BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today eSoft, a leading provider of integrated network security solutions, announced it has appointed Bud Michael to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer.
An industry executive with over 30 years experience, Mr. Michael brings to eSoft the depth of experience, perspectives and leadership to lead eSoft during this phase of technological innovation and rapid growth. "I'm thrilled to be joining such a dynamic company and great team. eSoft's UTM products are rated as the best in the industry and the company has many exciting innovative and yet easy to deploy solutions to serve the needs of the virtual and connected world," said Mr. Michael.
Michael recently led other successful growing, mature and venture backed companies in similar roles including CEO of Availigent and Biz360. He has held several executive management positions at leading public and private companies and has helped lead the growth of these ventures by providing solutions to solve the needs of both network and enterprise computing.
The company also announced the addition of Patrick McCamley as a director on the company's board of directors, joining Bud Michael, Mike Donnell, John Helson, and Gary Jacobs. Mr. McCamley is a Managing Director of Skyline Partners, a strategy consulting firm serving technology companies, and was previously an executive with Civitium and Siemens.
eSoft (www.esoft.com) is a leading provider of integrated network security solutions offering organizations protection from dynamic Internet-based threats. eSoft's award winning InstaGate and ThreatWall platforms offer high-performance Deep Packet Inspection security services including firewall, UTM, complete email security, and web filtering and security with an easy to configure and manage user interface. eSoft's solutions provide IT managers with simplicity and flexibility when deploying and managing network security. The eSoft solutions place fewer demands on the time and security expertise of IT staff lowering the total cost of providing compliant and robust network security.
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