Third Brigade Sees Increase in Global Demand for Host Intrusion Defense

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Recent widespread SQL injection web attacks affecting servers and endpoints, looming deadlines for PCI DSS application security requirements, and increasing virtualization deployments are driving demand for Third Brigade Deep Security host intrusion defense solutions in global markets. Growing channel and sales presence has lead to the appointment of veteran security sales executive, Sam Morcos, to help support this growing demand and expansion into new European and Asian markets.

With his expertise in enterprise security and in building and managing a global sales channel, Sam is the right man to help take our business to the next level.

Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com), a security software company specializing in host intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), today announced that rising global demand for its Third Brigade Deep Security product suite has prompted increased global sales presence and the appointment of Sam Morcos as the new Vice President of Global Sales and Field Operations.

Recent widespread SQL injection web attacks affecting servers and endpoints, looming deadlines for PCI DSS application security requirements, and increasing virtualization deployments are driving demand for Third Brigade Deep Security host intrusion defense solutions in global markets. Growing channel and sales presence has lead to the appointment of veteran security sales executive, Sam Morcos, to help support this growing demand and expansion into new European and Asian markets.

"Host intrusion defense is in a sweet spot in the security market right now, particularly in virtual environments and for those that don't want to add hardware to meet PCI DSS," says Wael Mohamed, president and CEO, Third Brigade. "With his expertise in enterprise security and in building and managing a global sales channel, Sam is the right man to help take our business to the next level."

Since the beginning of the year, Third Brigade has increased its direct sales presence in the United Kingdom and the Unites States, including expertise in U.S. Federal government, virtualization environments, and extensive experience in endpoint and enterprise security. With this new role, the Third Brigade sales, field operations, and business development teams in Canada, US, Europe all report into Mr. Morcos.

"I am joining Third Brigade at an exciting time. Strategic relationships with organizations like Trend Micro and NetIQ are the starting blocks of this growing sales channel," said Sam Morcos, Vice President, Global Sales and Field Operations, Third Brigade. "The technologies' solid track record speaks for itself, and I look forward to driving the adoption of Third Brigade as the leading security software agent for mission critical systems around the globe."

Prior to Third Brigade, Sam Morcos spent 20 years fostering customer and partner relationships in high-technology organizations, with the last 10 years focused on enterprise security. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President, Sales & Services at Entrust, Inc. During his time at Entrust, Mr. Morcos held senior management positions in sales, channel programs and operations, including Vice President Operations, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Mr. Morcos was also the Vice President Worldwide Sales for Klocwork, Inc. and previously spent nine years at Digital Equipment Corporation.

About Third Brigade
Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) best-of-breed host intrusion defense systems protect critical data and applications, including those on virtual machines, from attacks that bypass or penetrate network defenses, and target vulnerabilities in operating systems, and enterprise and web applications. With a high performance deep packet inspection engine, Third Brigade Deep Security detects and prevents known and zero-day attacks, and provides a virtual patch for Microsoft® Windows®, Solaris™, Linux, and other Unix® hosts on physical and virtualized systems. It helps ensure regulatory compliance with PCI and other standards, and prevents costly business disruptions. Unlike others, Third Brigade provides broader, faster and simpler protection. Third Brigade. That's control.

Note: "Third Brigade", "Deep Security Solutions", and the Third Brigade logo are trademarks of Third Brigade, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information:
Laura Maio
Media & Analyst Relations
Third Brigade, Inc.
(T) 613-599-4505 x2238
(M) 613-219-2800

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