London, April 9, 2001 - Solsoft Inc., the leading provider of policy
management for e-Business security, today announced two new strategic moves.
The first is the opening of a UK office and the other being the appointment
of Steve Cornish as vice president of sales for Northern Europe.
The new UK office will operate as a subsidiary of Solsoft Inc., and is
located in the Thames Valley. Steve Cornish will be responsible for heading
up this office, managing the roll out of Solsoft products across northern
Europe, and attracting new customers.
"The UK has established itself as a global network hub and, as a result, is
a strategic market for Solsoft," said Domenick Lionetti, vice president of
worldwide sales for Solsoft Inc. "We are lucky to have Steve at the head of
this new venture. His understanding of network security issues and his
experience in channel development are critical assets for our expansion
plans in Northern Europe."
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to open up a new market for the
company," said Steve Cornish, VP Northern European Sales at Solsoft UK Ltd.
"Solsoft is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the rapidly growing
demand for policy-based security management."
Steve Cornish brings to Solsoft more than 18 years of experience in sales
and engineering, including eight dedicated solely to the IT security
industry. Prior to joining Solsoft, Cornish was sales development director
for EMEA at Cylink, a world leader in encryption technology, where he
managed direct sales and channels in the financial sectors. Over a period
of five years, Cornish contributed to a ten-fold increase in Cylink's
revenue in the EMEA regions by building alliances with strategic channel
Previously, he performed similar tasks with a number of companies including
Racal, where he managed sales and marketing through out Europe and the Far
East. In between positions he took time out from European travel to provide
sales and marketing expertise to a number of UK companies. Cornish also
spent over eight years in R&D developing avionic and telemetry computer
systems before moving into product marketing and sales.
Mr. Cornish graduated with an honours degree in Electronics and
Telecommunications from the Thames University in London and a diploma in
Business Studies taken at the renound Ashridge Management College.
About Solsoft, Inc.
As the leading provider of policy management for e-Business security,
Solsoft is recognised as a pioneer for its innovative approach and
market-leading competency. The company's product line, Solsoft NP, provides
organisations with the ability to reduce their cost of security ownership,
while improving the overall security of their intranet, distributed branch
offices, e-Commerce, and extranet implementations. Solsoft's customers
represent business segments ranging from high-growth dot-com companies to
the more traditional large manufacturing companies. The company is funded
by several industry-leading investors including: The Carlyle Group, Cita,
Innovacom-Technocom, Intel Capital, Ventech, Société Générale: Asset
Management, Sofinnova Partners and Viventures. Solsoft is headquartered in
Mountain View, California and Paris, France.
For additional information about Solsoft, visit http://www.solsoft.com.
Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey
Tel: +44 1628 400 900
Tel: +001 650 428 2805
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