Roundup: Eset, F-Secure, Network1, Tata

- Thursday, November 24, 2011

Roundup: Eset, F-Secure, Network1, Tata

The Latin American unit of Slovakian antivirus and security software developer Eset is launching a new corporate solutions branch in the region, the company said in a statement.

ESET Security Services will be focused on the provision of security solutions to the corporate environment and is being carried out in partnership with IT solutions companies Root Secure and SIClabs, says Eset.

After an initial operations trial in Argentina, the company says it now intends to expand business to the rest of Latin America.

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Finnish security solutions provider F-Secure's board has appointed Christian Fredrikson as its new CEO, the company said in a release.

Fredrikson has been working at Nokia, where for nearly 20 years he progressed through such positions as global sales manager, Asia-Pacific director and director of the operations and business software (OBS) business unit.

The executive takes office in January 2012. Until then, F-Secure's chairman Pirkko Palomäki remains as temporary CEO.

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Marcos Dalla Nora is Brazilian IT solutions distributor Network1's new executive director for the automation segment, the company announced in a release.

With over 25 years of experience in the commercial automation segment, Nora takes over the recently created Network1 Automation unit and will manage the pre-sales, sales management and business development services.

The executive has a degree in electronic engineering from Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial (FEI) and has worked for companies like Epson, NCR and Bematech.

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Indian holding group Tata's board has approved the appointment of Cyrus P Mistry as the company's new chairman, the group said in a statement.

The executive will succeed business tycoon and group founder Ratan Tata in December 2012, when the latter is expected to resign. Mistry has a degree in Civil Engineering from London's Imperial College.

Tata Group is present in Brazil and Latin America through its information technology branch, Tata Consultancy Services.