Author: Gert Jan Schenk

Gert Jan Schenk President of EMEA Gert-Jan Schenk is President of EMEA at McAfee with 20 years of experience in global sales and marketing in the security space. Prior to McAfee, Schenk held the role of senior vice president of EMEA at Juniper Networks where he managed 900 employees throughout EMEA and grew the business from $600 million to $1.2 billion in revenue over three years. Before Juniper, Schenk was vice president, channels, at Unisphere Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks in 2002). He also held director of channel sales, EMEA, at Redback Networks and regional sales director, Benelux and Central Europe for Madge Networks.

I hope you enjoyed a great summer vacation with your families and loved ones. Personally I had a wonderful and sunny holiday with my family in the south of Spain. Do you remember those days when the summers were quiet and peaceful?  Where almost nothing notable was happening? I am afraid that those days are […]

During the most recent visits to our Executive Briefing Center (EBC) in Amsterdam, the C-Level executives I spoke to were increasingly concerned with the sophistication of cyber attacks. And in fact, their concerns are well founded. It is important for organisations to understand that they need to have multiple layers of defense in order to protect all […]

Security is such a fast moving industry. I’d like to highlight three important things that happened in the past couple of weeks while I was travelling across EMEA. First and foremost, McAfee announced that we had reached a major milestone in our acquisition of Stonesoft, an industry-recognized leader in next-generation firewalls, by completing the tender offer […]

I’ve just finished a very hectic week with my management team at the McAfee Cork office for quarter end. There’s always a lot of energy and excitement in the closing days of a quarter – it’s a chance to reflect on our performance and feedback from customers. This quarter, I could not be any more […]

Cyber criminals are becoming faster, sharper and more aggressive in today’s increasingly complex, digital age. In some parts of the world, being a hacker is often considered a full-time job. In fact, the term ‘hacker’ is such an enigma, it has prompted journalists and security experts to write whole novels about what activity these underground […]