Maheswaran S. has joined TITUS as India Chief. He will be the regional director for India and SAARC for TITUS, confirmed the company statement exclusively to IDG India. Prior to joining TITUS, he was director, sales engineering APAC at Forcepoint.
With more than two decades of experience in the security industry, we believe that his background, dedication and leadership in this space will have an immediate and positive impact on our business in region, added the statement.
A provider of information identification and data protection solutions, TITUS enables organizations to discover, classify, protect, analyze and confidently share information.
Maheswaran has been with Forcepoint (heritage Websense) for over thirteen years in specialist roles for DLP and APT; and also engineering roles for SAARC and APAC regions.
He joined TITUS in March 2018 as Regional Director and he is responsible to establish and build the TITUS brand and business in India. This will include recruiting talented professionals to lead our technical support, customer success and presales teams to delight customers, partners and consultants in region.
Maheswaran on his appointment at TITUS said, “I am really excited to join TITUS and build its operations in India and SAARC region. In this age of digitization where data is the new oil, it’s critical for organizations of all sizes to establish effective information governance strategies, the foundation of which is a data protection strategy.
“TITUS is committed to enabling customers and partners worldwide to better protect their critical data. We see tremendous opportunity in India, with organizations seeking to invest heavily in the right solutions to not only keep their data safe, but to also help them address regulatory requirements, both global and domestic,” said Jim Barkdoll, CEO, TITUS.
3 KRAs of Maheswaran at TITUS
“We are excited to welcome Maheswaran to the TITUS team, building our brand in a strategic region for us. We believe that his wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership with enable us to establish our brand as a market leader for data protection in India,” added Jim.
“As I establish and grow TITUS’ business in the region, I am committed to creating the best possible experience for our employees, partners and customers. As such, I’m in the process of building a team of talented professionals located across the country, and am confident that with this team we will establish TITUS as a leader in India’s data protection market,” said Maheswaran, Regional Director, India and SAARC,TITUS.
TITUS’ global presence, market leadership and expertise acquired through its extensive and varied customer base adds great value to our partners’ existing security portfolios, enabling them to deliver solutions and services to help their customers better manage and protect critical assets.
Maheswaran will also build an effective channel ecosystem and onboard appropriate partners in region. The right channel ecosystem globally of SIs, MSPs, CSPs will be of critical importance particularly important in India because of the region’s geographic size and cultural diversity.
In this age of digitization where data is the new oil, it’s critical for organizations of all sizes to establish effective information governance strategies, the foundation of which is a data protection strategy.
Regional Director, India and SAARC, TITUS
TITUS has already identified and recruited distributors and partners in both India and Sri Lanka and will address end customers through a channel-exclusive strategy in these countries. The addressable market in the region is huge, as most enterprise customers have not deployed technology to enforce data classification policies as per the company.
Most companies are struggling to realize value on information protection investments they’ve already made (on data loss prevention, information rights management, etc.). These organizations will also have to address global data privacy regulations like GDPR as well as upcoming national-level regulations like India’s proposed personal data protection bill, as per the company.
It looks like a perfect storm of opportunity and the right time for TITUS to invest in India and grow its business. And Maheswaran is the man at the helm for the same.