With more than 15 years of experience in international B2B sales, marketing, and business development of IT and telecom-related products and services, Permerud joins Link11 from networking solutions provider CenturyLink. He will be based in Stockholm where he will complement the existing EMEA team while leading the sales effort across Scandinavia.
Marc Wilczek, COO of Link11 says: “Jesper has in-depth experience in our industry sector and in the Scandinavian infosecurity market. This will enable him to target the right set of customers and partners to quickly establish the company and drive growth in the region. His perspective will be a key factor in helping Link11 to make the most of both new and existing business opportunities.”
Commenting on his appointment Permerud says: “Link11’s innovative solutions directly address the growing problems of complex, large-scale DDoS attacks and web-based exploits that businesses are facing today. I believe that the ease of deployment and use of Link11’s solutions will drive strong demand, and I am looking forward to leading the company’s sales efforts across the region.”
Link11´s cloud-native DDoS protection solution 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. In addition, Link11’s Cloud Security Platform provides Secure DNS, Web Application Firewalling, CDN and IP Transit services to safeguard enterprises’ IT infrastructure and critical applications.
According to Link11’s 2018 Q2 DDoS report, organizations were targeted by more than 9,000 attacks between April and June, making it an average of 100 attacks per day. The company says this gives channel partners a great opportunity to add value to both new and existing customer deployments, by providing complementary solutions to strengthen their security infrastructures.