Commtouch Appoints David Earhart to Board of Directors

Aug 06, 2013, 08:00 ET from CommTouch

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services, today announced the appointment of David Earhart to its Board of Directors effective August 1, 2013. Mr. Earhart will act as chairman of the Audit Committee and serve as a member of the Compensation Committee. 


"David brings an extensive security, networking, storage, and systems management background and has a long track record of building high performing teams and scaling businesses," said Lior Samuelson, Commtouch's chairman of the board. "We are very pleased to welcome him to the team."

Earhart currently serves as a senior vice president of CA Technologies' North American Security business. Prior to CA Technologies, Earhart spent seven years at BMC Software, where he held leadership positions in regional management, North American storage sales and was part of the team that created, launched and provided oversight for BMC's Business Service Management strategy. Mr. Earhart has also held executive positions with two venture backed firms and a professional services organization. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University.

Earhart's appointment fills a vacancy left by Yair Shamir, who resigned from the board in April to accept a position with the government of the State of Israel. The Commtouch board of directors currently has eight members, seven of which are non-employee directors.

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

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