March 06, 2007 09:31 ET

CREDANT Technologies® Expands Federal Team

Leader in Mobile Data Security Adds Six Members, Meets Federal Market Demands

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- CREDANT Technologies, the market leader in mobile data protection solutions, announced today that it is adding six Information Technology (IT) and sales professionals to its growing federal practice. The expansion is a direct result of the company's success in the federal marketplace and supports the government's increased requirements for mobile data security.

"Recent federal mandates are forcing agencies to ensure security in all mobile devices," said Bob Heard, founder and CEO of CREDANT. "As the leader in mobile data protection, we have responded to these requirements by increasing the breadth and depth of the talent on our federal team. We are excited about the new opportunities these six key individuals bring to CREDANT, and look forward to continuing to meet the mission-critical needs of defense and federal civilian agencies."

New federal practice team members include:

--  James J. Clements as a Federal Account Executive, where he will manage
    CREDANT activity within specific named accounts in both defense and
    civilian agencies.  Mr. Clements brings to CREDANT over 20 years of sales
    and sales management experience including executive leadership positions
    with Surety LLC, Pointsec Mobile Technologies, Inc., Visix Software Inc.,
    and InterCon Systems.
--  Donald B. Moran as the DoD/Intelligence Business Manager, where he will
    handle numerous accounts, including the Army, Navy, Marines and the
    Intelligence Community.  Mr. Moran brings to CREDANT 20 years of sales and
    sales management experience in the defense and federal civilian marketplace
    including positions as Federal Sales Director and Federal Civilian Sales
    Manager for Brocade Communications Systems.  His prior experience also
    includes leadership positions at Storageway, Network Storage Solutions,
    IBM/Transare Corporation, MTI Corporation, and EMC Corporation.
--  Diane M. Pearson as a Federal Account Executive, where she will be
    responsible for managing CREDANT accounts with existing federal civilian
    agencies and developing new relationships to build the civilian customer
    base.  A seasoned sales executive, Ms. Pearson brings to CREDANT 20 years
    of enterprise sales experience.  Prior to joining CREDANT, Ms. Pearson held
    executive account management positions at ProSight, Inc., IBM, Bowstreet,
    Inc., Tivoli Systems Inc./IBM, Legent Corporation, and AT&T.
--  Benjamin M. Rand as a sales engineer, where he is responsible for
    analyzing customer requirements, crafting individualized proposals, and
    delivering technical presentations, drawing upon his experience with
    federal compliance issues.  Mr. Rand works directly with prospects and
    customers to execute proof of concept implementations.  He is a highly
    accomplished IT and sales professional with a solid background in meeting
    federal customer requirements.  Mr. Rand's prior experience includes
    positions with increased levels of responsibility at Meridio Inc., COOP
    Systems, and American Management Systems.
--  Alison S. Rowe as an Inside Sales Executive, where she will work closely
    with the entire federal team to develop a solid pipeline of prospects
    within all branches of the government.  Ms. Rowe's prior experience
    includes public sector sales and marketing positions with e-Security,
    Inc./Novell, Citadel Security Software, and Cognos.
--  Robert Rubeck as a Deployment Engineer with the Client Services Team
    where he will be responsible for customer deployment engagements with
    federal civilian and defense accounts.  An experienced IT professional with
    a track record of success meeting federal customer needs, Mr. Rubeck's
    prior experience includes positions with Alta IT Services/EDS,
    International Monetary Fund, Computer Associates, and Service USA.
"The talent and experience of our expanded team -- combined with the strength of our policy-based intelligent encryption solutions -- will ultimately benefit the security of the federal government and the American taxpayer," said Heard. "We welcome them aboard."

CREDANT reported record 2006 earnings attributed, in part, to its success in the government sector. Federal customers include the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and U.S. Army Medical Command, among others.

About CREDANT Technologies

CREDANT® Technologies is the market leader in mobile data protection solutions. CREDANT's secure mobility solutions preserve customer brand and reduce the cost of compliance, enabling business processes to quickly and safely "go mobile." CREDANT Mobile Guardian is the only centrally managed mobile data protection solution that provides strong authentication, intelligent encryption, usage controls, and key management that guarantees data recovery. By aligning security to the type of user, device and location, CREDANT ensures the audit and enforcement of security policies across all mobile end-points. Strategic partners and customers include leaders in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and services. CREDANT was selected by Red Herring as one of the top 100 privately held companies and top 100 Innovators for 2004, and CEO Bob Heard was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2005. Austin Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, Intel Capital and Cisco Systems are investors in CREDANT Technologies. For more information, visit

Editor's Notes:

CREDANT, CREDANT Technologies, the CREDANT Technologies logo, and the Be Mobile Be Secure tagline are registered trademarks of CREDANT Technologies. All other names, brands or products referenced are the service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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