Sentinel CTO: 6 Huge Security Bets On Cisco, SASE And Cloud
From Cisco and public cloud to SASE, Sentinel Technologies CTO Bob Keblusek tells CRN where his company is placing its cybersecurity investments to drive security sales.
Sentinel Technologies’ Plan To Continue Driving Security Growth
Fast-growing Sentinel Technologies is doubling down on launching next-level cybersecurity practices, end-to-end security services and driving secure access service edge (SASE) sales with Cisco, Palo Alto Networks and Zscaler.
Bob Keblusek, chief innovation and technology officer for Sentinel Technologies, said cybersecurity services and sales are soaring in 2022.
“We have such a big emphasis on security right now,” said Keblusek, who has three decades worth of top IT experience. “It’s the most important topic right now for most of our customers. It’s only going to continue to grow.”
Keblusek said the global COVID-19 pandemic spurred years-worth of technology advancements and digital transformation initiatives forward in the matter of months.
“Now as we go back and we find that balance, there’s a permanent level of hybrid work that is going to remain in place. There’s a lot of people returning to the office or working from home, which gives us a lot of opportunity. We’ve got to secure all that. They’ve got to have a similar, if not equal experience, at home as they do in the office,” said Keblusek. “There’s quite a lot of security that goes into that and we’re in a great position to offer our security portfolio across the board.”
The Downers Grove, Ill.-based solution provider made CRN’s 2022 Managed Security 100 list, which highlights the top MSPs with cloud-based security services expertise, as well as CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list. Sentinel is a top national partner for the likes of Cisco and VMware, with more than 500 employees in seven offices across the U.S.
In an interview with CRN, Keblusek discusses six big security bets Sentinel is banking on this year aimed at driving revenue, customer stickiness and helping businesses survive the onslaught of cyber threats.