Ziften Enters Australia New Zealand Market; Launches “Fast Start” Program for Microsoft Windows Defender ATP Resellers


Greg Kieser named ANZ country manager, Ziften partners with Insentra, and delivers new, expedited process for on-boarding Microsoft channel partners in the region.

Ziften, a leading provider of all-the-time visibility and control for client devices, servers, and cloud VMs, has announced its entry into the ANZ cybersecurity market with the appointment of Greg Kieser as Ziften Country Manager ANZ, and in partnership with global services partner Insentra to assist with distribution and regional customer training and support.

“As cyber security threats continue to hit all sectors of business, this is the right time for me to join Ziften and expand the opportunity for success in ANZ,” said Greg Kieser, Country Manager ANZ, Ziften. “I’m looking forward to quickly building Ziften’s share in the ANZ market, and to working closely with Insentra and Microsoft to do so.”

Ziften is also announcing the launch of its Fast Start program for onboarding Microsoft Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) channel partners globally. This follows Ziften’s previously announced strategic business and technology collaboration with Microsoft, and integration of its Zenith® systems and security operations platform with Windows Defender ATP. The Ziften Fast Start program expedites the acceptance and on-boarding of existing Windows Defender ATP partners into the Ziften channel partner program.

The integrated solution provides joint customers with a cloud-based, “single pane of glass” to detect, view, investigate, and respond to advanced cyber-attacks and breaches on Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints – including physical, virtual, and cloud-based systems.

“Ziften is 100% focused on delivering customer value through channel partners”, said Greg McCreight, SVP of Worldwide Channels, Ziften. “With our Fast Start program, we are providing hands-on partnership to existing Microsoft channel partners, rapidly enabling them to solve customer’s post-breach security challenges across their entire systems environments with Ziften and Microsoft.”

“As a global Microsoft partner, teaming with Ziften to offer their Zenith security platform integrated with Microsoft Windows Defender ATP was a no-brainer”, said Ronnie Altit, Chief Executive Officer, Insentra. “We’re thrilled at the seamless integration between Zenith and Windows Defender ATP giving our partners and their customers holistic protection and visibility across their Windows and non-Windows systems. Ziften has been a pleasure to work with, and supportive at every step of the process. We expect to be extremely successful offering this powerful security solution to our partners and providing the local Australia and New Zealand pre-sales, deployment and support for the Ziften security solution.”

The integrated, cloud-powered approach supports the most highly complex multi-system, multi-cloud enterprise environments. And the Ziften Fast Start program provides existing Windows Defender ATP channel partners and service providers with rich benefits, including:

  • Expedited Acceptance and On-Boarding – Ziften and Insentra channel managers and field sales work directly with qualified partners to get them up and running offering the Ziften Zenith endpoint security solution integrated with Windows Defender ATP.
  • Superior Security Value – Channel partners are uniquely positioned to offer their customers greater security value across more of their overall environment than ever, increasing the number of supported and secured Windows, macOS, and Linux systems.
  • Hands-On Partnership – Once signed on, Ziften and Insentra field sales, sales engineers, and marketing teams support daily pre-sales engagements, drive new sales opportunities, and help to close more deals with Microsoft and Ziften endpoint security.