»Juniper Networks has named Stephen Elop as COO. Most recently he served as president of worldwide field operations at Adobe Systems, where he oversaw the company's sales, marketing and customer care services.
»Sophos, provider of integrated threat management solutions, has relocated its North American headquarters from Lynnfield to Burlington, Mass. The company has leased an office to accommodate its security lab, in addition to its sales, marketing, human resources, professional services, research and development, and technical support departments.
»Email and internet content security provider Marshal has named Steve Sheinbaum as vice president of sales in the Americas. He will lead sales as well as channel and business development strategy.
»netForensics, provider of security information management (SIM), has named Dale Cline to CEO. Cline has served as president since joining the company in 2004. He formerly served as president of Knowledge Products. Former CEO Dennis Cline will take over as executive chairman and will remain on the Board of Directors.
»Eight data security vendors have formed The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance to assist members of the payment card industry in compliance with PCI standards. The members -— ConfigureSoft, Cyber-Ark, Modulo, Proginet, Protegrity, Reflex Security, SafeNet and VeriSign — also will support businesses by providing PCI-compliant solutions.
»BigFix, which offers IT policy enforcement and security optimization, has named Howard Schmidt as chairman of the company's Executive Advisory Council. Schmidt previously has served as CISO of eBay, CSO of Microsoft and chief security strategist for the U.S.-CERT Partners Program under the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division.
»SonicWALL, provider of internet security solutions, has appointed Joe Levy as chief technology officer. Levy, who previously served as senior director of software engineering at the company, will be responsible for driving the company's technical innovations.
»Deep Nines, maker of network security solutions, has acquired Captus Networks, which creates policy-based intrusion prevention systems, for an undisclosed amount. Current Captus customers will be offered a "conversion package" to upgrade to the integrated solution from Dallas-based Deep Nines.
»Liberty Alliance, a consortium to develop federated identity management standards, has named Roger Sullivan, a vice president of Oracle Identity Management, as board president.
»Symantec has signed a multi-year contract extension with Hewlett-Packard. HP consumer PCs will contain a 60-day version of Norton Internet Security, a security suite aimed at stopping spyware, viruses, worms and hackers.