Ghent, Belgium-based Esko, a maker of finishing equipment and developer of workflow software with U.S. headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, recently named Marc Vael as its director of IT Security.
Esko’s cloud-based collaboration tool is called WebCenter, and its Automation Engine tool allows for automation in the production environment. The company also offers a broad range of other hardware and software products, some of which reside on-premise with the customer and some of which are cloud-based. All of these offerings come with the assurance Esko gives its customers that their own operations are protected from invasion by unauthorized third parties, the company says.
In his new role Vael, who will be based in Belgium, will oversee the security of Esko’s internal IT operations as well as the security inherent in the products it delivers to customers around the globe.
“There are many business benefits to using cloud-based/SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions, but they require the right protection to ensure users can trust the (data) security of this important suite of tools,” says Vincent van den Broek, vice president of information technology at Esko. “We selected Marc for this important role based on his vast experience in and knowledge of the security domain and to ensure Esko solutions embody the utmost security and are able to ward off security threats in an ever-changing environment.”