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Former Cisco CEO joins Aussie cyber security start-up

Australian cyber security start-up Red Piranha has announced the appointment of former CISCO Canada CEO Terry Walsh as its new chief operating officer.

According to the company, the appointment comes as a result of its "vast expansion and increasing interest and demand for its unified threat management (UTM) platform, Crystal Eye".


“We are incredibly lucky to have Terry join our executive team,” said Adam Bennett, Red Piranha chief executive.

“His knowledge is invaluable, and his experiences in consulting, product development and expansion will only further enhance Red Piranha’s position in the technology space.”

Walsh will work alongside the existing management team to focus on further developing the sales and marketing teams, as well as identifying additional opportunities to accelerate growth for Red Piranha’s crown jewel, Crystal Eye, across other markets worldwide.

“To become part of an Australian company that is addressing such a critical issue as cyber security, making it available to small and medium businesses in Australia and globally, is very exciting,” said Walsh.



“I am looking forward to working with our partners and customers around the globe.”

In addition to his time with Cisco Canada, Walsh also spent five years as managing director of the company's Australian and New Zealand operation.

Walsh brings to Red Piranha over 30 years' experience in the technology and IT fields in Australia, Asia and North America.

During his time with Cisco Canada, Walsh more than tripled the Canadian branch's revenue, seeing it become one of Cisco’s top five performing countries worldwide.

Red Piranha is Australian owned and operated, and manufactures security products for small to medium businesses, as well as large multinationals.

Former Cisco CEO joins Aussie cyber security start-up
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