SOURCE: Catbird


January 28, 2014 08:00 ET

Catbird Forms Federal Team, Establishes Office in Reston, VA

Response to Growing Demand From Federal Agencies to Help Meet Stringent FISMA and FedRAMP Regulations Through Continuous Monitoring, Auditing, and Enforcement

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - Catbird, the leader in security policy automation and enforcement for private clouds and virtual infrastructure, announced today an expansion of its federal government market strategy through the appointment of vice president Bill Rohrs to lead the company's newly established federal group from offices in Reston, Va.

Federal agencies are increasingly choosing virtualized and cloud infrastructure as a means to reduce costs and comply with mandates. Catbird provides policy automation, policy enforcement, and proof of compliance solutions to help these agencies manage the requirements of acts and regulations including FISMA, DIACAP, HIPAA, PCI, and the NIST 800-53 guidelines for federal information systems.

"The federal government business is a big part of our continued success, and we're seeing significant and growing demand," said Edmundo Costa, CEO for Catbird. "Bill is instrumental to our growth in this area because he understands the security and regulatory compliance issues facing federal organizations. His reputation and relationships at the federal level will help us best meet the needs of this demanding customer base."

"The federal government is a strategically significant sector for Catbird," said Mr. Rohrs. "The launch of this initiative and our new office in Virginia will allow us to work closely with these agencies and their security and compliance needs."

Mr. Rohrs, a seasoned executive at Catbird, has previously held positions including chief customer officer and sales director. He has extensive experience with strategic partnering, business development, and capital acquisition. Prior to joining Catbird he founded Pyramid Computer USA, served as a consultant to the founding team of Gridapp, Inc., and was the COO of Netilla.

About Catbird
Catbird brings the power, agility and automation of the cloud to security policy and compliance, with a solution that automates, instruments and enforces policy while providing proof of continuous compliance. Customers rely on Catbird for managing cloud and virtualized infrastructure subject to compliance requirements including HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FISMA and SOX. The company is a winner of four Best of Show Finalist Awards at VMworld, CRN's 2013 Virtualization 50 and SC Magazine's "Innovator of the Year" for virtualization security. For more information please visit

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