PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utimaco, a worldwide leading manufacturer of hardware-based security solutions, today announced the promotion of Johannes Lintzen to Vice President of Sales. Lintzen spent seven years at Utimaco and was instrumental in the successful launch of Utimaco’s entry into the North American market, helping to lead the company’s year-over-year growth of 75 percent in the U.S.
In his new position, Lintzen will lead Utimaco’s growing North America sales team to meet the increasing demand for hardware security modules (HSM) to protect and manage cryptographic keys. With over 13 years of experience in the security sales industry and seven years at Utimaco, Lintzen recently launched the company in the North American market to address increasing concerns about encryption and data protection.
“Johannes is a proven sales leader with extensive experience in the security industry,” said Malte Pollmann, CEO of Utimaco. “Since Utimaco entered the North American market six months ago our customer base has grown tremendously and we are excited for Lintzen and his team to continue to work with leading corporations to build their security approach on the secure foundation only a hardware security module can provide.”
Utimaco’s hardware root of trust secures 100 million mobile phone users in the U.S. and 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country. U.S. enterprises are increasingly turning to hardware solutions to ensure the safe-keeping of encrypted data and protect themselves against software security breaches and backdoors. Internationally, tens of thousands of enterprise and infrastructure companies use Utimaco’s scalable and customizable HSMs, including the automotive, connected device, eID, energy, manufacturing, mobile telecom and payment solutions industries.
“As more companies realize the importance of encryption and safe keeping of crypto keys to protect digital assets, demand for HSMs and best practices continues to grow,” said Lintzen. “It’s exciting to work with companies across different verticals and develop the best way to embed security into the next generation of devices, machine to machine communications, connected automobiles and more. I am looking forward to continue to working with cutting edge companies to ensure that as technology continues to evolve crypto keys always remain in a safe place.”
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Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protects high value data assets. Only Utimaco delivers a general-purpose hardware security module (HSM) as a customizable platform to easily integrate into existing software solutions, embed business logic and build secure applications. Tens of thousands of enterprise and infrastructure companies rely on Utimaco to guard IP against internal and external threats and protect hundreds of millions of consumers globally. Visit Utimaco at: https://hsm.utimaco.com/