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SECUDE expands international presence and appoints new head of global marketing and communication

Ramakrishnan brings over 14 years of  marketing and communication experience across industries from Journalism to Information Technology.

Walldorf, 25 May 2017: SECUDE, SAP partner and a leading data security provider specializing in security for SAP software, today announced the appointment of Ramakrishnan Ramani as new Head of global Marketing and Communications. Ramakrishnan will be based at the company’s Chennai office and will report to directly to Mr. Holger Hügel, Vice President (Products & Services).

“SECUDE is a well-known brand for its almost synonymous association with Data Security and SAP. Its strategic SAP data security solution, HALOCORE®, is evolving with every new challenge in data protection, such as new data protection laws or increasing complexity of machine-to-machine communication. In light of these developments, and due to greater traction among prospects, SECUDE is now in a market expansion mode with a focus on close support for prospects and partners across the European Union, United States and Asia”, said Holger. “In light of this expansion, SECUDE felt the need to have a global marketing and communication head to direct its brand and marketing communication activities across geographies. We are therefore delighted to have Ramakrishnan on board.”

Ramakrishnan is an accomplished communication specialist with 14 years of multi-dimensional experience across industries from journalism to publication to IT. Before joining SECUDE, he led the integrated marketing communication effort of Intellect Design Arena Ltd, a leading financial technology product company. He was instrumental in leveraging all communication channels to enhance the brand presence of the organization.

“Today, data is the most important asset powering industries and commerce worldwide. Therefore its protection becomes a key issue for organizations. While security practitioners understand the undeniable need to protect IP and client information against theft and misuse, it is surprising to note that employees and even decision makers and are oblivious of ‘open windows’ offering opportunities for disaster”, comments Ramakrishnan.

“SECUDE is specialized on data security in the SAP environment, helping clients worldwide to protect sensitive data from loss or theft and to meet legal and industry requirements and guidelines. I am delighted to join the dedicated team of SECUDE and to lead the communications efforts to inform and educate companies about current and upcoming threats and to help cover the security gaps.”

Ramakrishnan possesses two first-class Masters degrees from the University of Madras, and has recently submitted his doctoral thesis in Defense and Strategic Studies. He also holds a post graduate diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.


SECUDE is an established global security solutions provider offering innovative IT data protection for users of SAP software.

Founded as a joint venture between SAP and Fraunhofer Institute in 1996, SECUDE maintained a close SAP technology partnership and became a reliable resource for security solutions for the SAP market with ‘Single Sign-On’ for SAP, which was acquired by SAP in 2011. With a focus on making business process for data protection efficient and automated with little or no user interference, SECUDE’s goal is to provide ease of use while minimizing cost of rollout and operations.

Leveraging its 20-plus years of experience in SAP security and business process know-how in protecting enterprise IP and data, SECUDE launched HALOCORE® as a holistic approach to protect SAP data exports.

SECUDE’s solutions are trusted by many Fortune 500 and DAX listed companies. With branches in Europe, North America and Asia, SECUDE supports customers with the implementation of IT security strategies through a global network. For more information, visit www.secude.com and follow our social media channels:  LinkedIn Twitter and  YouTube. You may also write to us at 

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