Chris Meidinger joins leadership team to spearhead technical support for growing customer base
Beyond Identity, the invisible multi-factor authentication (MFA) provider, has appointed Chris Meidinger as its new Technical Director for the EMEA region. In this position, he will be responsible for planning and implementing customer projects, as well as providing technical support to the EMEA team.
In a career spanning more than 20 years with leading providers of IT security and communications solutions, Meidinger has achieved extensive success in both pre-sales and after-sales management. Meidinger joins Beyond Identity from CrowdStrike where, as Director of Sales Engineering (SE), he was responsible for building and expanding the SE team in Central and Northern Europe and played a key role in new customer acquisitions. He has previously held senior technical positions at SecurityScorecard, Agari and Sendmail.
Meidinger joins at a particularly pivotal time for the company. Earlier this year, Beyond Identity raised $100 Million in new investment reaching a valuation of $1.1 billion. The funding was accompanied by record growth and expansion of its teams in both North America and EMEA. The company is now strengthening its regional leadership in Europe with the appointment of Meidinger.
At a time when data breaches and ransomware are at an all-time high, Beyond Identity‘s solution ensures that the risk of password-based attacks is eliminated. According to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report password security issues account for 80% of all data breaches globally. This is despite the fact that recommendations and security measures around password protection have increased significantly in recent years.
Meidinger reiterates: “The myth that secure authentication can be achieved via passwords must finally be laid to rest. It’s time to face the fact that passwords never deliver the security they promise – no matter how strong they are or whether a password manager is involved. The future of cybersecurity lies in passwordless authentication and, at Beyond Identity, that future is being realised. We’re achieving this by using biometrics, strong cryptography and device-level security checks to banish the risks associated with phishing attacks and other popular forms of password compromise.”
“Beyond Identity’s customer base in EMEA is growing rapidly and bringing in people as qualified and knowledgeable as Chris is going to set us up for even further success. We’re delighted to have Chris join the team to ensure we continue to provide the highest levels of technical support to our customers.” said Jasson Casey, CTO at Beyond Identity. “Chris has the experience to translate complex technical concepts into clear value propositions and has excellent relationships with key customers – from Fortune 50 to Global 2000 companies – across EMEA and the US.”
About Beyond Identity
Beyond Identity is fundamentally changing how the world logs in with a groundbreaking invisible, unphishable MFA platform that provides the most secure and frictionless authentication on the planet. We stop ransomware and account takeover attacks in their tracks and dramatically improve the user experience. Beyond Identity’s state-of-the-art platform eliminates passwords and other phishable factors, enabling organizations to confidently validate users’ identities. The solution ensures users log in from authorized devices, and that every device meets the security policy requirements during login and continuously after that. Our revolutionary approach empowers zero trust by cryptographically binding the user’s identity to their devices and analyzing hundreds of risk signals on an ongoing basis. The company’s advanced risk policy engine enables organizations to implement foundationally secure authentication and utilize risk signals for protection, rather than just for detection and response. For more information on why Unqork, Snowflake, and Roblox use Beyond Identity, please visit www.beyondidentity.com.
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