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Cyril Simonnet joins SEKOIA.IO as Chief Revenue Officer

Rennes and Paris, February 20, 2024 – The European cybertech company behind the Sekoia XDR (eXtended Detection & Response) SOC platform for real-time cyberattack detection and response, today announced the arrival of Cyril Simonnet as Chief Revenue Officer.

Cyril Simonnet joins SEKOIA.IO as Chief Revenue Officer


With more than twenty years of experience acquired in strategic and regional leadership positions in international companies in the areas of cloud and cybersecurity, such as Cortex by Palo Alto Networks, where he was Regional VP, or Qualys, Verizon, Varonis and Symantec among others, this recognized international expert in cybersecurity brings his strong technical and commercial skills to support Sekoia.io in its growth and international development objectives.

In a context of increasing cybersecurity challenges for European and international companies, Cyril Simonnet will be in charge of implementing strategic priorities  that will enable Sekoia.io to find new growth opportunities in the key regions where it is already present but also in new markets such as the Middle East.

Just a few weeks after the arrival of Guillaume Poupard on Sekoia.io’s Board of Directors, and a record Series A fundraising of €35 million completed in mid-2023, the appointment of Cyril Simonnet confirms the company’s turning point to become the leader in cyber detection and response in Europe and beyond.

Cyril Simonnet declared: “My decision to join Sekoia.io shows my desire to contribute to a significant evolution in cybersecurity, at a time when everything is accelerating for companies. With rising global tensions, digital transformation, and increasingly sophisticated threats, organizations can no longer rely on traditional security models. The time has come for a new, cost-effective approach to detection and response. I’m inspired by Sekoia.io’s vision to empower security teams around the world.”

Freddy Milesi, CEO of Sekoia.io, declared: “Sekoia.io is already one of the world’s leading Open XDR vendors and one of the world’s top 15 XDR vendors. With more than 300 customers in just 18 months, Sekoia.io has proven the effectiveness of its solution and we want to establish in the long term both in Europe and in the Middle East. Achieving these goals will require strong partnerships in each geographic area. We are delighted to welcome Cyril Simonnet: With his expertise, international experience and network, this is a great opportunity to refine our path towards our global development.”

About Sekoia.io

Sekoia.io is the European cybertech, leading provider of Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions based on Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). Its mission is to provide businesses and public organizations with the best protection technologies against cyber attacks.

By combining threat anticipation through knowledge of attackers with automation of detection and response, the Sekoia SOC platform (XDR) provides security teams a unified view and total control over their information systems. Its interoperability with third-party solutions and compliance with international technical standards enable organizations to take full advantage of their existing technologies. Sekoia.io gives its customers the means to focus their human resources on high value-added missions, optimize their cyber-defense strategy and regain the advantage against advanced cyber threats.

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Agence Cymbioz 

Florence Devillers, florence.devillers@cymbioz.com – 06 29 76 07 62

Laëtitia Berché, laetitia.berche@cymbioz.com – 06 14 48 02 95