April 04, 2007 09:55 ET

eEye Names Kamal Arafeh Chief Executive Officer

Experienced Security Leader Joins eEye Board of Directors

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2007 -- eEye Digital Security®, the leading developer of system security software, today announced the appointment of Kamal Arafeh to chief executive officer effective immediately. Arafeh had previously served as the company's senior vice president of Worldwide Sales & Marketing. Under his management, eEye realized multiple consecutive quarters of profitability, a testimony to Arafeh's focus on tactical execution, business acumen and ability to direct and motivate teams.

Firas Bushnaq, eEye co-founder and Executive Chairman said, "Kamal Arafeh's leadership style motivates teams, employees and our channel partners. His creative vision will chart a new course for the company and his 20 years in security and sales management will drive eEye to the next level."

"Our end goal is to provide eEye customers and channel partners with the most relevant Internet security solutions possible," said Arafeh. "We don't cobble a mismatched set of tools together and hope for the best; we are successful because we build security products from the ground up, leveraging our world-renowned research team. We will continue to focus on delivering market-leading products, increasing profitability and driving global business growth."

With 9,000 customers in corporate and government organizations, eEye most recently announced a free home office version of Blink® Personal Internet Security complete with anti-virus, anti-spyware, personal firewall and vulnerability assessment.

Arafeh brings extensive experience in network security, wireless and Internet infrastructure to eEye. He has held sales, marketing and channel positions at some of the world's most well-known and successful security technology companies including McAfee, Network Associates and Astaro Corporation. In 2003, while General Manager of Roxio, he successfully led the digital media software provider into the enterprise space, resulting in a product acquisition by Symantec. Prior to joining eEye, he was VP of Sales and Marketing of the Americas and Asia Pacific for security vendor Astaro, responsible for more than 100 percent annual revenue growth in both regions. During his four-year tenure at McAfee/Network Associates, he grew McAfee's channel sales operations by 200 percent annually.

About eEye Digital Security®

eEye Digital Security is a leading developer of system security software, and the foremost contributor to security research and innovation. eEye enables secure computing through world-renowned research and innovative technology, supplying some of the world's largest businesses with an integrated and research-driven vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, and client security solution. eEye's customers represent the largest deployments of vulnerability assessment and prevention technology in the private and public sectors. eEye protects the networks and digital assets of a growing network of more than 9,000 corporate and government deployments worldwide. Founded in 1998, eEye Digital Security is headquartered in Orange County, California. For more information, please visit

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