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Security vet Anne Bonaparte takes CEO job at Solidcore

Anne Bonaparte, a veteran security industry executive, is taking over the top job at change-management vendor Solidcore Systems. Bonaparte has spent time at a number of security vendors, including VeriSign, MailFrontier, SonicWall and Tablus. She takes over as CEO at Solidcore, as founder and former CEO Rosen Sharma steps asides to take the CTO job. Bonaparte most recently held the CEO job at Tablus, one of the numerous companies scratching and clawing for a piece of the data-loss prevention market, before RSA Security acquired Tablus last summer.

Before her stint at Tablus, Bonaparte was CEO of MailFrontier, an email security company, which she led through its acquisition by SonicWall in 2006. Her experience in leading start-ups through their second phase as they look for either an acquisition partner or major investors will come in handy at Solidcore, a vendor that is smack in the middle of that stage in its growth right now. The company started out as a provider of software for companies looking to prevent admins from making unauthorized changes to servers. It has since evolved into a player in the security market, mainly as a result of its role in compliance efforts.

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Congratulations to all parties! I was with MailFrontier and am now at SonicWall, and enjoyed Anne's leadership.