Technology Industry Veteran Takes the Reins of Leading Security Vendor to
Accelerate Growth in 2009
TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ -- BorderWare Technologies Inc.
(www.borderware.com), the global leader in platform-based email and Web threat
protection, secure content and data loss prevention, today introduced Mark E.
Burton as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Burton takes the
reins as the company comes off of unsurpassed growth and success in 2008.
"As the company headed into 2009 the board and the former CEO, Tim
Leisman, came to the mutual decision that it was time for the next leader to
take over and oversee the next phase of BorderWare's evolution. Mark emerged
as the clear choice to lead BorderWare given his track record in the
technology industry," said Ian Locke, board of directors, BorderWare. "Mark's
ability to push the businesses he's been involved with to the next level gave
us confidence that he was the right person for the job. The fact that Mark
shared our passion for the internet security space and saw its future
potential was win-win."
Burton has more than 20 years of operational and transactional experience
involving technology-focused companies. BorderWare will benefit from his
proven ability to add value to operations, stimulate revenue growth,
materially enhance financial performance and build significant shareholder
value. As CEO of BorderWare, Burton will be responsible for ensuring
BorderWare stays on course and continues to drive its current standing as the
premier provider of internet security appliances and web reputation solutions.
"The internet security space is constantly evolving and presenting new
challenges and opportunities. The very nature of the business is exciting, as
it pushes companies like BorderWare to constantly raise the bar and reinvent
themselves," said Burton. "BorderWare is a worldwide industry leader that
provides best-in-class technology and value to its customers and partners, and
I look forward to contributing to its success in both the short and the
Prior to joining BorderWare, Mark was President and CEO of Longview
Solutions Inc., a leading corporate performance management enterprise software
company that he guided to unprecedented financial performance and eventual
acquisition. Previous to that leadership position, he was President and CEO of
Ad Opt Technologies Inc., a TSX-listed company, where again he drove
profitable growth and the acquisition of the Company by a large competitor.
Over the course of his career, Mark held the position of President and CEO of
Digital Processing Systems Inc., a TSX-listed company, and was a corporate
lawyer in New York, Toronto and Ottawa. He has also served as a corporate
director of three technology companies: Truition Inc., Averna Technologies
Inc., and DALSA Corporation, a TSX-listed company.
BorderWare Technologies provides the leading global platform for email
and Web secure content, data loss prevention and threat protection for
enterprises, government and service providers. Its flagship product, the
BorderWare Security Platform, empowers customers to protect against inbound
threats and prevent outbound content leakage across email and Web applications
- all in a single, easy-to-use and high-performance appliance. Included in
both the BorderWare SteelGate network security appliance and the flagship
Security Platform, the BorderWare ReputationAuthority is an in-the-cloud
solution that rejects an industry-best up to 98.3% of unwanted email and Web
traffic from entering the network, resulting in real savings. More about
BorderWare products is available online at http://www.borderware.com.
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