SOURCE: GFI Software Ltd

February 17, 2006 09:15 ET

GFI Software Board of Directors Appoints CEO Curtis H. Staker as Chairman of the Board

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 17, 2006 -- At the security world's annual gathering, the RSA Conference, GFI Software's Board of Directors announced it has appointed Curtis H. Staker, current GFI Software CEO, to Chairman of the Board of the global software provider. Staker joined GFI Software in 2005, after having served as President of Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), in addition to holding a number of senior executive positions within the technology industry including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (now owned by UGS) and Kensinger Integrated Technologies Corporation.

Jeff Horing, Founding Partner of GFI's sole institutional investor, Insight Venture Partners, and a current member of the Board at GFI Software, commented, "On behalf of the entire GFI Software Board of Directors, we are delighted with the results and the direction Curt has brought to the organization. This appointment clearly indicates our vote of confidence in his ability to lead GFI to fulfill our great expectations."

"I am pleased with the Board's decision and I look forward to the additional challenges this position brings. GFI is uniquely positioned with our technology, employees and channel partners as the pre-eminent single source for network administrators to address their messaging and network security needs. Our future is bright and I look forward to our continued success," said Staker.

One can visit the GFI booth (#2122) at RSA to meet representatives on hand to discuss GFI Software's solutions and how GFI can provide business efficiencies through world-class network security, content security and messaging products.

About GFI

GFI is an extremely attractive solution for the daily business continuity and productivity tasks confronted by administrators in all companies globally. Network security is comprehensively addressed with the LANguard family of products including Network Security Scanner, Security Event Log Monitor, Portable Storage Control and Network Server Monitor. Content security is assured with MailSecurity and WebMonitor while general messaging needs are addressed with the MailEssentials, FAXmaker and MailArchiver suite of technology for Microsoft Exchange/SMTP. GFI is a channel focused company with over 15,000 organizations around the world carrying the full product line. Supported by aggressive web marketing generating over 600,000 website visitors and 50,000 evaluation downloads per month, GFI is prospering in a growing, vibrant market with 100,000 installations worldwide. Founded in 1992, GFI has offices in Malta, London, Raleigh, Hong Kong, Adelaide, Hamburg and Cyprus.

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