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Greig Weir appointed as Regional Sales Manager in the South to increase sales revenues and create channel leads across public and private sectors

Reading, UK – 04th July 2007 – Stonesoft Corp. (HEX: SFT1V), the leading innovator in network security, business continuity and optimised resilient connectivity, has appointed Greig Weir as Sales Manager in the South for its UK territory.

Greig will take up the position immediately and apply his broad knowledge of IT security as well as three years previous experience working with Stonesoft to dramatically increase sales growth in the South and South East. Greig will report directly to Ash Patel, Regional Manager for the UK & Ireland. His focus will be to build on the business successes of last year while generating new end-user business in both the public and private sectors. Greig will play an active role in developing fresh business leads that Stonesoft can hand over to its channel partners, enabling those resellers to develop further opportunities to sell their services and increase revenue margins at minimal cost to themselves.

Greig has over ten years experience in IT Security with an in-depth knowledge across both channel and end-user sales in the UK and Australia. Greig joins Stonesoft from e92plus where he was responsible for penetrating new markets, managing vendor and reseller relationships and gaining significant customer wins.

Ash Patel, Regional Manager for the UK & Ireland said: “Stonesoft is currently building on the successes of H1 (Q1and Q2), so it was a natural progression to develop our presence further in the South and appoint a regional sales manager. Greig has already proven how much of an asset he is to Stonesoft UK over his three years’ experience promoting Stonesoft technologies to the channel. With Greig’s appointment; the UK team is now at 100% in both technical and commercial terms.”

He continued: “The second half of the year (H2) will bring Stonesoft and our partners a wonderful opportunity to capitalise on a growing market with truly exclusive technology. We hope to redouble our efforts to push hard in the mid-tier finance market and benefit from our efforts in the government sector.”

Greig Weir reflected: “Stonesoft has always had an excellent set of technologies combining security with end-to-end high availability. Demand is increasing as more and more end-users are looking to load-balance multiple ISPs to meet business continuity needs. These technologies are now backed by a bullish go-to-market strategy, which can only increase end-user demand and reseller activity. Stonesoft has the capabilities to meet these demands. It is a company on the rise and going places.”

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (HEX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity. Stonesoft is a global company focused on enterprise level customers requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity with low TCO, best price-to-performance ratio, and highest ROI. StoneGate Security Platform unifies firewall, VPN and IPS, blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system for distributed enterprises. Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation has corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland; Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
www.stonesoft.com

For more details please contact Elissa Fry or Sally Forge
Prompt Communications on behalf of Stonesoft
Tel: 020 8996 1646 / Out of hours: 07780 687813
efry@prompt-communications.com / sforge@prompt-communications.com


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