Leading Information Security Provider Establishes Canadian Subsidiary and Opens First Office in Canada

    Accuvant Hires William Tysiak to Spearhead Canadian Expansion


TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2011 /CNW/ -- Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise clients, today announced that it has established Accuvant Canada Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of Accuvant, Inc., and opened its first office in Canada. The company's new strategic location in the financial core of Toronto, and the addition of seasoned information security executive William Tysiak enable Accuvant to serve the needs of mid- to large-Canadian companies struggling to keep up with IT security as well as increasing national and international privacy and compliance requirements.

Accuvant currently serves 65 of the Fortune 100, 20 major federal U.S. agencies, and thousands of mid-market businesses by providing comprehensive, strategic consulting services that protect data assets across the enterprise while minimizing security risks. The company experienced an impressive growth rate of nearly 740 percent from 2005 to 2009, and was recently named one of America's fastest growing private companies by Inc. Magazine for the fourth year in a row.

"Our tremendous growth over the past several years can be attributed to our highly-regarded experts, commitment to building long-term client relationships, tight affiliations with top security product manufacturers, and the widespread acceptance of our fresh approach to addressing enterprise security challenges, all of which I believe will be enthusiastically embraced by the Canadian market," said Dan Burns, Accuvant co-founder and vice president of sales. "As Canada further strengthens its privacy legislation and Canadian financial institutions continue to acquire their U.S. counterparts, Canadian companies will need a trusted partner like Accuvant to help them navigate in-country and cross-border regulatory requirements, clarify complex security challenges, and implement effective ongoing processes and solutions. I am truly excited about extending our world-class capabilities into Canada and am very pleased that William will be leading the charge on our behalf."

William Tysiak, Accuvant's new country sales manager, brings with him more than a decade of experience in the information security industry in the Canadian market. Prior to Accuvant, Tysiak was the vice president of enterprise sales for Echoworx, a company that manages encryption services for email and data protection. He was previously a country manager for CipherTrust and Intrusion.com, and a territory manager for Network Associates.

Accuvant offers three specialized practices - Accuvant LABS, the security assessment and research division of Accuvant, Risk and Compliance Management, and Technology Solutions - to reflect key areas of concern in the information space. The company's new office is located in the TD Canada Trust Tower at 161 Bay Street, 27th Floor within Brookfield Place in Toronto, and can be reached by phone at (416) 574-5960 or email at wtysiak@accuvant.com. The company has plans to hire several specialized security resources in Canada in 2011.


    About Accuvant


Accuvant is the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment between IT security and business objectives, clarity to complex security challenges and confidence in enterprise security decisions.

Accuvant delivers these solutions through three practice areas: Risk and Compliance Management, Accuvant LABS and Technology Solutions. Based on our clients' unique requirements, Accuvant assesses, architects and implements the policies, procedures and technologies that most efficiently and effectively protect valuable data assets.

Since 2002, more than 3,900 organizations, including 65 of the Fortune 100, have trusted Accuvant with their data security challenges. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has offices in 36 cities across the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit www.accuvant.com, follow us on Twitter: @Accuvant, or keep in touch via Facebook: http://tiny.cc/facebook553.



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For further information: Christine Manesis of Accuvant, +1-303-291-5409, cmanesis@accuvant.com; or Susan Vaillancourt of SV Communications, +1-603-598-8333, susan@svcomm.com, for Accuvant Web Site: http://www.accuvant.com

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