SafeNet Appoints Dave Hansen as President and Chief Executive Officer

  SafeNet Appoints Dave Hansen as President and Chief Executive Officer

  *Proven track record of creating and delivering innovative security and
    cloud solutions
  *Succeeds Chris Fedde who has been a strong leader at SafeNet for 11 years

Business Wire

BALTIMORE -- December 10, 2012

SafeNet, a global leader in data protection, announced today the appointment
of Dave Hansen, an information security and cloud veteran, as the company’s
new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hansen will also join the
company’s board of directors. Mr. Hansen succeeds current President and CEO,
Chris Fedde, who has been with SafeNet since 2001.

SafeNet appoints new CEO, Dave Hansen (Photo: Business Wire)

SafeNet appoints new CEO, Dave Hansen (Photo: Business Wire)

Dave Fishman, a Partner at Vector Capital and a member of SafeNet’s Board of
Directors, said, "We want to thank Chris for the strong leadership that he has
demonstrated throughout his tenure at SafeNet. During that time, the company
has transformed from a diversified vendor of security tools into one of the
industry’s leading, pure-play data protection and rights management companies.
Under his leadership, SafeNet significantly enhanced its market leading
product portfolios and positioned itself to capitalize on the fast growing
data protection for cloud and virtual markets.”

"I have enjoyed the opportunity to work at and lead SafeNet over the past
eleven years. I am proud of all that we have accomplished, particularly the
company’s transformation into an industry-recognized data protection market
leader," said Mr. Fedde. "SafeNet is a company with tremendous opportunities
and I look forward to its continued success."

Dave Hansen has a successful track record of creating and executing innovative
IT strategies and solutions for the enterprise. He arrives at SafeNet from BMC
Software (NASDAQ: BMC), where he most recently served as Vice President and
General Manager. Mr. Hansen joined BMC Software through its acquisition of
Numara Software, a global leader in service, asset, and mobile device
management for IT professionals, where he served as the company’s President
and Chief Executive officer, and was responsible for creating and driving the
company’s successful cloud strategy.

"Dave is a known innovator within the security industry that brings strong
strategic and execution skills, a proven ability to lead high performing
management teams and a successful track record of driving growth for
multi-national corporations" continued Dave Fishman. "We look forward to
working with Dave and believe that his leadership and strong operational
expertise will build upon SafeNet’s culture of innovation and help drive
SafeNet’s evolution and growth forward."

Prior to Numara Software, Mr. Hansen spent more than nine years at CA
Technologies (NASDAQ: CA), where he successfully led the development and
execution of CA’s Enterprise Solutions and Cloud Strategy, overseeing the
creation of the company’s portfolio of cloud products and enterprise
solutions, which helped enterprises seamlessly migrate and manage their IT
across cloud, on-premise, and hybrid environments. He also led its Security
Business Unit, where he delivered new versions of market-leading enterprise
identity and access management solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Hansen served as
the company’s Chief Information Officer, where he was responsible for
implementing the company’s global IT strategy, applications development, and
IT compliance.

“SafeNet has undergone a tremendous transformation over the past five years,
and is uniquely positioned to solve the most complex security issues facing
CIOs and CSOs today,” said Mr. Hansen. “With SafeNet’s market-leading data
protection and rights management portfolios, and the recent introduction of
game-changing cloud and virtualization products, the company is set to lead
the way in securing access and data for the cloud and from the cloud. I’m very
excited to join SafeNet and I look forward to working with SafeNet’s talented
team to further build upon the company’s momentum, and continue to deliver
strong value to customers and drive growth across the company.”

Supporting Resources for the Media:

  *Dave Hansen Biography and Photograph:
  *SafeNet Data Protection Solutions
  *SafeNet Software Rights Management
  *Follow SafeNet on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn

About SafeNet

Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security
companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for
market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet’s data-centric approach
focuses on the protection of high-value information throughout its lifecycle,
from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across
commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and
control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure
virtual and cloud environments.

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