STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwired - November 02, 2016) - Protegrity, the leading provider of data-centric enterprise data security solutions, announced today that Shelley Westman has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Alliances & Field Operations, reporting to Protegrity CEO Suni Munshani.

Westman comes to Protegrity from IBM's Security Business Unit, where she was a Vice President responsible for overall operations and strategic integration initiatives. In this role she also led University Programs for IBM Security and was involved in several IBM boards and committees related to hiring and skills development. She also founded WISE -- Women in Security Excelling, a group within IBM aimed at fostering more women to participate in cybersecurity, one of the technology industry's fastest growing fields.

Some of Westman's previous roles included Vice President, Security Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Technology Services (GTS); Vice President, Strategy, IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG); and Vice President and BLE, Security, IBM STG. Prior to joining IBM in 1999, Westman practiced law in Raleigh for five years. Shelley earned a J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Her undergraduate degree is from UMASS, Amherst where she graduated Cum Laude.

"We are thrilled to have Shelley join the Protegrity executive team at a time when we are experiencing tremendous growth," said Munshani. "She will use her talent and experience to position Protegrity as the best partner to meet the needs of our rapidly expanding global customer base and partner ecosystem."

"What Protegrity is doing to help companies protect their most sensitive data is game-changing," said Westman. "Customers and prospects are relying on us to make their top critical business initiatives a success, while partners are reaching out to collaborate in powerful ways to address their clients' data security needs."

About Protegrity: Proven Experts in Data Security
Protegrity is the only enterprise data security software platform that leverages scalable, data-centric encryption, tokenization and masking to help businesses secure sensitive information while maintaining data usability. Built for complex, heterogeneous business environments, the Protegrity Data Security Platform provides unprecedented levels of data security certified across applications, data warehouses, mainframes, big data, and cloud environments. Companies trust Protegrity to help them manage risk, achieve compliance, enable business analytics, and confidently adopt new platforms. For additional information visit

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