M86 Security, provider of web and email threat protection, has appointed Thom Linden (left) as SVP of global research and development. Linden will be tasked with overseeing the R&D centers in the United States, New Zealand and Israel. He previously served as VP of engineering at WatchGuard Technologies.
Barnaby Jack has joined IOActive, provider of computer security services, as director of security research. He will concentrate on new and emerging threats and recommend where the company should apply its research efforts. Jack previously held research positions at Juniper Networks, eEye Digital Security and FoundStone.
Armorize Technologies has launched in the United States. The firm, based in Asia, offers a real-time malware monitoring and alerting service for web attacks, such as drive-by downloads. Its customer base includes major enterprises and web-hosting and application security providers.
CoreTrace, provider of application whitelisting solutions, has appointed Jim Reiss to SVP of sales, Jim Weakley to SVP of product development and delivery and Ron Clarkson to VP of product management. Reiss will lead CoreTrace's sales strategy; Weakley will run its software development, technical operations and customer support units; and Clarkson will design its product strategy.
Lancope, provider of flow-based network performance and security monitoring, has appointed Mike Potts (right) as president and CEO. Most recently, Potts served as president and CEO of AirDefense, a wireless security firm that was acquired by Motorola. In his new role, Potts will lead Lancope's plans for future growth.
McAfee has teamed up with Citrix to offer virtual desktop security that is scalable for large enterprise deployments. The partnership will allow Citrix XenDesktop customers to extend management of their desktop virtual environments using McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator platform. The alliance was born out of growing demand for endpoint security at the virtual desktop level, in addition to the need to address the scalability, performance and complexity challenges of virtualization.
The IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections Security Group has announced the availability of a free XML schema designed to facilitate the sharing of malware samples among security companies, including Symantec, Microsoft, McAfee and Sophos.
LogRhythm, provider of log data solutions, has announced a new channel program aimed at value-added resellers operating in North and South America. The program uses a single-tier, direct-buy model with no minimum requirements. It offers deal registration protections, strong margins and support services.
Hemanshu “Hemu” Nigam, former CSO of News Corp. and MySpace, has founded SSP Blue, an advisory firm focused on online privacy and security. Nigam also previously served as a federal prosecutor, where he led cases against online child predators and computer criminals.