SOURCE: Secure Passage

December 16, 2008 06:00 ET

Secure Passage Promotes Tim Woods to Vice President of Customer Technology Services; New Role to Further Accelerate Customer Acquisition and Retention

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Secure Passage, the leading provider of Security Analysis and Compliance solutions for network devices including firewalls, switches and routers, today announced that Tim Woods has been promoted to Vice President of Customer Technology Services. In his new role, Woods will be responsible for leading the company's customer relationship initiatives to engage customers and partners while further developing global support and services.

"With more than two decades of deep domain information security expertise and a proven track record of leading sales and support teams to success, Tim is well positioned to lead Secure Passage's customer technology services and further improve our long-term competitiveness," said Secure Passage CEO and Co-Founder Gary Fish. "Tim's engaging leadership style and strong values have been instrumental in growing our customer base. He will play a key role in helping Secure Passage achieve its vision to instill enterprises with absolute confidence in their network security and compliance."

"I am pleased and excited about this new opportunity as it comes at a time when the critical need for Secure Passage's Security Analysis and Compliance solutions has never been greater," Woods said. "I look forward to engaging with our customers to help them overcome these challenging times when IT security is tasked with doing more with fewer resources."

More than 200 large enterprises and organizations have deployed Secure Passage's flagship product FireMon and there are more than 25,000 network devices that are being monitored by FireMon deployments around the world. As part of his new duties, Woods will work closely with customers and partners to further enhance FireMon's features and functionality so that global enterprises can reduce operational costs, improve network performance, ensure security and achieve compliance goals.

Before joining Secure Passage, Woods spent three years at Crossbeam Systems Inc., a company that transforms the way enterprises, service providers and government agencies architect and deliver security service. There he was responsible for technical recruitment and developing a top notch sales engineering team. Previously, Woods was the Security Engineer manager for Nokia Enterprise Solutions, where he managed the pre-sales technical resources and led a team of sales engineers supporting security and mobile enterprise sales. He spent 10 years at Intrusion.com where he managed and supervised all aspects of technical personnel selection and department administration.

Woods served eight years in the Naval Intelligence community and attended the University of Maryland majoring in Information Systems.

About Secure Passage

Secure Passage is the leading provider of Security Analysis and Compliance solutions that simplify and automate the analysis of Configuration and Change Management processes to enhance security, optimize performance, and speed compliance reporting. The company's flagship product, FireMon, analyzes changes and performs audits in real-time, simplifies policy management, and enforces configuration governance across firewalls, switches, routers and other network devices. FireMon is the only solution on the market that can be customized to meet the unique audit and compliance reporting requirements for networks of all sizes while enabling IT organizations to do more with less effort. Enterprise strength deployments of FireMon around the world support more than 25,000 security devices from vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint, and McAfee. For more information, visit www.securepassage.com.