Axonius hires former VMWare Carbon Black sales leader KY Wong 

KY Wong

Vice president of Sales, APAC, Axonius

Axonius, the leader in cybersecurity asset management and SaaS management, today announced the appointment of KY Wong as vice president of Sales for the APAC region. Based in Singapore, and with more than 20 years of experience growing cybersecurity firms throughout Asia, Wong will help Axonius continue its rapid growth across the region by building strong sales teams, a robust channel ecosystem, and relationships with key local customers.

In his previous roles, Wong developed a strong sense for how to best engage audiences throughout APAC. As one of the founding members of the APJ team for endpoint security startup Carbon Black (later acquired by VMWare), he grew the firm’s South Asian presence to become a market leader in the region, establishing a robust value-added channel of distributors and resellers. His team’s success directly contributed to Carbon Black’s successful IPO and continued post-acquisition growth, as he was tapped to become the first Head of Sales, South East Asia + Korea for VMWare Carbon Black. He also previously held a leadership role at SonicWALL Inc., later acquired by Dell.

Wong joins Axonius in the middle of a rapid growth in APAC. Since it expanded into the region in 2021, the company has entered relationships with 12 regional partners and distributors and grew year-over-year annual recurring revenue in international markets by 141%. In APAC, Axonius doubled its customer base and saw a 630% year-over-year increase in annual recurring revenue.

“KY brings to Axonius an exceptional track record of securing key accounts and building channels in South Asia,” said Dean Sysman, co-founder and CEO, Axonius. “His depth of experience and knowledge will be essential as we capitalize on our strong initial growth to build long-term success and leadership in the region.” 

Wong will focus on promoting the value of the Axonius Platform throughout the APAC region. Companies that rely on the platform receive a comprehensive, real-time asset inventory, eliminating oversights and empowering security teams to mitigate threats while effectively managing the complexity of the modern enterprise.  

“Security and managing the complexity of modern IT environments is a major problem for companies throughout the APAC region, as it is for companies worldwide,” said Wong. “I look forward to bring this value to customers and partners throughout the region.”