William Tam

William Tam
  • Director of Sales Engineering, APAC
  • Forcepoint

With more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, William Tam is the director of sales engineering Asia Pacific at Forcepoint.


William leads a team of security engineers and consultants across Asia Pacific, helping customers secure their most valuable digital assets against the most sophisticated cyberattacks and empowering customers to move their business forward as they adopt cloud, mobility and other disruptive technologies while simplifying their security environment.


William is also a subject matter expert in data loss prevention (DLP) technology. He has led implementation of some of the largest DLP deployments in the region – one customer implementation involved well over thirty thousand end points across eight countries in Asia.


Prior to joining Forcepoint, William was a security consultant at Network 365, an Ireland based mobile technologies startup, a pioneer in mobile payments, e-commerce and messaging technologies. He was involved in the implementation of the very first secure mobile wallet and e-payment system in the Asia Pacific region back in 2002.


Prior to Network 365, William was the International Product Manager for IP Service Group at Ascend Communications, which become Lucent Technologies. He formulated the go-to-market strategy for the Inferno-based Lucent Managed Firewall from AT&T Bell Labs, as well as the Xedia Access Point QVPN IP-enabled routers and bandwidth management solutions for the international market, including both Europe and Asia. William has also acted in the capacity of advisory role for various security startups in the Silicon Valley.


Before Ascend, William held various technical and product management positions at Tivoli Systems Inc., IBM and Sun Microsystems.

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