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Secure Computing Names Daniel Ryan Chief Executive Officer

  • 17 July, 2008 08:04

<p>Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced the appointment of Daniel Ryan to the permanent role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).</p>
<p>Mr. Ryan joined Secure Computing in August, 2007 as president and Chief Operating Officer responsible for Worldwide Sales, Marketing, and Product Development. Since April of 2008, Mr. Ryan has served as interim CEO while the Secure Computing Board of Directors conducted a formal search for a permanent CEO.</p>
<p>Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Secure Computing said, “After an extensive outside search, we have concluded that Dan Ryan is simply the best candidate for the job. Dan is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of helping technology companies achieve their full potential.”</p>
<p>Scott continued, “Since joining Secure Computing as president and Chief Operating Officer less than a year ago, Dan has focused the company on its core enterprise security business and aligned resources behind the most substantial growth opportunities of web, mail and application security in the Web 2.0 world. Dan has already demonstrated a strong emphasis and track record on execution at Secure, and we’re anxious to see the momentum he’s created continue.”</p>
<p>"I am very excited about this new opportunity at Secure and I am looking forward to realising the company’s potential in this new position. I believe that Secure Computing remains substantially ahead of its competitors with a best-in-class product and solution portfolio, underscored by an innovative vision that incorporates everything from technologies like a world-class global reputation system to inventive delivery methods such as our hybrid delivery architecture,” said Mr. Ryan. “The gateway security market represents a significant, high-growth opportunity, and I am very excited to be working with a strong franchise of existing customers and partners to realise that opportunity.”</p>
<p>Mr. Ryan will retain his title as President of Secure Computing and will also remain on the company’s Board of Directors.</p>
<p>Mr. Ryan joined Secure Computing from Oracle Corporation, the world's largest enterprise software company, where he served as senior vice president, Enterprise Content Management Products. Prior to the US$440 million acquisition of Stellent by Oracle in December 2006, Ryan held the position of COO there, where he was instrumental in leading the organisation from the position of a niche enterprise software company to a leader in Enterprise Content Management. He held additional roles as well over his eight-year tenure at Stellent, including executive vice president of Marketing and Business Development, with additional responsibility over Product Management and Strategic Partnerships and Alliances. He also led the company's corporate development activities and numerous acquisitions. Prior to Stellent, he served as vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Foglight Software, which was acquired by Quest Software.</p>
<p>About Secure Computing Corporation
Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 22,000 global customers, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,000 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see http://www.securecomputing.com.</p>

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