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Tripwire Inc., the data integrity assurance company, has appointed Jean-Charles Barbou as vice-president Europe / Middle East / Africa. Based in Paris, Jean-Charles Barbou is responsible for defining business strategy and promoting Tripwire's offering among large corporate accounts, notably in France, United Kingdom and Germany.

For the past two years, Jean-Charles Barbou was director for Southern Europe and the UK. In recent months, he also spearheaded Tripwire's strategic partnerships in Europe. This appointment is an acknowledgement of Mr Barbou's excellent results in the European market.

Tripwire is pursuing growth in the EMEA area by developing both its sales offices in three key countries - France, UK and Germany - and by building distribution partnerships covering all countries in the area.

"Despite the difficult economic context, the market is responding positively to dedicated security solutions which offer added value on two levels: deeper security and more efficient management of legacy security systems. Our growth is also the result of recognition by several security and network leaders, such as Check Point, Nokia, Sun and IBM Tivoli, as well as the development of a specialised distribution network," explains Jean-Charles Barbou.

Formerly director of Southern Europe at Axent Technologies for close to three years, Jean-Charles Barbou held similar positions at Crosscomm (Xcom), a U.S. SNA router and ATM switch supplier.

From 1989 to 1993, he worked at Cirel (a subsidiary of Thomson) and Cabletron, as Sales & Marketing director and Sales Engineer, respectively.

Jean-Charles Barbou is a graduate of Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a Ph.D in law.

Contact:Ann Goldmann

Tripwire Inc.

+1 503 276 7554

Sarah Hewitt / Nicola Atkins

Strategic Relations

+44 (0)1494 434 434

About Tripwire Inc.

Tripwire Inc. is the Data Integrity Assurance Company. Tripwire software assures the integrity of data by establishing a baseline of data in its desired state, detecting and reporting any changes to the baseline, and ensuring rapid discovery and remediation when undesired change occurs. Tripwire is highly recommended as a Best Practice by many security advisory groups and is featured in the NSA's "60 Minute Security Guide." Tripwire customers include Global 3000 companies, e-business corporations and key public sector organizations such as Comcast, AT&T, Ernst & Young and the U.S. House of Representatives. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore., with offices in Japan, UK, France and Germany, and users in 92 countries around the world. For more information about Tripwire, please visit the company web site at

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