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Exclusive Networks Hires Optiv Vet to Lead Global Professional Services

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Exclusive Networks, a cybersecurity and cloud specialist value-added distributor (VAD), has hired Nigel Gilhespy as its global head of professional services and consulting. Gilhespy is responsible for building and running Exclusive's international consulting, professional services and project delivery organizations and creating partner services, according to a prepared statement.

Gilhespy has more than three decades of experience in networks, cloud and cybersecurity. In addition, Gilhespy has nearly 20 years of experience in senior management roles.

Most recently, Gilhepsy served as head of professional, advisory and managed services for EMEA at Optiv Security, a Top 200 MSSP. Gilhepsy also has held roles at Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks and Equinix.

Exclusive Hires SVP of Americas, Unveils MSSD Platform

The Gilhepsy hire comes after Exclusive recently made several moves to grow its operations.

Exclusive in January 2020 appointed Scott Lewis, a cybersecurity veteran who has worked at Fortinet, Blue Coat and IBM Internet Security Systems, as its SVP of Americas. Lewis is expected to help Exclusive accelerate its channel partner and vendor growth, the company stated.

Furthermore, Exclusive in December 2019 unveiled its Managed Security Services Distributor (MSSD) platform. Channel partners can use the MSSD platform to integrate security-as-a-service (SECaaS) offerings into their portfolios, according to Exclusive.

A Closer Look at Exclusive's Cybersecurity Solutions

Exclusive provides two cybersecurity solutions: Cyber Attack Remediation and Mitigation (CARM) and Disruptive Enterprise Mobility On your Network (DEMON). CARM helps organizations identify, contain, respond to, remediate and mitigate the impact of security breaches, and DEMON ensures Exclusive's reseller partners can provide their customers with end-to-end cyber protection, the company stated.

Also, Exclusive offers cybersecurity services that encompass professional and technical services, implementation and support, asset financing and leasing, project management and logistics and accredited training. These services are available globally.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.