateway Software and Threat Intelligence Software with a combined 18.4% CAGR in 2026.1
Evan brings with him over 20 years of experience from Silicon Valley to Asia Pacific. Most recently, he led the enterprise sales team for Asia and India at Pluralsight. Prior to that, Evan was regional director, Southeast Asia and Korea at Check Point for three and a half years and was instrumental in leading the team to achieve sustained double-digit growth across all products and services.
“Proofpoint has a reputation for innovation across all its product offerings and reinvests twenty percent of its annual revenue into R&D, firmly positioning itself amongst the top five pureplay cyber vendors globally,” said Evan. “This is a pivotal time for Proofpoint, especially in the SAK region, as markets continue with recovering, post-pandemic and providing flexibility and agility to their employees. It is a great opportunity for me to join a company that is focused on developing security innovations that protect people – wherever they may work – and defend their data from today’s fast-evolving cyber threat landscape.”
“Continued growth combined with Proofpoint's reputation as the undisputed leader in cybersecurity has enabled us to attract great talent across the region,” added Alex Lei, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan at Proofpoint. “Evan’s extensive industry knowledge and experience will allow us to drive further growth across SAK, as we continue to execute on our vision of people-centric security and serve the tremendous market demand for world-class protection against targeted cyber threats."
“86% of APAC CISOs acknowledge that digital transformation initiatives combined with widespread remote working are expanding attack surfaces and creating too many vulnerabilities therefore, companies in APAC need to develop cybersecurity postures which continuously monitor all data traversing across all systems, networks, and endpoints — while adapting cybersecurity posture to address changing threats, technology mixes, regulations, behaviours and risk tolerance. Proofpoint, buoyed by Evan’s experience is well positioned to help them.” – Andrew Milroy, Founder, Veqtor8.
“Congratulations to Proofpoint for appointing Evan to lead the SAK region. Evan brings with him a rich heritage of experience in developing teams and achieving sustained revenue growth. We look forward to growing our footprint further with Evan and his team in the SAK region.” – Foo Fang Yong, General Manager, M.tech.
“Congratulations to Proofpoint and Evan. Our partnership has seen Proofpoint TAP, and SailPoint’s Identity Security platform provide a powerful combination of security and identity management to answer organisations’ work-from-anywhere requirements. We look forward to further strengthening our partnership in-region with bigger go-to-market initiatives.” – Chern-Yue Boey, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, SailPoint.
About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.
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 Calculations performed by Proofpoint. Gartner, “Forecast: Information Security and Risk Management, Worldwide, 2020-2026”, 2Q22 Update Published July 2022. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.