Q&A: WatchGuard CEO On Two-Year Anniversary, SMB Security Opportunity, And UTM Competition


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WatchGuard CEO On What's Next

Prakash Panjwani took on the role of CEO of WatchGuard Technologies two years ago. He joined the network security vendor from data-protection company SafeNet, where he helped spearhead more than 12 acquisitions and an $890 million acquisition by Gemalto. Since taking the top job at WatchGuard, Panjwani told CRN he has focused on driving a faster innovation cycle and further developing its partner go-to-market strategy, to name a few. The ultimate goal, he said, is to help WatchGuard and its partners better take advantage of the growing opportunity for security for SMB and mid-market companies. In an interview with CRN around his two-year anniversary, Panjwani discusses what he thinks he has accomplished so far, and where the Seattle-based company is heading next (including what acquisitions it is eyeing). Take a look.




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