Intellitactics Names Cerick as VP of Strategic Alliances

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Company targets security solution providers and value-added resellers in North America to capture market share and ensure customer satisfaction.

Intellitactics announces the appointment of Michael A. Cerick as Vice President, Strategic Alliances to expand the company's Partner Network. The Intellitactics Partner Network enables selected business partners, technology providers, and solution consultants to add world-class security information and event management (SIEM) products to their service and product portfolios. Intellitactics' security information and event management product suite offers solution partners an opportunity for security-process consulting; and business partners a way to increase revenues by building on Intellitactics' proposition for daily automated value for security organizations around the world.

Intellitactics serves a vibrant global market of Fortune 4000 companies and a fast-growing portfolio of public-sector organizations. The company has experience selling through partners outside North America and selling with high-profile solution providers, such as Lockheed Martin, Accenture, and IBM Global Services Canada in North America. The appointment of Cerick signals an accelerated effort to recruit a select number of partners to expand the Network, especially in North America.

"The addition of executive leadership for the Alliance program is not just about selling more software. We frequently find companies who postpone acquiring a SIEM or settle for logging appliances because they're concerned about their ability to quickly derive value from an investment in enterprise software. While Intellitactics is known for its thorough implementation services, we want to partner with companies that these companies know and trust in order to help them define processes for enterprise defense and compliance with regulatory standards," explains Kevin Carr, Vice President of Global Sales for Intellitactics.

In the newly created post, Cerick will drive the growth of the Partner Network Program and build on the growing demand for Intellitactics' enterprise security management products. "Mike Cerick is a veteran of the security management market. He understands the buyer's challenges, the technology offered by providers of point products, and what it takes to create satisfied customers," said Randall K. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer for Intellitactics. "He is energetic, a believer in the kind of products we provide, and has demonstrated repeated success in developing successful channel programs."

Cerick joins Intellitactics from Global DataGuard, a provider of security risk management solutions for midsize companies, state governments, and federal agencies. Expert in business and market development, Cerick brings over 15 years of success in penetrating new markets, launching new products, and developing high-potential channel partners. "I've seen the success of implementing a hybrid sales model that shortens sales cycles and achieves desired distribution ratios without jeopardizing customer or channel loyalty. That's what I'm here to do at Intellitactics," said Cerick from the company's new regional office located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously, Cerick held executive positions at Scalable Software, Info Avenue, Covad Business Solutions, Integrated Communications, and MCI WorldCom.

About Intellitactics, Inc.:
Headquartered in Reston, VA, Intellitactics provides the world's leading enterprise security management solutions used by security analysts, operations, and risk officers to achieve cost-effective regulatory compliance; mitigate risk by automating security operations, and accelerate incident resolution to ensure the availability of critical business services. Intellitactics' products empower organizations to simplify security and compliance. The flagship product, Security Manager, combines event, alert, and incident management to mitigate exposure to cybercrime, with extensive automated analysis and reporting. A strong complement to Security Manager is Intellitactics™ SAM, which measures security value and features security assurance metrics™ on a configurable dashboard. Other products include Intellitactics for Compliance and Intellitactics for Enterprise Defense. Intellitactics was awarded Common Criteria Certification in December 2004, making it the first software provider to earn this certification as a security information and event management solution. Founded in 1996, Intellitactics is backed by JMI Equity Fund LP and Lazard Technology Partners and is ranked by well-known industry analysts as a market leader known for innovative solutions, low total cost of ownership, and a commitment to customer success. Visit us at


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