Manny Fernandez Joins OpenNetwork Technologies' Board of Directors

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from OpenNetwork Technologies

    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenNetwork Technologies(R), a
 provider of e-business security software, today announced the appointment of
 Manny Fernandez to its board of directors.
     Fernandez, 54, is managing director of SI Ventures, a venture-capital firm
 specializing in information technology and communications infrastructure
 companies that enable e-business.  In addition, Fernandez is currently
 chairman of the board of Gartner, the international technology research firm,
 where he has also served as president and CEO.  During his tenure, Gartner
 grew from $46 million to more than $700 million in revenue, completed a
 successful IPO and increased its presence as the leading independent
 information technology and research firm.
     Throughout his career, Fernandez has held executive positions with several
 information technology firms and served as president and CEO of Dataquest
 Inc., an information-services company; Gavilan Computer Corp., a laptop
 computer manufacturer; and Zilog Inc., a semiconductor manufacturing company.
     "We are very pleased to welcome Manny to our board of directors, which
 includes some of the most admired executives within the technology sector,"
 said Kurt Long, OpenNetwork's president and CEO.  "Manny's wealth of operating
 experience and depth of industry knowledge will benefit our company as we work
 our business plan and continue to implement our aggressive growth strategy."
 
     About OpenNetwork Technologies
     OpenNetwork Technologies develops, markets and sells security
 infrastructure software to businesses with increasingly large numbers of
 online users.  The Company's flagship product, DirectorySmart(TM), is a proven
 platform for securing Web applications and defining, enforcing and delegating
 e-business security policies across complex relationships of users.  By
 integrating privilege management, Web access control and delegated authority
 into one comprehensive and easy-to-deploy product, DirectorySmart enables
 companies to bring their e-business initiatives to market quickly and scale to
 millions of users without incremental costs.
     Headquartered in Clearwater, Fla., OpenNetwork has offices across the
 United States and partners with e-business service providers, such as BEA,
 IBM, Microsoft, Vignette, iPlanet and RSA. For more information about
 OpenNetwork Technologies and DirectorySmart, visit www.opennetwork.com, send
 an email to info@opennetwork.com or call 877-561-9500.
 
 

SOURCE OpenNetwork Technologies
    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenNetwork Technologies(R), a
 provider of e-business security software, today announced the appointment of
 Manny Fernandez to its board of directors.
     Fernandez, 54, is managing director of SI Ventures, a venture-capital firm
 specializing in information technology and communications infrastructure
 companies that enable e-business.  In addition, Fernandez is currently
 chairman of the board of Gartner, the international technology research firm,
 where he has also served as president and CEO.  During his tenure, Gartner
 grew from $46 million to more than $700 million in revenue, completed a
 successful IPO and increased its presence as the leading independent
 information technology and research firm.
     Throughout his career, Fernandez has held executive positions with several
 information technology firms and served as president and CEO of Dataquest
 Inc., an information-services company; Gavilan Computer Corp., a laptop
 computer manufacturer; and Zilog Inc., a semiconductor manufacturing company.
     "We are very pleased to welcome Manny to our board of directors, which
 includes some of the most admired executives within the technology sector,"
 said Kurt Long, OpenNetwork's president and CEO.  "Manny's wealth of operating
 experience and depth of industry knowledge will benefit our company as we work
 our business plan and continue to implement our aggressive growth strategy."
 
     About OpenNetwork Technologies
     OpenNetwork Technologies develops, markets and sells security
 infrastructure software to businesses with increasingly large numbers of
 online users.  The Company's flagship product, DirectorySmart(TM), is a proven
 platform for securing Web applications and defining, enforcing and delegating
 e-business security policies across complex relationships of users.  By
 integrating privilege management, Web access control and delegated authority
 into one comprehensive and easy-to-deploy product, DirectorySmart enables
 companies to bring their e-business initiatives to market quickly and scale to
 millions of users without incremental costs.
     Headquartered in Clearwater, Fla., OpenNetwork has offices across the
 United States and partners with e-business service providers, such as BEA,
 IBM, Microsoft, Vignette, iPlanet and RSA. For more information about
 OpenNetwork Technologies and DirectorySmart, visit www.opennetwork.com, send
 an email to info@opennetwork.com or call 877-561-9500.
 
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