Enterprise cloud storage firm Box has hired former Symantec CEO Enrique Salem to serve a special advisor to the firm.
Box CEO Aaron Levie announced the hire in a blog post, in which he explained that Salem’s security credentials would help further strengthen the firm’s position in the market when talking to major corporate customers.
“At Box, Enrique will work closely with Box’s executive team, its global network of customers and partner ecosystem to innovate and advance a new model for cloud security,” he wrote.
“Enrique and I got to know each other over the past few months and it became obvious that he could help us as we continue to deliver our platform to the world’s largest enterprises.”
Levie said having Salem on board would ensure the firm maintained its ability to serve firms in the new era of IT by staying aware of the latest threats they face and the capabilities they need.
"We’re looking forward to working with Enrique as we continue to both build out the ecosystem around Box, as well as introduce more capabilities into our products and platform."
Salem left Symantec in July 2012 following poor financial performance at the company. Salem had previously served as the chief executive of Brightmail, until it was acquired by Symantec in 2004.
The job at Box is another notable role for Salem, as he already holds positions on the boards of security vendors FireEye and ForeScout, and also serves on Barack Obama's President's Management Advisory Board.
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