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-Sophos, provider of integrated threat management solutions, has appointed Paul Smolinski to CFO of global operations. Smolinski will develop and implement the company's IPO and investor relations strategies. He also will drive growth through mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Sophos, Smolinski held roles at The Innovation Group and Compaq.

-Toby Weiss has been appointed president and CEO of Application Security Inc. (AppSecInc.), provider of database security. Weiss, who most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of the Security Management business unit at CA, takes over for Jack Hembrough, who will become chairman of the board at AppSecInc.

-RSA, the security division of EMC, has partnered with CipherOptics, maker of network encryption solutions. The two companies will work together to deliver key management functionality and data protection.

-Vidient Systems, developer of behavior recognition and video analytics software, named Steven Goldberg president and CEO. He replaces Brooks McChesney, the founder of Vidient, who becomes executive vice president. Goldberg will be charged with expanding the company's target markets.

-Perimeter eSecurity, provider of on-demand managed network security, has acquired Message Secure, which delivers managed IT security services to banks. The merger will add more than 200 customers to Perimeter's clientele and improve its email security and compliance solutions.

-Bilhar (Bill) Mann has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of CA's security management business unit. He will be charged with building out the company's portfolio of security management products and ensuring they integrate with CA's other IT management solutions. Prior to joining CA in 2003, Mann was director of product management at Volera, a majority-owned subsidiary of Novell.

-Cisco has acquired XML gateway provider Reactivity for $135 million. The move signifies a growing consolidation for the XML and web services market and is indicative of the growth of service-oriented architecture.

-Bharosa, a global provider of real-time fraud detection and multifactor authentication solutions, is joining other members of the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) to advance information security initiatives aimed at protecting against identity theft and fraud. Dan Schutzer, executive director of FSTC, joins Bharosa's advisory board.

-Fortiva, provider of on-demand email archiving, has named Eric Goodwin CEO. Goodwin, who has served as chairman since 2003, is coming out of retirement to take the position. With 40+ years of industry experience, he will be responsible for strategic direction and management.

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