WatchGuard appoints SafeNet veteran Prakash Panjwani as CEO

WatchGuard Technologies has appointed SafeNet veteran Prakash Panjwani as its new chief executive officer (CEO).

Panjwani, a provider of data protection, was the CEO of SafeNet. Before becoming the CEO, he was the senior vice president and general manager of the company’s data protection group. Gemalto acquired SafeNet in January 2015.

WatchGuard appoints SafeNet veteran Prakash Panjwani as CEO

At SafeNet, Panjwani led the acquisition of 12 companies including Aladdin Knowledge Systems and Cryptocard. He spearheaded the software division’s transformation from a copyright protection offering into a modern software monetization platform.

Panjwani, , who spent the last 12 years with SafeNet, refocused the company’s data protection product portfolio on three rapidly growing markets – crypto management, data encryption, and authentication – and executed product development and go-to-market plan.

Prior to SafeNet, Panjwani held various management positions at Certicom Corporation, Motorola and Telcordia.

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