Commtouch Names Brian Briggs as Chief Financial Officer

           Commtouch Names Brian Briggs as Chief Financial Officer

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Virginia, December 12, 2012

MCLEAN, Virginia, December 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Commtouch^® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology
and cloud-based services, today announced that Brian D. Briggs will replace
outgoing CFO Ron Ela as of January 1, 2013.

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Briggs will join Commtouch after serving as executive vice president and CFO
at SecureNet Payment Systems, a payment processing technology provider. He
brings more than 22 years of finance and operations experience, offering
extensive expertise in profitability building in both public and private
equity sectors, including leading an IPO and over four years of successfully
serving as CFO of a publicly traded company. Prior to his post at SecureNet,
Briggs served in various management roles at Custom Direct , Ashton-Potter,
Ithaca Bancorp (now M&T Bank), and Ernst & Young.

Briggs earned a degree in finance and economics from Cornell University and
completed executive education programs at Harvard Business School, The Wharton
School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Johnson School of Business -

With a focus on operational excellence and strategic planning, Briggs will
lead Commtouch's finance, accounting, investor relations and regulatory
compliance functions. His role is integral in furthering Commtouch's growth
through the delivery of private label cloud-based security solutions
specifically designed for OEM and service provider markets.

"I am extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Briggs as Chief
Financial Officer," said Shlomi Yanai, CEO at Commtouch. "As we continue our
focus on our OEM business and the private labeling of cloud-based
Security-as-a-Service solutions, ensuring strong leadership within our senior
management team is key. With experience serving as a CFO of a publicly traded
company, Brian brings the finance and operations background we need as we
build upon our business. I welcome Brian to the Commtouch team."

"I believe Commtouch is uniquely positioned for sustained growth, and I am
honored to become part of its senior management team," Briggs said. "The
company continues to leverage its powerful technology and extensive network of
partners and customers. In taking the role of CFO, I look forward to helping
lead Commtouch's strategic planning to ensure the ongoing success of its
acquisitions, R&D and greatly expanded go-to-market strategies."

About Commtouch

Commtouch^® (NASDAQ: CTCH) is a leading provider of Internet security
technology and cloud-based services for vendors and service providers,
increasing the value and profitability of our customers' solutions by
protecting billions of Internet transactions on a daily basis. With six global
data centers and award-winning, patented technology, Commtouch's email, Web,
and antivirus capabilities easily integrate into our customers' products and
solutions, keeping more than 350 million end users safe. To learn more, visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including projections
about our business, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of
1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. For example,
statements in the future tense, and statements including words such as
"expect," "plan," "estimate," "anticipate," or "believe" are forward-looking
statements. These statements are based on information available to us at the
time of the release; we assume no obligation to update any of them. The
statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and actual
results could differ materially from our current expectations as a result of
numerous factors, including business conditions and growth or deterioration in
the Internet market, commerce and the general economy, both domestic as well
as international; fewer than expected new-partner relationships; competitive
factors, including pricing pressures; technological developments, and products
offered by competitors; the ability of our OEM partners to successfully
penetrate markets with products integrated with Commtouch technology; a slower
than expected acceptance rate forour newerproduct offerings; availability of
qualified staff; and technological difficulties and resource constraints
encountered in developing new products, as well as those risks described in
the text of this press release and the company's Annual Reports on Form 20-F
and reports on Form 6-K, which are available through

Company Contact:
Ron Ela, Chief Financial Officer
(US) +1-650-864-2291 (Int'l) +972-9-8636813

U.S.Investor Contact:
Christopher Chu

IsraelInvestor Relations Contact:
Iris Lubitch

Commtouch Media Contact:
Matthew Zintel
Zintel Public Relations

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