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Clearswift appoints Richard Turner as CEO

Written by Isabelle Duarte
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1st July 2008 – Clearswift today announced the appointment of Richard Turner as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st July 2008. Turner, 38, will lead Clearswift’s operations worldwide. Turner brings extensive information security experience and global perspective having worked in leadership roles across the world.

Clearswift today announced the appointment of Richard Turner as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st July 2008. Turner, 38, will lead Clearswift’s operations worldwide. Turner brings extensive information security experience and global perspective having worked in leadership roles across the world.

“The opportunity to lead an organisation recognised for its technological innovation was just too good to turn down” said Richard Turner, newly appointed CEO. “We have many thousands of customers using our content security solutions, and are ideally positioned to help businesses leverage the full value of their information assets without the introduction of risk from inbound or outbound content , spam and malware”, added Turner.

In June Clearswift won Editor’s Choices Awards from both Web Week & Communications World for the MIMEsweeperâ„¢ Web Appliance as well as a 5 star rating from SC Magazine for their MIMEsweeper Email Appliance. This coupled with the announcement of Smart Web & Mailâ„¢ – the world’s first unified gateway security solution for the small enterprise – further cements Clearswift’s reputation as an innovator.

Turner joins from RSA, the security division of EMC, where he spent the last 12 years, most recently serving as Vice President, EMEA. Prior roles at the company include Vice President, Worldwide Channels based in the United States and Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific initially based in Singapore and latterly Sydney, Australia.

“We are extremely pleased to have Richard Turner join as our new Chief Executive Officer,” said Carl Symon, Chairman of the Board at Clearswift. “The board of directors were impressed with Turner’s experience in our target markets and his proven ability of helping global organizations obtain strategic, tangible business value from enterprise security investments. Turner’s expertise will add further strength to Clearswift’s management team and will continue to drive the company’s growth and momentum.”
About Clearswift

Clearswift helps organizations of all sizes conduct business safely over the Internet.

Our policy-based content filtering and security solutions block bad content such as spam, viruses, malware, spyware and pornography; protect sensitive information by preventing leaks; and prevent time-wasting and abuse by controlling inappropriate use of the Web and social media while eliminating exposure to offensive content.

Clearswift makes it easy to deploy, manage and maintain no-compromise e-mail and Web security across all gateways and in all directions. And our EAL4 accredited military and government solutions protect some of the world’s most security-sensitive organizations.

Our technology reflects twenty years of experience across more than 17,000 organizations with a pedigree based upon granular policy management; easy administration; and the ability to combine best-of-breed security tools into powerful, no-compromise defenses.
Clearswift customers use the Internet with confidence.

www.clearswift.com



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