Colubris Networks

Colubris Networks

March 28, 2006 10:00 ET

Colubris Names Marilyn Kain as New Vice President of Business Development

WALTHAM, Mass.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 28, 2006) -

Colubris Networks, a leader in intelligent, multiservice wireless LAN (WLAN) systems, today announced the appointment of Marilyn Kain as its new vice president of business development.

With more than 25 years of experience in business development and sales management for networking, software and communications companies, Kain brings to Colubris the proven expertise needed to drive major revenue growth through strategic alliances, OEM deals and international sales channel development. Kain joins Colubris from Crossbeam Systems, the market leader in high-end unified threat management platforms for network security. As Crossbeam's Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances, she led Crossbeam's OEM, ISV and technology partnership programs. In this role Kain established significant OEM partnerships with 3Com Corporation and SAMSUNG's Secui.com, Korea's leading firewall vendor. She also led the growth of an extensive ISV partnership program which includes CheckPoint, Aladdin, Enterasys, Secure Computing, Sourcefire, Trend Micro and Websense.

At Intel Network Systems prior to Crossbeam, Kain served as vice president of operations for Asia-Pacific, Japan and Latin America. In this position, Kain had responsibility for regional business development, sales, and operations, the same position she held at Shiva Corporation before its acquisition by Intel. While at Shiva Kain led the company's 10-fold revenue growth and expansion into the Asia Pacific region, including the establishment of subsidiaries in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

Earlier in her career, Kain held a variety of sales management and business development positions, including those at Gensym Corporation and Sigma Designs.

"We are very pleased to have Marilyn join us," said Bob Eisenberg, Colubris' chief executive officer and president. "Marilyn brings a wealth of experience in developing partner relationships and that's exactly what we are focused on to drive Colubris' growth in the enterprise and service provider markets."

About Colubris Networks

Colubris Networks is the leading global provider of intelligent multiservice wireless LAN systems for service providers and enterprises. The company's award-winning products deliver seamless, secure access to broadband services and applications while unifying existing network infrastructures, security and management systems. Colubris Networks' equipment is deployed by more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. Colubris' many awards include Red Herring;s top 100 private companies in North America, Fierce Wireless Fierce 15, Supercomm Superquest Award, and Mobile Trax Mobility Award. For more information, visit the company at www.colubris.com, or info@colubris.com.

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