Cenzic Expands Leadership Team to Grow Cloud Business
CAMPBELL, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of web application security intelligence to reduce security risks, today announced the appointment of Bala Venkat as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Venkat will lead the branding, overall marketing strategy, operations, and execution to increase awareness and expand Cenzic’s leadership position in the Web, Cloud, and Mobile security market.
“Bala has a talent for combining business, technology, and market trends into a compelling value proposition,” said John Weinschenk, CEO of Cenzic. “He has proven that he can strategically build segments and grow revenue, making him a welcome member of our executive team.”
Venkat’s career began at Procter & Gamble where he spent six years in consumer marketing, product management, and branding. From there, he made distinguished contributions at Sprint, Exodus Communications, Trend Micro, and SAP. While at Trend Micro, Venkat built the SMB and consumer segment from the ground-up, resulting in 75-percent growth in one year. Most recently, Venkat co-founded a mobility enterprise software company, which he led to profitability and a successful acquisition.
“A week doesn’t go by without a data breach, virus or some type of IT security issue making headlines. Web application security and especially cloud security are top of mind for IT managers,” said Venkat. “I look forward to not only continuing to educate the market about real world risks, but to also educating organizations about the tools available for protection.”
Cenzic provides application security to continuously assess Cloud, Mobile, and Web vulnerabilities. Cenzic’s solutions scale from a single application to enterprise-level deployments with pricing models that enable testing of all applications at optimal levels. The company’s solutions are used in all parts of the software development lifecycle, from production to deployment. Cenzic’s unique approach saves companies time and money.
Venkat will be based in Cenzic’s Campbell, Calif. headquarters.
Cenzic provides the leading application security intelligence platform to continuously assess Cloud, Mobile and Web applications to reduce online security risk. Cenzic’s solutions scale from single applications to enterprise-level deployments with hybrid approaches that enable testing of applications at optimal levels. Cenzic helps brands of all sizes protect their reputation and manage security risk in the face of malicious attacks. Cenzic’s solutions are used in all parts of the software development lifecycle, and most importantly in production, to protect against new threats even after the application has been deployed. Cenzic’s application security intelligence platform is architected to handle web, cloud and mobile applications and is the first to provide risk reduction recommendations for business, application developers and specific applications. Today, Cenzic secures more than half a million online applications and trillions of dollars of commerce for Fortune 1000 companies, all major security companies, government agencies, universities and SMBs.
SOURCE Cenzic Inc.