Kaspersky Lab, today announced it has added a new division known as the State, Local and EDucation (SLED) team. Following 25 percent growth in its public sector business in 2012, Kaspersky Lab launched this new team to meet the growing demand and help public sector organizations meet their growing IT and security challenges.
According to a press release issues by Kaspersky Lab this morning, the new team will be led by Jeff Gaffny, Director of Sales, SLED, Kaspersky Lab, North America. Jeff joined Kaspersky Lab in January 2013 and reports into Matt Goulet, Vice President, SME Sales, Kaspersky Lab, North America.
In addition to Gaffny’s appointment, Kaspersky Lab has hired a number of new sales representatives exclusively dedicated to working with public sector organizations. To support the growing customer base, the team will include dedicated renewal support and pre- and post-sales technical support. They will also offer exclusive discounted pricing to the public sector. Like all of Kaspersky Lab’s sales operations, the SLED division will operate in a 100 percent channel model.