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Code42 Names Ananth Appathurai Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Development

Minneapolis —

Code42, the leader in next-gen data loss protection, announced that Ananth Appathurai has joined the company as its senior vice president of strategic partnerships and corporate development. Ananth brings to his position deep expertise in the security industry and an impressive track record of helping companies expand their businesses through strategic partnerships with some of the most innovative software and technology companies, including Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, McAfee, Microsoft and VMware.

In his new role, Ananth will oversee the strategic direction, expansion and management of Code42's ecosystem of security technology partners. Working closely with the company's product management, development, sales and marketing organizations, he will focus on advancing the company's position as a market leader in next-gen data loss protection.

"We are excited to welcome Ananth to the Code42 team. He brings valuable experience working with some of the world's leading technology and security brands," said Joe Payne, Code42's president and CEO. "We plan to build partnerships that complement our new Code42 Next-Gen Data Loss Protection solution, while taking aim at the legacy approaches to data loss prevention (DLP) that our customers have said are fundamentally broken."

"I can't think of a more exciting time to join the team. The company's innovative approach to data security is freeing companies from the overwhelming constraints of traditional DLP," said Ananth. "Code42 Next-Gen Data Loss Protection secures data in cloud services, like Google Drive, and across endpoints without the painful policies, productivity roadblocks and costly deployments that lead to failed legacy DLP implementations. Through a strategic partner program, we will have new opportunities to drive unparalleled value for Code42's customers."

In his career as a business development, alliance and partner management executive, Ananth has built significant experience and expertise in helping companies develop, execute and monetize strategic partnerships. In past roles, he has led cross-functional global teams focused on disruptive technologies and service offerings at startups, such as Avecto, NComputing and AppSense, as well as global public companies, including Siemens, Polycom and Tata Consultancy Services.

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