Sandeep Puri to lead India operations for Gurucul

By Yogesh Gupta Sep 13th 2017
Sandeep Puri to lead India operations for Gurucul

The former Blue Coat executive is on a mission to accelerate Gurucul’s UEBA-IdA security solutions in the region.

 

 

 

Gurucul has appointed its first country manager for India. Sandeep Puri, Country Manager-India and SAARC, based out of Delhi will lead the security company’s go-to-market strategies in India and SAARC regions. 

In his previous role, Sandeep was the head of sales at Blue Coat Systems for India. 

A provider of advanced security intelligence and analytics, user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and identity analytics (IdA) for on-premises and the cloud, Gurucul has expanded its operations in Asia Pacific to meet increasing demand for its products. 

 

“Sandeep Puri’s leadership and experience in helping customers successfully adopt innovative security products in the fast growing APAC cybersecurity market will ensure that Gurucul capitalizes on burgeoning demand in the region.”

 

                                                                  Saryu Nayyar, CEO, Gurucul

Gurucul has several customer deployments in India and the surrounding countries. With offices in Pune, India, the company intends to expand its presence in the region, including additional sales and services staff and infrastructure. 

“Sandeep Puri is a proven security industry sales leader with strong relationships in the enterprise market and among systems integrators throughout India and Southeast Asia,” said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. "His leadership and experience in helping customers successfully adopt innovative security products in the fast growing APAC cyber security market will ensure that Gurucul capitalizes on burgeoning demand in the region,” added Nayyar. 

Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA) is a multi-use UEBA, Identity Analytics, and Cloud Security Analytics platform with an open architecture that supports a choice of big data for scale, the ability to ingest virtually any dataset and includes configurable prepackaged analytics.

Worldwide, compromised identities are the leading cause of data breaches as per industry reports. Gurucul is seeing a significant increase in RFI/RFPs and proofs of concept in India and Southeast Asia among organizations that want to implement continuous adaptive risk and threat assessment using machine learning and big data. 

The appointment of Sandeep Puri to lead Gurucul’s India operations comes at the right time as the modern cybersecurity challenges continue for CISOs and CIOs. 

“It’s an exciting time to join Gurucul, which is a leader of Advanced Security Analytics, and UEBA-IdA leader. The company’s mature product addresses three of the most challenging aspects of IT and information security — insider threats, account compromise, and privilege abuse,” said Sandeep Puri. “Gurucul already has great traction in India among enterprise customers and strong relationships with major information technology services companies. I look forward to extending Gurucul’s footprint in the region,” he added. 

 

“The company’s mature product addresses three of the most challenging aspects of IT and information security — insider threats, account compromise and privilege abuse.”

 

              Sandeep Puri, Country Manager - India and SAARC, Gurucul

Gurucul, headquartered in Los Angeles, delivers security intelligence and analytics technology. It uses machine learning, anomaly detection and predictive risk-scoring algorithms to reduce the attack surface for accounts, unnecessary access rights and privileges, and to identify, predict and prevent breaches. 

Sandeep Puri has over eighteen years of experience in business development, channels and sales management in India. He started his career managing storage and networking product lines for IBM in India in 1999. He joined Symantec in 2002. After an eleven year stint there, he joined X-IO Technologies, a provider of advanced data storage and edge computing systems, as business head for North and West India in 2013. 

Sandeep joined Blue Coat Systems as head of enterprise sales for India and SAARC in the end of 2015. He left Blue Coat before the final merger with Symantec occurred in May 2017, to join Gurucul.

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