Third Brigade Appoints Paul Tsaparis Chairman of the Board

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President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co. joins board of Intrusion Prevention Systems provider.

Third Brigade (, a security software company that specializes in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced that Paul Tsaparis has been appointed non-executive Chairman of the Third Brigade Board of Directors. Tsaparis is the President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co., responsible for all aspects of HP’s operations in Canada.

"We are delighted that Paul Tsaparis has joined us as Chairman," said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade. "In order to be truly successful in a highly competitive global market, companies need to surround themselves with industry veterans who have a track record of leadership, innovation and growth. Paul exemplifies these attributes. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful technology leaders in Canada. His industry and board experience and business acumen will be tremendous assets to the Company as it continues to expand its channels, applications and customers.”

“I'm excited to work with Wael and the team and to help Third Brigade as it embarks on its next stage of growth," said Tsaparis. “They’ve systematically assembled the elements necessary for success -- an experienced team, the right investors, a highly differentiated product and referenceable customers. Third Brigade is capitalizing on the growing need of private and public sector organizations to provide stronger protection for critical hosts, applications and data.”

In addition to his continuing duties with HP, Tsaparis’ other activities include being: past chair and current board member of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC); a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives; and a member of the Board of Governors of the International Institute of Telecommunications. In 1998, he was named a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award -- a national program that honors Canadians under the age of 40 who have achieved a significant level of success. Tsaparis was named News Maker of the Year in 2002 by Computer Dealer News magazine.

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data, and hosts, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade’s is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground up for intrusion prevention, and is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That’s control.

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Kathryn Schwab

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Third Brigade, Inc.

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