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nexTier Networks

January 19, 2010 06:00 ET

nexTier Networks Announces Kristian Karppi as Vice President of European Sales to Address Demand for Next-Generation Data Leak Prevention Solutions

Former Symantec and PGP Veteran to Spearhead Expansion of Real-Time DLP Security Systems Across the Region

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - nexTier™ Networks, the leading provider of next-generation data leak prevention (DLP) solutions, today announced the appointment of Kristian Karppi as Vice President of European Sales. nexTier is experiencing significant customer growth that is being driven by the demand for real-time DLP security solutions, along with the company's technology leadership to address these demands.

With more than a decade of global sales experience, Karppi joins nexTier with proven success in building and managing extensive international sales networks from leading security companies including Symantec, PGP and key IT vendors in Europe. He is specialized in expanding the reach of cutting-edge emerging technology solutions across the European market and is well positioned to increase nexTier's market share in the region. Karppi holds a BS in Business from Mälardens University, Sweden.

"With increasing awareness of the value of data protection and stricter compliance pressures, CIOs and CISOs have been searching for a sensible network Data Leak Prevention solution that accurately, in real time, can prevent accidental as well as malicious data theft attempts," said Kristian Karppi. "nexTier Networks DLP solutions meet these requirements and open possibilities for small, medium and large companies to protect their data quickly, cost effectively and with minimal impact on the IT administration workload."

Key benefits of nexTier Networks DLP technology solutions for European customers include the following:

--  Accurate real time control over restricted and confidential data
    transferred over email, webmail, FTP and Instant Messaging with additional
    port and protocol support  available.
--  Protection against malicious data theft attempts in addition to
    accidental data leakage.
--  Scalability from 50 users up to large Enterprise deployments.
--  Easy centralized set-up, policy setting and management.
--  Easy cost effective integration into an organization's current

"With several factors driving demand for next-generation data leak prevention solutions, nexTier sees tremendous opportunity to enter new international markets while expanding our existing operations in the United States," said Tarique Mastafa, CEO and founder of nexTier Networks. "The appointment of Kristian is one of the most important steps in nexTier Networks' action plan to aggressively gain market share in this rapidly growing market. Kristian's in-depth knowledge and experience in developing and managing European wide IT vendor businesses is crucial in order to serve our customers and channel partners in the best way in the multifaceted European business environment."

About nexTier Networks

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley USA, nexTier Networks introduced the industry's first semantically-aware data leak prevention technology. nexTier's DLP protects data based on its contextual and conceptual meaning, using a powerful correlation engine and security algorithms to identify, classify and protect large volumes of information in real-time, with unprecedented accuracy. nexTier was named IDG's Network World "10 IT Security Companies To Watch" List and was awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2009 North American Network Security Infrastructure Protection Excellence in Technology of the Year Award, recognizing the company's achievement in creating innovative technology. The company was founded by Silicon Valley security veteran Tarique Mustafa and is backed by a team, board and advisors that include leading authorities from companies like Symantec, McAfee, VeriSign, Cisco, Juniper, GreenBorder, Sygate and Securify. For more information please contact nexTier Networks

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