WALTHAM, Mass.--(Verdasys, a leading provider of Enterprise Information Protection solutions and managed services for midsize and large companies, today announced the appointment of Michael Cristinziano to the company's Board of Directors. Cristinziano is Corporate VP, Strategic Development at Citrix, where he is responsible for several corporate finance functions, including technology licensing, venture capital investments, M&A strategy and execution, and investor relations.)--
“With the increasing consumerization of devices and the rapid expansion of the deployment of virtual environments Mike’s experience and vision will be essential in developing Verdasys' long-term information protection strategy. His membership on our Board strengthens the executive team, and it is a pleasure to welcome him aboard.”
Verdasys' solutions enable enterprises to monitor and control sensitive data through its centrally managed enterprise information protection platform that discovers, classifies, monitors, controls and encrypts sensitive information at rest, in use and in motion across: desktops, laptops, mobile devices, email, Web transactions, virtual environments, enterprise applications and cloud environments. Verdasys offers both an enterprise solution and a SaaS DLP solution (MSIP) that protects sensitive data across all these same environments.
"Security is a top-of-mind concern in mid-sized and global enterprises. Data breaches and information compromises have become the staple of the mainstream news media, and the adoption of bring-your-own-devices gives rise to many new challenges," said Cristinziano. "With a strong Board and management team, and a world-class technology platform, Verdasys is well-positioned to meet these challenges and accelerate its technology leadership. This is an exciting time to be joining the team, and I am honored to accept the position."
Verdasys and Citrix already enjoy a strong and productive business relationship. Earlier this year, Digital Guardian was verified as Citrix Ready®, a program that helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. With many joint customers, Verdasys Digital Guardian uniquely protects sensitive data within Citrix virtual server sessions and on virtual desktop infrastructure.
"Michael’s strategic leadership has catalyzed Citrix’s transformation from a leader in the server-based computing market to the leading provider of virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions," said Jim Ricotta, President and CEO of Verdasys. "With the increasing consumerization of devices and the rapid expansion of the deployment of virtual environments Mike’s experience and vision will be essential in developing Verdasys' long-term information protection strategy. His membership on our Board strengthens the executive team, and it is a pleasure to welcome him aboard."
Cristinziano is a member of Citrix CTO office, and also serves as an independent director of Sourcefire Inc. and Untangle Inc., Inc. Prior to joining Citrix in 2003, Cristinziano was Managing Director at New York-based Harris Nesbitt, the U.S. investment banking arm of BMO Financial Group, where he covered the networking and software industries. During his tenure as an equity research analyst, Cristinziano's work was recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and StarMine.
Verdasys (Twitter: @Verdasys_Inc) provides Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions and managed services that secure sensitive data and assures the integrity of business processes that enable midsize and global businesses to successfully compete in collaborative and mobile environments. Digital Guardian, recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention, is a proven technology platform that provides complete policy-based data lifecycle monitoring, classification, forensics, and control on endpoints and servers; virtual machines and enterprise applications; networks; mobile devices; and cloud environments. Digital Guardian protects IP and regulated data from compromise by insiders, contractors, partners, and targeted cyber attacks. Since 2003, millions of Digital Guardian agents have been deployed to protect critical data for global leaders in financial services, insurance, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Companies serious about information protection choose Verdasys.
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