SOURCE: Fortress Technologies, Inc.

October 14, 2008 08:30 ET

Fortress Technologies Appoints Six New Sales, Business Development Executives

Company Commits to Aggressively Leverage Market Success, Remains Leader in Tactical, Deployable Secure Wireless Systems

LANSDOWNE, VA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Fortress Technologies, a leading provider of secure wireless solutions, today announced it has expanded its public sector operation with the appointment of six sales and business development executives. These appointments will enable Fortress to work more closely with government program offices as well as its strategic partner base.

Joining the Fortress team are Dennis McLain as Vice President of Business Development; Tony Celia and Tony Vargas, Directors of Business Development; Robert Otto as Senior Product Manager; as well as Bill Ruvo and Paul Cordaro, Sales Directors.

"Fortress is aggressively investing in our resources to support the increased demand and interest in our secure wireless solutions," said Janet Kumpu, President, Fortress. "Our progress this year has resulted in revenue growth and maturity, partner expansion and depth, as well as greater visibility and penetration into large-scale strategic government programs. Our success has generated significant momentum for the company and we will leverage the growth to support advanced technology initiatives, mission system designs, as well as leading edge secure wireless solutions for deployable and mobile communications."

McLain joins Fortress from Sun Microsystems and brings an extensive executive background in business development, marketing, and strategic technology planning/implementation within the public sector. Celia comes to Fortress from NetMotion Wireless, where he provided business development and systems engineering support for the company's federal partners, customers, and prospects. Vargas previously served as Director, Business Development at ATT Mobility. Otto served as Director, Product Marketing and Pricing at GN Netcom, responsible for full lifecycle management of a $250M product portfolio.

On the sales side, Ruvo joins Fortress from NetScout Systems, where he was responsible for driving product sales in the federal market. Cordaro comes from Watchfire Inc., similarly responsible for government sales and product consultation nationally.

"As the clear leader in tactical, deployable secure wireless systems, it is essential to continue investing in our resources to maintain our ownership of this space," said Kumpu. "We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our company and welcome these six individuals to our staff."

About Fortress Technologies

Fortress Technologies designs, develops and manufactures products that allow our customers to deploy secure wireless networks that comply with stringent government policies. Fortress provides industry-leading security and wireless technologies that extend the reach of networks, bringing applications and information to those who need it, when and where they need it. Fortress enables immediate "on demand" secure voice, video and data communications virtually anywhere and across all wired or wireless transports including Wi-Fi (802.11), WiMAX (802.16), free space optics (FSO) and Military RF. Fortress products are currently deployed in some of the world's most demanding environments, supporting vital operations that include deployable communications, disaster recovery and continuity of operations (DR COOP), perimeter and border security, outdoor wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless video surveillance and vehicle networks.

For more information visit www.fortresstech.com or call 813-288-7388.

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