Link11, a specialized European provider in cloud-based anti-DDoS protection, has today announced the appointment of Joss Penfold as its new UK & Ireland Regional Director to drive sales and channel in the region.
With almost ten years’ experience in B2B sales, cloud infrastructure, eCommerce and web application security, Joss joins Link11 from multinational cloud, platform and database company Oracle. He will be based in London where he will support the existing team in developing Link11’s channel relationships while leading sales across the UK and Ireland.
Eduard Meelhuysen, Vice President Sales EMEA of Link11 said: “Joss has a strong background in customer acquisition and delivering on key business performance metrics. His in-depth experience of the sector will enable him to target the right customers and he will provide an invaluable contribution to Link11’s ambitious growth plans.”
Link11´s cloud-native DDoS protection solution websites and IT infrastructures is fully automated, utilizing AI & machine learning to ensure fast and accurate recognition of malicious traffic, delivering a high performance time to mitigate (TTM) in the market. The company is named as a representative vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for DDoS Mitigation Services (August 2019). In addition, Link11’s Cloud Security Platform provides Secure DNS, a Web Application Firewall and a Content Delivery Network to safeguard enterprises’ IT infrastructures and critical web applications.
According to Link11’s 2019 Q2 DDoS report, there has been a 97% year-on-year increase in average attack bandwidth, up from 3.3Gbps in Q2 2018 to 6.6Gbps in Q2 2019. Multi-vendor attacks also posted an additional threat in Q2 2019, with an increase in complex attack patterns from 43% to 63% in the second quarter.