Qnext appoints Curtis Allen, former VP Chief Security Officer of Scotiabank, as advisor for the Canadian marketplace

Qnext appoints Curtis Allen, former VP Chief Security Officer of Scotiabank, as advisor for the Canadian marketplace

Toronto, Ontario, November 4, 2020 –Qnext® today announced that Curtis Allen, a leading security expert, retired VP and Chief Security Office for Scotiabank, Director of Security for the Government of Ontario and Deputy Commissioner for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, has been appointed an advisor to the company to counsel them on the vital cybersecurity sectors of major Canadian financial institutions and public sector data operations.

Allen was formerly Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Scotiabank with a mandate that included investigation of all major fraud committed against the bank as well as the development of loss prevention strategies to prevent, detect and respond to criminal threats perpetrated by organized crime, customers or staff.  Previous to Scotiabank, Curt was the Director of Security for the Government of Ontario with a mandate to protect the Government of Ontario electronic networks, information and information technology and other assets.

Curt also served in many senior roles with the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) including Deputy Commissioner Ontario and Quebec, Deputy Commissioner National Headquarters and Deputy Commissioner National Police Services and Technical Infrastructure.

The zero trust architecture of FileFlex™ Enterprise provides secure remote access and sharing of today’s modern hybrid-IT infrastructure putting it under IT control and reducing the need for VPN access.  “FileFlex is the perfect solution for the Canadian financial and public institutions,” said Allen.  “With the roll-out of a significantly increased remote workforce due to Covid-19, the zero trust platform of FileFlex Enterprise is the right technology at the right time to meet their needs for controlled, secure remote access, granular to the file level on a broad scale.”

“We are excited to have Curt advise the company on the Canadian marketplace,” said Anthony DeCristofaro, president and CEO of Qnext. “Curt will help us introduce FileFlex to major financial and public institutions in Canada and bringing them valuable insight to securing access for a remote workforce.”

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About Qnext

Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 global winner for disruptive technology, Qnext is recognized as one of the technology industry’s most exciting and innovative private companies, Qnext Corp. is an innovator in remote access, file sharing and collaboration software. Its products are designed to support the modern Hybrid-IT corporate storage structure with the highest level of security including a zero-trust platform and support for integration with the latest Intel SGX secure enclave technology. Qnext is a technology partner with NEC, Microsoft, Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).