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Commtouch Hires Former SafeNet Executive Shlomi Yanai as CEO

Commtouch announced today that it has appointed Shlomi Yanai as chief executive officer.

Commtouch announced today that it has appointed Shlomi Yanai as chief executive officer.

Commtouch LogoYanai comes to Commtouch from Safenet, where he most recently served as president of corporate development. At SafeNet he led the company’s strategic decisions regarding product and solution partnerships and mergers and acquisitions. He also held positions in the company’s authentication business and two-factor authentication solutions business. Yanai also previously managed the product team of BMC Software’s security division, specializing in identity and password management systems.

Mr. Yanai holds a B.S. in mathematics and computer science and an MBA from Ben Gurion University in Israel.

“We are pleased to have someone of Shlomi’s caliber take the helm at Commtouch,” said Lior Samuelson, chairman of Commtouch’s board of directors. “Shlomi is the right person to lead the company, implement the company’s strategy moving forward, and take advantage of the significant market opportunities ahead.”

“I am honored and excited to take on the leadership role at Commtouch,” said Mr. Yanai. “Commtouch has significant product and market traction in the Internet security space, and I look forward to further developing that, and to meeting the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Shlomi Yanai replaces Ido Hadari, who joined the company in 2008 as a business development executive and worked his way up to the CEO role. Hadari is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

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