AUSTIN, Texas, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint™ today announced it is expanding global operations to meet growing demand for human-centric cybersecurity solutions by appointing Stefan Maierhofer as area vice president of Central and Eastern Europe. This appointment builds on the company’s commitment to serve European customers as they build cyber programs and intelligent systems that focus on the behaviors and motivations of people as they interact with critical business data and intellectual property. Maierhofer reports to Andrew Philpott, senior vice president of EMEA sales, and is based in the company’s Munich office.

Stefan Maierhofer, Area Vice President of Sales for Central and Eastern Europe, Forcepoint

«Stefan strengthens our existing European leadership team and will play a key role in expanding our channel and service provider partner sales in Europe,» says Philpott. «Enterprise and government customers continue to deploy Forcepoint to solve business challenges like meeting GDPR requirements and protecting data wherever it resides, on the network or in the cloud — and Europe is proving no exception.»

At Forcepoint, Maierhofer will lead the growth strategy for the company’s Central and Eastern Europe business. He’ll also be in charge of strengthening partner relationships and extending Forcepoint’s leadership in data and insider threat, cloud security, network security and global governments.

«The industry is reshaping with a more human-centric view of cyber and our European business is positioned to help customers address this paradigm shift,» said Forcepoint CEO Matthew Moynahan. «Stefan will help us lead the charge in delivering the most intelligent systems that facilitate business and foster productivity while stopping bad cyber behaviors.»

«Forcepoint’s transformative outlook on behavior and intent of users positions the company to transform the cybersecurity industry,» said Maierhofer. «I look forward to helping our customers in Europe protect the human point – where data is most valuable and most vulnerable.»

Maierhofer comes to Forcepoint with more than 30 years of progressive leadership experience in the European technology sector. Most recently, Maierhofer was regional vice president for Central and Eastern Europe at Palo Alto Networks where he held senior leadership responsibility for the company’s regional sales business. Prior to this, Maierhofer was the senior director of sales for Central and Eastern Europe at F5 Networks. Before joining F5 Networks, Maierhofer spent more than nine years at EMC in sales leadership roles focused on the European market. Prior to EMC, Maierhofer spent over 11 years at Amdahl Deutschland holding roles in sales, professional services and technology management. Maierhofer earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Munich University of Applied Sciences.

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

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