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Baltimore, MD, United States, 2009/10/14 - SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, affiliated under common management with Aladdin Knowledge Systems, today announced that Mr. Charles J. Neral has joined SafeNet as Senior Vice President and CFO. Euronext NL0000400653 GTO
SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, now affiliated under common management with Aladdin Knowledge Systems, today announced that Mr. Charles J. Neral has joined SafeNet as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
"Charles brings more than two decades of technology industry financial leadership to SafeNet. He is well prepared to enhance SafeNet’s accounting, control and finance functions,” said Mark Floyd, CEO, SafeNet.
“As our business and customers span across more than 100 countries, Charles’ international experience, particularly in Asia Pacific, will provide direction for the Company’s continued growth and global operations. His experience with acquisitions will add to the continued growth of SafeNet.”
Previously, Mr. Neral served as the Vice President of Finance for IBM’s $22 billion software business. In this role, he was responsible for global financial planning, analysis, business controls and business development and helped lead significant organic and acquisitive growth for IBM.
Prior to this, Mr. Neral served in a variety of positions across IBM’s Sales, Server and Global Services organizations including executive roles in Asia Pacific and IBM Corporate Headquarters.
Charles Neral commented, “I welcome the opportunity to join SafeNet’s strong management team. SafeNet has a long history as a leader in information security and I believe we have only begun to tap the potential of the Company, its solutions and its people. I look forward to the many challenges and successes that lie ahead."
Mr. Neral holds an MBA in Finance from New York University as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
About SafeNet and Aladdin Knowledge Systems
In 2007, SafeNet (safenet-inc.com) was acquired by Vector Capital, a $2 billion private equity firm specializing in the technology sector. Vector Capital acquired Aladdin (aladdin.com) in March of 2009, and placed it under common management with SafeNet. Together, these leading global companies are the third largest information security company in the world, and brings to market integrated solutions required to solve customers’ increasing security challenges. SafeNet’s encryption technology solutions protect communications, intellectual property, and digital identities for enterprises and government organizations. Aladdin’s software protection, licensing, and authentication solutions protect companies’ information, assets and employees from piracy and fraud. Together, SafeNet and Aladdin have more than 50 years of security expertise in more than 100 countries around the world. Aladdin is expected to be fully integrated into SafeNet in the future.
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