SafeNet Investor Information

Vector Capital is a value investor in established technology businesses, both public and private.

Vector Capital is a value investor in established technology businesses, both public and private.

SafeNet: Privately Held Leader in Information Security

SafeNet is a privately-held portfolio company of Vector Capital. In April 2007, Vector completed the acquisition of SafeNet.

David Fishman, a principal at Vector, said, at the time of the acquisition, "Vector is delighted to add a company of SafeNet's caliber to its exceptional portfolio of established technology companies. We look forward to guiding SafeNet and its team of talented professionals through this transition, and to helping the company continue to achieve its goal of providing leading security solutions to both its government and commercial customers."

SafeNet, a global leader in information security, is focused on two significant areas in this field: Data Protection and Software Monetization. The company’s Data Protection strategy allows large organizations to reduce the cost of ensuring regulatory compliance and risk mitigation by providing an effective and easily managed data encryption foundation. SafeNet’s Software Monetization portfolio offers comprehensive solutions for protecting and managing the rights of software products throughout the entire product life cycle.

"We look forward to working with SafeNet and its employees to build on the company's technology strengths and deep customer relationships. We are confident that, as a private company, SafeNet will be better positioned to capitalize on market opportunities and compete more effectively,” added Fishman.

Vector Capital

Vector Capital is a leading private equity firm specializing in spinouts, buyouts, and recapitalizations of established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these complex investments in both the private and public markets. Vector actively partners with management teams to devise and execute new financial and business strategies that materially improve the competitive standing of these businesses and enhance their value for employees, customers, and shareholders. Among Vector’s notable investments are LANDesk Software, Savi Technology, SafeNet, Corel Corporation, Precise Software Solutions, Printronix,, Tripos, WinZip, and Watchguard Technologies. For more information, please visit

SafeNet’s Board of Directors

William P. Crowell
Partner, Alsop Louie Partners

David Fishman
Managing Director, Vector Capital

Jeff Hawn
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Attachmate Group

Louis J. Lavigne, Jr.
Managing Director, Lavrite, LLC.

Art Marks
Managing General Partner, Valhalla Partners

Prakash Panjwani
President & Chief Executive Officer, SafeNet

Phil Saunders
Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, SafeNet

Alex Slusky
Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Vector Capital