HyTrust Names John De Santis Chairman and CEO
HyTrust, Inc., the leader in policy management and access control for virtualization infrastructure, today announced that John De Santis, a technology and security veteran, has been named chairman and chief executive officer. Founder Eric Chiu remains as president.
“Going into 2011, security and compliance are the two top enablers for the expansion of virtualization and cloud computing in the enterprise, especially for key industry sectors such as government, financial services and retail,” said Chiu. “HyTrust is poised to move to the next phase with an aggressive plan to grow the business and address customer demand for control, security, management and compliance. John’s operational expertise and market insight will help the company execute on these growth plans and take advantage of the business opportunity.”
De Santis has held leadership positions with start-ups and large international publicly held companies alike. John was most recently VP of Cloud Services for VMware, which he joined through the acquisition of TriCipher, an Internet identity services provider, where John was Chairman and CEO since 2006. Prior to that, he served as CEO of enterprise security software company, Sygate Technologies, from 2000 until its acquisition by Symantec (News – Alert) in 2005. John currently serves on the board of NeoHapsis, the premier provider of governance, risk, compliance and security services to industry and government. He also served on the boards of Tablus (acquired by RSA (News – Alert)/EMC) and Applied Identity (acquired by Citrix).
“HyTrust has developed a highly lauded solution that addresses the security and compliance needs of the virtual infrastructure, allowing enterprises and service providers to have a single point of control and audit,” commented John De Santis, chairman and chief executive officer. “Innovating at an extraordinary pace, HyTrust has expanded protection to the cloud stack – in effect becoming the underlying enforcement authority with a really smart approach to enforcing policy across physical and virtual networking elements and clod portals. With urgent drivers such as PCI (News – Alert), SOX and FISMA audits, the rapid sprawl of virtualization, and the need to increase security and compliance in multi-tenant environments, the company is well positioned to grow in 2011 and beyond. HyTrust is already enjoying strong customer traction in financial services, retail and government sectors as well as major partnerships. I am thrilled to join Eric and his team to further contribute to the company’s success.”