Company news: Paul Stitch appointed CEO at Dasient, plus changes at Plan B and BITS


Dasient, an anti-malware technology provider for websites and advertising networks, has appointed Paul Stich (left) CEO. He will be charged with growing the company's customer base, extending its reach into new markets and increasing research and product development. Stich most recently served as VP of global telecommunication solutions at McAfee.

Plan B, a U.K.-based disaster recovery solutions provider, has launched its service in the United States. The company will sell its product under the brand vRescue through a licensing agreement with Weidenhammer, a U.S.-based IT services company. Plan B offers a virtualized solution that recovers working servers, network and infrastructure following a disaster.

BITS, a nonprofit industry consortium that is part of the Financial Services Roundtable, has named William Henley Jr. senior vice president of regulation and Mariana Gomez technology counsel. Henley most recently served as director of IT examination for the U.S. Office of Thrift Supervision, and Gomez previously worked in the roundtable's Government Affairs division.

PhoneFactor, provider of mutifactor authentication solutions, has partnered with IBM by adding support for the Tivoli Access Manager. Organizations now can use PhoneFactor telephone-based authentication solutions to secure Tivoli user sign-ons.

Steve Adegbite (left) has joined the Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team as its senior security strategist. He will be responsible for coordinating relationships with customers, partners and other stakeholders. He previously served as a member of the Microsoft Security Response Center, where he launched the Microsoft Active Protection Program, an initiative where security software providers receive vulnerability information prior to patches being released.

Catbird, a virtualization security firm, has teamed up with HyTrust, makers of policy management and access control products for virtual infrastructures, to integrate their solutions. The combined offering will provide end-to-end security protection and control for virtualized data centers.

Websense has allied with Microsoft to extend its data leakage prevention solution with Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure technology. The integration will enable organizations to discover, classify and secure critical data stored on documents and files on Windows servers.

SAP and CA Technologies have partnered to help organizations better manage risk in their environments. Combined, the enterprise IT management products from CA and the governance, risk and compliance offerings from SAP will enable organizations to continuously monitor IT control and risk metrics.

Armorize Technologies, a provider of application security solutions, has partnered with Coverity, maker of software integrity products, to integrate their solutions. The product combines quality and security analysis to enable development teams to address software security flaws as code is written, without the need for security audit tools.

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