The new channel leader also held executive roles at Cisco.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

September 12, 2023

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Salt Security has hired Michael Porat, previously with and Cohesity, as senior vice president of corporate and business development.


Salt Security’s Michael Porat

Porat will direct alliances with Salt Security’s technology partners as the company infuses its API intelligence across the ecosystem. In addition, he will manage the company’s channel partner ecosystem, which continues to grow globally.

Porat brings more than 20 years of experience in business development strategy. Before joining Salt Security, Porat was senior vice president of corporate and business development at There, he was instrumental in driving key alliances to solve critical issues and maximize customer value.

Prior to, Porat was vice president of strategy and business development at Cohesity. While there, he also served as general manager of Cohesity’s SaaS transformation initiative, drove joint ventures and led a number of company acquisitions. Porat also held executive roles at Cisco, including head of corporate development for its data center business.

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Salt Security Touts Porat’s Experience

“Michael has a wealth of experience driving growth strategies at both private and public companies,” said Michael Nicosia, Salt Security’s co-founder and COO. “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.”

Calling itself a “partner-first” company, Salt Security now reaches over 20 countries, and has achieved 200 sales and technical certifications through its Essential Partner Certification Program, announced earlier this year.

Porat’s appointment also follows the announcement of the Salt Security Technology Ecosystem Partner (STEP) program last month, focused on technology alliance partners.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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