Stonesoft Adds VP Sales to U.S. Team

  Stonesoft Adds VP Sales to U.S. Team

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- February 20, 2013

Stonesoft, the network security vendor, today announced the addition of Chris
Townsend as Vice President of Sales for Federal and Mid-Atlantic. Townsend is
responsible for Stonesoft’s growth and integrated business plan for the
Federal and Mid-Atlantic Enterprise markets.

“Chris brings extensive knowledge in federal computing, cyber security, and
networking to the Stonesoft North America management team. He represents the
right combination of technology, business, and channel expertise required to
support our rapid growth plans,” says Richard Benigno, Senior Vice President
of Stonesoft North America.

Townsend previously held senior sales leadership positions at Cisco Systems
managing Cisco’s Federal Civilian Region and worked with accounts such as VA,
Military Health, NASA, DOE, FAA, and others. Previously, he also held senior
sales positions at CheckPoint Software, and Network Associates (now McAfee).

“Government organizations require stronger and smarter security solutions and
Stonesoft is one of the few vendors capable of meeting those demands,” says
Townsend. “The significant investment that Stonesoft is making in cyber
security solutions matches the future roadmap of both government and
commercial entities.”

Based in Washington, D.C., Townsend says his main focus is building a seasoned
sales team and channel partners that are focused on cyber security solutions.

Townsend is committed to the support of returning veterans, especially those
with disabilities, and volunteers annually at the VA Winter Sports Clinic,
Wheel Chair games, and Summer Sports Clinic. Townsend holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the State University of New York,

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and
customer driven network security solutions that secure the information flow
and simplify security management. The company’s product portfolio consists of
the industry’s first transformable Security Engine, standalone next generation
firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core
lies Stonesoft’s Management Center which unifies the management of entire

Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high
availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and protection
of their critical digital assets and business continuity against today’s
rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a recognized researcher of
advanced evasion techniques used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass security.
Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low
TCO, ease of management, and overall customer excellence. Stonesoft’s customer
base covers more than 6,500 mid- or large-sized organizations across various
industries and geographical markets.

Founded in 1990, the company’s track record is well recognized by certifiers,
industry analysts and demanding customers. The company’s corporate
headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American headquarters in
Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit


Stonesoft Corporate Contact:
Jeff Anderson, 972-215-8088
Stonesoft Media Contact:
Dominic Weeks, 617-779-1816
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