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Ubiq Hires Steve Pataky, Pursues Data Security MSSPs

Ubiq Security has hired SonicWall, FireEye and Juniper veteran Steve Pataky as global chief channel officer and head of America sales.  The data security startup also unveiled a new partner program focused on MSSPs (managed security services providers), security solution partners and IoT (Internet of Things) solution providers.

Ubiq develops and promotes a software platform that "secures any type of data, on any device, anywhere," the company asserts. The software can be integrated into existing applications, IoT devices or installed on laptops and servers to secure data, the firm adds.

LinkedIn: Steve Pataky, global chief channel officer, Ubiq Security
LinkedIn: Wias Issa, CEO, Ubiq Security

In a prepared statement, Pataky said:

“Ubiq was built with partnering at the forefront. It’s clear how Ubiq’s 100% software platform is primed to help customers drive real business outcomes and in doing so, allows our partners to show their value add. This is a massive opportunity for partners to monetize their security practices incrementally, by truly securing the data, not just by adding another layer to the perimeter. Our solution will be relevant for security solution partners, MSSPs, and IoT solution providers alike."

Added CEO Wias Issa:

“Partnering DNA runs deep at Ubiq. The team has decades of collective experience in building security channels, supporting partners, and working to drive mutually successful outcomes. I was fortunate enough to work with Steve at FireEye and SonicWall and witnessed his commitment and integrity-driven approach to partnering firsthand. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join Ubiq as our new Channel Chief.”

Ubiq Security: Rebrand and Talent Grab

Ubiq Security has been busy on the talent front. The company in September 2019 named Scott McCrady as chief revenue officer and Jon Kabrud as VP of sales and business development.

Ubiq was previously known as FHOOSH Inc. The startup rebranded in June 2019  and moved into global headquarters in San Diego, California. That same month, the company's Data Security Software Development Kit (SDK) surfaced in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.