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Paul Smit

Paul Smit

Director Professional Services, ForeNova
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), dd.08.2021 - Paul Smit (47) is now also responsible for ForeNova's customers and partners in the German-speaking market as Director Professional Services. He supports Thomas Krause, who was recently appointed Regional Director DACH. As a CISSP-certified Solutions Architect, Smit can look back on a broad experience of more than twenty years. His specialties include network security, SIEM, virtualization, storage, cloud and Linux. Prior to starting as Solutions Architect at ForeNova in March 2021, he worked at Bitdefender - most recently as EMEA Solutions Architect - and at wholesaler DeliXL (now Bidfood) as a technical IT consultant. Smit has also worked for several government agencies and IT security startups. "The DACH region, with its strong SME sector, is a key market for a cost-effective and easy-to-administer NDR solution. Daily new examples show: Companies urgently need more visibility into what is happening in their networks," says Thomas Krause, Regional Director DACH at ForeNova. "Paul Smit is a competent and experienced contact for every medium-sized company that wants to strengthen its cybersecurity, as well as for every reseller that wants to make the benefits of NDR accessible to smaller customers." With its "NovaCommand" NDR solution, ForeNova provides a 360-degree view across all IT assets, coupled with automated, AI-powered threat detection and response. NovaCommand delivers this in a low-cost solution that is easy for mid-market companies to deploy and manage. Network detection and response is a young and fast-growing market within cybersecurity. As of December 2020, market watchers at IDC were talking about 24 percent year-over-year growth for the market segment. (1)


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  • Crowdstrike
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Gold Sponsors

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  • Maria DB


Theater Sponsors

  • GitLab
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Travel Partner




  • Cybersicherheitsrat Deutschland e.V.


  • Cloud Security Alliance


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