Microsoft beefs up executive ranks of security business unit "Microsoft Corp. is shifting two veteran executives to newly created positions within the business unit that oversees its security initiatives.
The appointments of Gordon Mangione and Rich Kaplan as corporate vice presidents in the Security Business and Technology Unit underscore the effort that Microsoft is making on the security front, an executive with the business unit said yesterday.
"We've seen significant progress in the last two years," said Amy Carroll, product manager in the Security Business and Technology Unit. "But there's no question that we have a lot more work to do to continue to help our customers get more secure."
Mangione, previously corporate vice president on the company's SQL Server team, has been named corporate vice president for security products, overseeing development and support of security-related products and features.
Kaplan is currently corporate vice president for the company's Content Development and Delivery Group. In May, he becomes corporate vice president of security marketing, responsible for planning and marketing security products and features.
Both will report to Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Business and Technology Unit."