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EMEA VP appointed; new UK office opened

Hi-res photo of Ian Schenkel available from Jane Lee, Dexterity

Amersham, Buckinghamshire - 24 June 2008 - Protegrity, the provider of data security management solutions to the enterprise, today announced the expansion of its EMEA operations with the appointment of Ian Schenkel to the newly created post of Vice President EMEA and the opening of a new office in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

Due in part to strong sales of Protegrity’s solutions in the EMEA region, the company has seen record revenue growth each year for the last three years. In his role as Vice President EMEA, Schenkel will be responsible for continuing the growth of Protegrity’s EMEA business by increasing awareness of it’s data security offerings while continuing to build Protegrity’s position as a thought leader in the enterprise data security space.

Prior to joining Protegrity, Schenkel served as managing director of EMEA with AirMagnet, the provider of security, performance and compliance solutions for wireless LANs where he doubled the size of the EMEA organisation and implemented a highly successful distribution strategy. Previously, as vice president of EMEA for Sygate Technologies, Schenkel built a regional sales, customer service and operations organisation and led a team that grew revenues dramatically.

“Demand for Protegrity’s data security management solutions continues to increase rapidly in EMEA and to support this growth we welcome Ian to the Protegrity team,” said Gordon Rapkin, CEO of Protegrity. “Ian brings a wealth of experience to Protegrity that will enable us to continue to provide our existing and future customers with the highest level of data protection, service and support."

“Protegrity is already known for providing innovative data security solutions that help protect against data breaches with minimal impact to existing systems and processes,” said Schenkel. “In partnership with my colleagues, I look forward to driving the future of data security solutions that balance business and operational needs with the risk of data loss.”

Schenkel will be based in Protegrity’s new office located at:

St Mary’s Court
The Broadway
Buckinghamshire, HP7 0UT
Phone +44 (0)1494 618 495, Fax +44 (0)1494 400 324

For further information, contact:

Paul Giardina, Protegrity, +1 203-326-7200,

UK PR: Jane Lee, Dexterity, +44 (0)1273 470199, jane.lee at


Protegrity delivers centralised data security management solutions that protect sensitive information from acquisition to deletion across the enterprise. Protegrity’s customers maintain complete protection over their data and business by employing software and solutions specifically designed to encrypt data, safeguard web applications, and manage and report on security policy.

The company’s singular focus is on developing solutions that protect data. Protegrity employees are security technology specialists with deep expertise in encryption, key management, web application firewalls and security policy in distributed environments. Maximise security with minimal business impact with Protegrity’s Defiance® Suite, the high performance, transparent solution optimised for the dynamic enterprise. To learn more, visit

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