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