SOURCE: Codenomicon

June 30, 2008 08:05 ET

Codenomicon Appoints New CEO and Vice President of Marketing to Drive Worldwide Growth and Brand Awareness for Security Test Tool Leader

CEO David Chartier and Vice President of Marketing Andy Huckridge to Build Upon Solid Foundation of Technology Leadership and Security Innovation

SAN JOSE, CA and OULU, FINLAND--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Codenomicon, Ltd. today announced the appointment of David Chartier as chief executive officer and Andy Huckridge as vice president of marketing.

"Codenomicon's cost-effective and easy-to-manage approach to security testing has been well received by customers and presents a strong growth opportunity," said Ari Takanen, Codenomicon co-founder and chief technology officer. "David and Andy bring more than 30 years of experience building and marketing successful technology companies. Their insights and expertise will help us refine our corporate strategy and accelerate the adoption of our products and services around the world."

Chartier brings 20 years of technology industry experience that includes serving as chairman of Maxware, which was subsequently acquired by SAP in 2007. He has also held CEO positions for startup companies that include IntelliSearch and Computas, and has served as chairman of Active ISP. An experienced entrepreneur, Chartier founded InfoStream and led the company through a successful IPO in 1999.

"Codenomicon is well-positioned for future growth on a worldwide basis, and it has an incredible team of security experts on board," said Chartier. "DEFENSICS security testing software is widely viewed by influential technology vendors as the industry benchmark."

Huckridge brings nearly 15 years of telecommunications and security technology experience to his role as Codenomicon's vice president of marketing. He most recently served as director of NGN solutions for Spirent Communications, a Codenomicon customer. Andy is closely engaged with industry bodies and forums, including the MultiService Forum where he has served as chairperson of the Interoperability Working Group & NGN Certification Committee. He speaks frequently on industry security and telecommunications issues and has written a number of bylined tutorial articles. Before Spirent, Andy was the director of product management for Centile and the director of marketing for 8X8, Inc.

"I have tremendous respect for Codenomicon's founding team and their groundbreaking technology," said Huckridge. "We continue to drive the market through our innovation and focus on helping vendors identify, diagnose and fix security and reliability flaws before their products reach customers."

About Codenomicon Ltd.

Codenomicon makes security and quality testing software that allows you to quickly find and identify known and previously unknown flaws before business-critical products or services are deployed. Our unique, targeted approach to fuzz testing of networked and mobile offerings exposes more flaws and weaknesses than any other testing platform. Companies rely on us to stop the threats that increase liability, destroy business reputations and cripple sales. For more information, visit

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