Total Defense Inc., a provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime, has appointed Saran Gopalakrishnan vice president of product management. In this role, Gopalakrishnan will lead Total Defense in aggressively growing and expanding the company’s world-class consumer and enterprise product portfolio, the company said.
Gopalakrishnan joins the Total Defense team with more than 20 years of experience in the successful development and management of software products and cloud-based security services for businesses ranging from the Fortune 500 to SMBs. Prior to joining Total Defense, Gopalakrishnan served as senior director of product management at Webroot Software, where he led the team focused on security products and cloud services including End Point security, Web Security, Email Security and Email Archiving. Before joining Webroot, Gopalakrishnan was vice president of product management at Anacomp, a leading provider of business process and document management solutions, where he was responsible for building and launching new Software as a Service offerings.
Gopalakrishnan was also previously senior product manager for the flagship Web security product line at Websense, a Web, data and e-mail content security company. He also held various management consulting roles at organizations including PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Capgemini.
“It is an exciting time at Total Defense as we have been making immense strides in building a solid foundation for the company,” said Paul Lipman, CEO at Total Defense. “I am delighted to have an executive of Saran’s pedigree joining our team. His experience and vision will accelerate our efforts to disrupt the security market and deliver on our mission to provide customers superior security solutions that go beyond protection to address the explosion of malware and increasing risks of cybercrime.”
Gopalakrishnan has an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., and an undergraduate degree in computer science from Coimbatore Institute of Technology.