SOURCE: Kazeon

November 14, 2006 09:00 ET

Kazeon Appoints Craig Conway to Board of Directors

Former PeopleSoft CEO Brings Extensive Enterprise Software Expertise to Guide Kazeon to Next Growth Phase

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Kazeon, the leader in Information Management, today announced the appointment of Craig Conway to the company's board of directors, effective immediately. Conway's industry knowledge and operational experience will benefit Kazeon as it executes on its Search the Enterprise™ vision for managing and securing all corporate information assets.

Searching the enterprise is the fastest growing and hottest area of the Information Management market. It enables instantaneous online retrieval and management of any type of information within a company, regardless of data type, format, or location. This capability has given rise to important applications to support new corporate governance requirements, legal discovery, product and market analysis, information mining, and IT optimization.

"Kazeon is solving the significant information management challenges facing corporations today around decision support, risk management, and electronic discovery," said Conway. "I am impressed with the company's technology, particularly in the area of indexing and search supporting a broad range of enterprise data. Not surprisingly, the company has established market leadership, signed up top tier partners including Network Appliance, Google, and Symantec, and rapidly expanded its customer base. I believe that Kazeon has a huge opportunity to become a dominant industry player and I am looking forward to working with the executive management team and my fellow board members to realize this potential."

Conway has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Managers by BusinessWeek magazine, Ten Most Influential People in High Technology by Computer Business Review, and Fifty Most Powerful People in Networking by Network World magazine.

As president and chief executive officer, Conway has led several technology companies to success. Most recently at PeopleSoft, his vision to develop the industry's first pure internet architecture, determination to expand into new products and markets, and intense focus on execution drove PeopleSoft to become the world's second largest provider of business software. In 2002 Fortune magazine named PeopleSoft the Second Most Admired Company, and Forbes magazine named PeopleSoft one of Five Overachieving Companies.

Conway has served as President and CEO of TGV Software, One Touch Systems, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Salesforce.com. He has also held executive management positions at a variety of leading technology companies including Executive Vice President at Oracle Corporation. Conway is a graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport where he received degrees in mathematics and computer science.

"We are very pleased that Craig, who led one of the world's leading enterprise software companies, has decided to join Kazeon's board," said Sudhakar Muddu, president and CEO of Kazeon, "His experience and guidance during our next phase of growth will prove very valuable as we deliver on our Search the Enterprise™ vision by continuing the significant expansion of our sales, marketing, and development organizations."

About Kazeon

Kazeon is the market and technology leader in Enterprise Information Management. The company's industry defining and award-winning Information Server product line enables corporations to search, leverage, and secure all of their information assets. Combining the disciplines of search, content management, and infrastructure management, Kazeon delivers integrated and scalable solutions for Information Governance, e-Discovery, and IT optimization. For more information on how Kazeon can help your organization handle growing information management challenges, visit www.kazeon.com.

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