Citrix Appoints New Mobile Platforms Group VP

briandyecitrixCitrix (CTXS) has appointed IT industry veteran and former Symantec executive Brian Dye as the company’s latest group vice president and general manager of the company’s mobile platforms group. In his new role, Dye will be tasked with driving Citrix’s success in the highly competitive mobile device management and enterprise mobility management spheres while improving BYOD security and management.

“Brian’s strong qualifications in security and information management, including data mobility, are uniquely suited to further our customers’ mobility priorities,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, senior vice president and general manager of Citrix’s Enterprise and Service Provider division, in a statement. “He will provide great value to all of our customers, helping them succeed in a time when secure enterprise mobility is transforming how business is done.”

In addition to helping Citrix to grow its MDM and EMM solutions, Dye will be essential in working with the company’s flagship XenMobile solution for the Mobile Workspace Suite, according to the press release. The XenMobile solution is the Citrix-flavored version of a secure corporate file and application manager, similar to solutions offered by AirWatch, MobileIron and Good Technology.

Prior to his appointment at Citrix, Dye spent more than 10 years in various leadership roles at Symantec (SYMC) in product management, engineering, support and operations, including senior VP of the company’s Information Security Group. He has also worked in various engineering, program management and business development roles at Xerox, Procter and Gamble and E Ink. He will be based out of Citrix’s Santa Clara offices.

“As organizations mobilize their business, security and control are top of mind, and IT is increasingly turning to MDM or EMM solutions. Citrix is a leader in these areas and uniquely positioned to help customers meet these pressing challenges,” said Dye. “I am very excited to be part of the Citrix team where I can leverage my experience to help customers advance their secure enterprise mobility strategy.”

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