RuleSpace Appoints Gary Thomassen as Vice President of Enterprise Products to Spearhead Continued Expansion into Web Security OEM Market

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Security market veteran joins RuleSpace, a leading OEM provider of web categorization solutions, bringing additional security market expertise and focus as it expands its market reach further into the Web security and URL filtering market.

We are extremely happy to welcome Gary to the RuleSpace management team

RuleSpace LLC, a global leader in OEM URL categorization databases and real-time web page analysis technology, today announced the appointment of Gary Thomassen as vice president of enterprise products. Thomassen will drive product strategy and ensure continued market share expansion in the Internet and web security URL filtering market.

Thomassen's career and experience in the Internet security market spans over 18 years. He regularly speaks on security issues at industry events and in the media. Most recently, Thomassen held the position of Vice President, Product Management at AdaptiveMobile, a leading mobile security software vendor. Prior to AdaptiveMobile, Thomassen was responsible for product management and product marketing for MessageLabs' flagship Email and Web hosted security products. Earlier in his career, Thomassen held senior level business development and product management positions at Sophos, ClearSwift, Citrix and Symantec -- both in North America and the EMEA region.

"Joining a market leader that is uniquely positioned for expansion in a new market is very exciting," said Thomassen. "RuleSpace is the clear market leader in powering parental controls and URL filtering for the Mobile/Cellular Network and Internet Service Provider markets, and I am eager to continue taking this same technology into the Internet security vendor marketplace."

"We are extremely happy to welcome Gary to the RuleSpace management team," said Alistair Allan, CEO and President of RuleSpace. "Gary's experience and knowledge of the web security market made him a perfect choice for RuleSpace as we accelerate our expansion into new markets."

About RuleSpace
Since 1996, RuleSpace has been a world leader in OEM web content categorization products and services. Our solutions are used to power parental controls for ISPs and mobile data providers, URL filtering for consumer and enterprise security products, Internet "Safe Search" services, and contextual advertising solutions. We offer a unique combination of comprehensive, fast and frequently updated URL databases and real-time web page analysis technology to ensure the most accurate categorization results for our partner's products. RuleSpace's technology is used in products serving over 170 million users worldwide. RuleSpace is a privately-held company headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. For more information, please visit

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