SecureAuth Appoints Joseph Dhanapal as CEO

Next-gen access-management and authentication company SecureAuth named Joseph Dhanapal as CEO and director. Dhanapal has strategy, technology and operations experience, as well as a customer-centric approach to driving growth for organizations.

Dhanapal most-recently served as VP of advanced services with Ping Identity, where he led go-to-market and operations strategy for its advanced cloud solution. Prior to this seven-year tenure, he held leadership roles with TeleTech, CenturyLink, Qwest and US West.

“In a digital first world, with increasing attacks on digital IDs, enterprises are looking for advanced solutions that balance security and user experience; and SecureAuth is positioned to deliver solutions that address evolving enterprise workforce and consumer identity access management needs,” said Dhanapal. “Innovation has been in SecureAuth’s DNA for nearly two decades, from adaptive and risk-based authentication approaches to continuous identity monitoring. I’m excited to join SecureAuth at a time where the opportunity to harness the power of our portfolio and differentiate based on agility and responsiveness to customer needs will create new momentum and growth. Partnering with Vik Verma, our executive board chairman and the rest of the K1 Investment Management team, will continue to help accelerate our growth and category leadership.”

Dhanapal’s appointment comes on the heels of SecureAuth’s strategic acquisition of Cloudentity, and marks one of several investments into CIAM innovation, customer centricity and success.

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