SOURCE: BD-BrandProtect

November 26, 2007 09:00 ET

BD-BrandProtect Appoints Frankie Wong as Chief Technology Officer

Recognized Software Development and Technology Expert to Lead Online Threat Protection Development Initiatives

TORONTO--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - BD-BrandProtect, the leader in online threat protection, today named Frankie Wong as its chief technology officer. Wong brings several years of middleware, software and technology design and consulting experience to his role at BD-BrandProtect. As CTO, he will be responsible for leading the product development team in advancing product and solution enhancement goals to support the demand for revolutionary online brand protection and anti-phishing solutions.

Prior to joining BD-BrandProtect, Wong founded middleware provider Avokia, which delivered continuous availability to mission critical applications and databases. He later assumed the position of CTO to focus on research and development of advanced technologies. Previously, Wong founded Frankie Wong & Associates, a boutique consulting firm specializing in business intelligence data mart systems design, implementation and outsourced operations. He also served as a software developer, among other roles in the IBM Toronto Laboratory, and later as solution architect at IBM Canada. Additionally, Wong was granted a United States patent for his invention of dynamic object caching technology and has also filed two U.S. patent applications for the invention of transaction replication technologies.

"Given the growing amount of online threats that companies are subject to on a daily basis, I was extremely impressed with BD-BrandProtect's holistic offering and intricate Internet search capabilities that allow the company to quickly uncover and alert customers to the most severe online offenses that pose a threat to their brands," said Wong. "I look forward to leading the already successful product development team to ensure BD-BrandProtect's solutions are always industry leading and ahead of the next threat."

BD-BrandProtect has the most comprehensive understanding of the Internet and the threats it contains. Unique to BD-BrandProtect is its proprietary technology engine that has mapped the Internet, covering more than 275 million sites, nine billion Web pages and 70 billion links. In addition to its comprehensive technology backbone that detects instances of online brand abuse, the company uses proprietary filtering and human data analysis to deliver prioritized infractions that matter most to clients. With the highest quality data combined with the quickest takedown times in the industry, BD-BrandProtect helps companies address online fraud, phishing attacks and other brand offenses in the most accurate, efficient and effective ways possible.

"As a technology industry veteran, Frankie has witnessed first-hand the benefits that technology can bring to an enterprise in terms of mitigating risks -- in our case, on the Internet -- that can pose significant threats to the business if not properly addressed," said Roberto Drassinower, president, BD-BrandProtect. "His esteemed reputation in software development and other related disciplines made him the ideal addition to our team. I'm confident that he will see much success in ensuring that our technology initiatives exceed current and prospective customers' online threat protection needs."

About BD-BrandProtect (www.bdbrandprotect.com)

BD-BrandProtect, the leader in online threat protection, empowers organizations to gain control over how they are represented online. The company's services help organizations detect, uncover and take down online threats to their brands, such as phishing, fraud, copyright infringement, web traffic diversion and more. By combining advanced technology and around the clock human analysis, BD-BrandProtect filters, reports and takes action on the threats that present the most risk to a brand. The company has relationships with more than 2,000 Internet Service Providers globally that account for more than 85 percent of the traffic flowing across the Internet. Founded in 2001, BD-BrandProtect is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in the United States, Singapore and London. For more information, visit www.bdbrandprotect.com.

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