SOURCE: Xceedium, Inc.

Xceedium, Inc.

February 17, 2010 08:00 ET

Xceedium Appoints Jay Zimmet as Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Security Industry Veteran Joins Leading Provider of Identity-Based Access Control Solutions

JERSEY CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - Xceedium, Inc., the leading provider of Identity-Based Access Control solutions, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Jay Zimmet as Executive Vice President of Global Sales. Zimmet, who brings more than 20 years of experience in network security sales to Xceedium, will be responsible for driving the company's sales revenues.

Zimmet joins Xceedium after serving as Vice President, North American Sales for Verizon Business' Security Products and Services group. During his tenure at Verizon Business he increased Managed Security Service and Professional Security Service revenue by 200% and generated an exponential increase in revenue and margin generated per sale. Prior to Verizon Business, Zimmet was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at NetSec Inc., a provider of managed security services which was acquired by Verizon Business. While at NetSec, Zimmet spearheaded a global sales team that closed more than one hundred (100) blue chip customer accounts.

Prior to NetSec, Zimmet headed up worldwide sales for Sanctum Inc., a provider of web application security tools. At Sanctum he played an instrumental role in establishing the company's domestic and international presence, developing and implementing business plans, and staffing models for all direct and channel sales.

Zimmet's demonstrated success in opening new markets and launching products across multiple market segments, and his long-standing relationships within Fortune 2000 companies, federal agencies and state government, will provide Xceedium with a strategic competitive advantage.

"We are entering an exciting period of expansion at Xceedium and Jay's proven security and networking industry track record of driving sustained growth makes him the ideal choice to lead this phase," said Dave Olander, President & CEO of Xceedium. "His background in managed services will accelerate our penetration into that market, which is a huge growth area for us. His proficiency selling into both the federal and commercial markets makes him a true standout and an invaluable addition to the management team. We look forward to working with Jay as we accelerate our market adoption and establish Xceedium GateKeeper as the de-facto standard for Identity-Based Access Control."

By using Xceedium GateKeeper's Identity-Based Access Control solution to enforce fine-grained network level control, organizations' critical assets are now protected from malicious and unintentional exploits, whether the user is from outside or within the organization. Leading enterprises and government agencies rely on the Xceedium GateKeeper appliance to enforce access policies, monitor individual user sessions, record activities, and provide concise reports necessary for audit and compliance.

"Managing access in today's highly dynamic network environments is already a challenge. When you add numerous compliance requirements into the mix security managers need to be able to demonstrate that they not only can manage, but can control and enforce access policies as well," said Zimmet. "With CIOs increasingly looking to MSSP providers as a way to streamline IT operations, Xceedium's Identity-Based Access Control will enable them to reap the operational benefits of these models without sacrificing their security or compliance posture."

About Xceedium

Not all "Access Control" is equal. With the Xceedium GateKeeper you can enforce policy, ensure compliance and audit by identity. You can do this for vendors, contractors and privileged employees.

Xceedium Inc. is the leading provider of Identity-Based Access Control solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of controlling and tracking users by consolidating and enforcing role-and user-based access policies to demonstrate compliance and decrease business risk. Employing unique and patent-pending technologies, the Xceedium GateKeeper line of hardened appliances enables organizations to extend access to vendors, contractors and privileged users while safeguarding business critical assets and meeting compliance requirements.

The Xceedium GateKeeper does this by monitoring individual user sessions, recording user activities and providing concise reports necessary for audit and compliance. The Xceedium GateKeeper's key differentiator lies in its ability to enforce policy based on the user's explicit privileges. It is deployed in the largest enterprise, government and SMB environments. An ever-expanding client base includes household names in financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, MSP and other key verticals.

Xceedium has been honored with a number of prestigious industry awards, including recognition by Forrester Research as a "Hot Company to Watch," by Gartner, Inc. as a "Cool Vendor in Infrastructure Protection 2009," and by Red Herring as a "Top 100 Global Company." For more information, visit, or email to

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