Commtouch Names Lior Kohavi as New CTO

                    Commtouch Names Lior Kohavi as New CTO

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Virginia, June 4, 2013

MCLEAN, Virginia, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Commtouch^® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology
and cloud-based services, today announced the appointment of Lior Kohavi as
the company's new chief technology officer. He will be based in Commtouch's
Israel office.

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Kohavi will lead the company's efforts to drive innovation in its development
and delivery of new and existing services and its unique cloud-based
infrastructure. He will also lead efforts to ensure Commtouch's security
analysis and detection technologies continuously evolve to handle changes in
the threat landscape and outperform alternative solutions.

Kohavi has more than 20 years of experience as a senior technology executive.
For the last eight years, he served as a business strategy architect at
Microsoft headquarters where he was part of the company's malware detection
team and played a significant role in the development of Microsoft's mobile
operating system. He previously served as vice president of product management
and strategy at Whale Communications, a pioneer in the enterprise-class SSL
VPN market, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2006. Prior to Whale, Kohavi
led the development of cryptographic security at Cylink and served as the head
of the Israel Air Force's Network and Operations Systems Department.

"Continual innovation is at the very heart of Commtouch's mission of becoming
a leading provider of cloud-based Internet security solutions for service
providers and vendors," said Shlomi Yanai, CEO at Commtouch. "Harnessing his
broad expertise in the areas of malware detection and mobile security and his
experience in product strategy, development and engineering, Lior will play a
key role on our executive team as we further strengthen Commtouch's efforts to
deliver high value solutions across our diverse partner ecosystem. I welcome
him to the Commtouch team, and I'm confident that his expertise and proven
leadership will help keep Commtouch at the forefront of our fast-paced

Kohavi holds an Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University and a degree in
computer science from Bar-Ilan University.

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 12 global
data centers and award-winning, patented technology, Commtouch's email, Web,
and antivirus capabilities easily integrate into our customers' products and
solutions, keeping safe more than 350 million end users. To learn more, visit

  oTwitter: @Commtouch

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Company Contact:
Brian Briggs, Chief Financial Officer

U.S.Investor Contact:
Monica Gould
The Blueshirt Group

IsraelInvestor Relations Contact:
Iris Lubitch

Commtouch Media Contact:
Matthew Zintel
Zintel Public Relations

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