Neocleus appoints Dennis Hoffman to Board of Directors

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Just last month Neocleus hired the former President of Product Management & Marketing at Softricity, Bill Corrigan.
This month instead the company appoints an RSA executive to its Board of Directors: Dennis Hoffman.

Hoffman is the Vice President and General Manager of Data Security at RSA, which is a subsidiary of EMC.

The strong background in security is not really a surprise: the startup leadership comes from well-known security firms like BeeFence, Check Point, Entercept (acquired by McAfee), SofaWare.

Nonetheless this subtle link with EMC is interesting.
Neocleus is about to release its client hypervisor based on Xen (probably beating on time Citrix, VMware, and a number of other startups).
One may think that they are trying to attract the attention of VMware (which is another EMC subsidiary) but EMC swore endless times that its subsidiaries are totally independent and don’t receive any pressure from the parent company. It’s just a matter to believe so.