Salt Security Appoints SVP of Corporate and Business Development

Salt Security, an API security company, has named Michael Porat as senior vice president, of corporate and business development. Porat will direct alliances with Salt technology partners as the company infuses its API intelligence across the ecosystem. In addition, Porat will manage the Salt Security channel partner network.

Porat brings more than 20 years of experience in business development strategy, with expertise in security, infrastructure software and software as a service (SaaS).

Before joining Salt, Porat was SVP of corporate and business development at, where he was instrumental in driving key alliances to solve critical issues and maximize customer value.

Prior to, Porat was VP of strategy and business development at Cohesity. While there, he served as general manager of its SaaS transformation initiative, drove joint ventures and led several company acquisitions.

Porat also held executive roles at Cisco, including head of corporate development for its data center business, where he helped spearhead Cisco’s strategy and execution of venture investments and M&A.

“Michael has a wealth of experience driving growth strategies at both private and public companies,” said Michael Nicosia, co-founder and COO, Salt Security. “We’ve been lucky to have worked with Michael for several years as an advisor, and we know he will have an immense impact expanding our existing technology and business alliances. Under his guidance, we have the opportunity to increase API security awareness and understanding across the industry as we further strengthen our channel program and enable our partners’ success.”

A partner-first company, Salt Security reaches more than 20 countries and has achieved 200 sales and technical certifications through its Essential Partner Certification Program. The Salt Essential Partner Certification Program provides Salt channel partners with technical training about the Salt API Protection Platform and top API security threats and vulnerabilities, including those in the updated OWASP API Security Top 10  list.

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