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Company news: Mazu Networks names Conklin VP of marketing

»Mazu Networks, provider of network behavior analysis systems, has named Kevin Conklin vice president of marketing. Conklin will be in charge of communications, product marketing and lead generation. He previously served as chief marketing officer for SMARTS, maker of IT fault analysis software, which was acquired by EMC.

»Sam Curry has been appointed VP of product management and product marketing in RSA's Identity and Access Assurance Group. He formerly served as vice president of product management for CA's eTrust security information and threat management solutions.

»Five leading IT companies have formed the nonprofit Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), dedicated to promoting the adoption of best practices for building and delivering secure and reliable software. EMC, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, SAP AG and Symantec are the founders.

»Global DataGuard, provider of unified threat management solutions, and Keneisys, maker of file-level security, have teamed up to create an end-to-end offering that addresses Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. The partnership offers a solution for all 12 requirements, including encryption, network scans, logical and physical access controls, activity monitoring and logging.

»The PowerTech Group, maker of enterprise security solutions for the IBM System i, has promoted Brendan Patterson to vice president of marketing. He formerly held the role of director of product management and marketing for four years. In the new position, he will be responsible for all marketing and product management activities.

»AmbironTrustWave has changed its name to Trustwave to better reflect its presence as a security and compliance management solutions provider. In addition, the company has moved to a new Chicago headquarters. Solutions that the firm offers include compliance management services, managed security services and SSL certificates.

»Application Security, Inc. has announced the release of Practical Oracle Security: Your Unauthorized Guide to Relational Database Security, a new book co-authored by two AppSecInc employees and published by Syngress. The publication — designed for database administrators, engineers, security managers and auditors — provides a how-to guide to securing Oracle databases.

»Finjan, provider of web gateway security solutions, has appointed John Charles to vice president of North American sales. He will oversee sales and channel operations in the U.S. and Canada. He worked for 19 years in various sales management positions at IBM and Carreker, now part of CheckFree.

»IT security awareness certification body SCIPP International has appointed Sean Moshir, CEO of mobile software provider CellTrust, to its advisory board. Moshir brings his experience in the mobile wireless market and will help create awareness and training programs.

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