SOURCE: High Tower Software

May 01, 2007 10:00 ET

High Tower Names Cleve Adams President and Chief Executive

Industry Veteran Takes Helm at Award-Winning Information Technology Security Systems Vendor

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- IT security systems developer High Tower Software, Inc. today named Cleve Adams as President and Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned software and Internet security industry executive, Adams most recently served as President and CEO of PureSight, Inc., a privately held secure content management vendor acquired by Boston Communication Group, Inc. Prior to PureSight, Adams was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for content filtering giant Websense, Inc. where he was widely credited as the driving force behind that organization's transformation from a regional security outfit into a publicly traded global software powerhouse.

Founded in 1999, High Tower Software is a privately held manufacturer of computer appliances called Security Event Management (SEM) systems that help corporate IT departments monitor their network security systems, maintain legal compliances, and identify potential threats, intrusions or attacks. The company employs approximately 60 people and is headquartered in Orange County, California.

"I am impressed by Cleve's track record of helping to take a company to the next level. His industry knowledge and insight will help High Tower become a leader in the fast-moving information security market," said High Tower Chairman Gordon Smith.

In the past 18 months, High Tower's products received a number of industry accolades, and the company has posted solid growth both domestically and internationally. Among Adams' first tasks at High Tower's helm will be the broadening of the company's strategic partnerships and sales channels, and the creation of a worldwide market presence that will help propel the company to a position of global leadership.

"High Tower has a unique opportunity for growth," said Adams. "The company's products elegantly solve the information security challenges organizations are facing today, and its culture of nimble thinking and fast response gives it the ability to keep doing so as the market expands and evolves. I'm pleased to be joining the organization, and look forward to leading it to new heights."

About High Tower

High Tower manufactures information security products providing real-time visibility, alerts, and reports on network threats and organizational policy violations. Established in 1999 with technology originally developed at NASA, High Tower's award-winning line of Security Event Management (SEM) appliances with proprietary analytics, MetaRules™, simplify the process of analyzing and managing large volumes of network and security data. Designed by industry recognized security experts, High Tower solutions deliver a unified security console, streamline security operations, improve attack identification, speed incident response, and help to implement the controls necessary to meet regulatory compliance requirements for information security. Based in Orange County, California, High Tower has 60 employees including regional offices in Atlanta, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., plus a worldwide network of resellers. For more information, visit or call 877-HI TOWER (877-448-6937).

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