SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NetAuthority, the device-centric strong authentication solution provider, today announced its executive management team. The team includes Chris Brennan, CEO and founder, Talbot Harty, vice president of product management and development and Jeff Ellis, vice president of business development. The NetAuthority team brings decades of experience in information technology, information security and regulatory compliance, and is focused on solving the challenges associated with mass adoption of strong authentication solutions by delivering a new approach to device-centric authentication.
"Software-as-a-service providers, financial institutions and online consumer services are looking for an irrefutably strong level of authentication that is both affordable and completely transparent to the end-user," said Chris Brennan, CEO and founder. "We are pleased to announce the NetAuthority executive leadership team as we launch our disruptive approach to device authentication that delivers a positive end-user experience, safeguards businesses from fraud, verifies transactions and protects user accounts, all while offering a compelling return on investment. Our team's strengths are uniquely suited to launch our solution into the market and build it successfully into a major industry force in device authentication."
NetAuthority's device-centric approach to authentication eliminates the high cost and low effectiveness associated with hard and soft tokens and digital certificates. In addition, NetAuthority's solution is easily deployable, highly scalable and fully transparent to the end-user, helping organizations prevent malicious attacks resulting from user impersonation and reducing fraudulent access, economic loss, compromise of sensitive data and damage to the corporate brand.
NetAuthority Executive Management Team
Chris Brennan is the chief executive officer and founder, and has served on the company's board since its inception. Mr. Brennan is responsible for the company's strategic vision. In his career, he has lead successful initiatives that raised over $100 million in venture capital and created nearly $2 billion in shareholder value. Prior to NetAuthority, he was with Contactual, Inc. (acquired by 8X8, Inc.), Telesoft Venture Partners, LogLogic, Inc. (acquired by TIBCO), Banter Systems (acquired by iPhraise/IBM), Roamware, Inc., Genesys Telecommunications (acquired by Alcatel), Diamond Lane Communications (acquired by Nokia), UB Networks (acquired by Newbridge Networks/Alcatel), Tandem Computers (acquired by Compaq Computers/HP) and Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Compaq/HP).
Talbot Harty is the vice president of product management and development. He is responsible for the company's strategic technical direction. Prior to joining NetAuthority, Mr. Harty was the chief development officer at Network Equipment Technologies (NET), where he was responsible for defining the company's vision and strategy for new product development in emerging markets; including unified communications, SIP trunking and enterprise mobility. Mr. Harty was also responsible for leading the transition of NET's federal government strategy from legacy TDM-based solutions to IP-based, secure communications platforms, which are now widely deployed as tactical-deployable systems for secure communications throughout federal DoD agencies, the MoD and NATO. Prior to NET, Mr. Harty was with Perfect Commerce, Roamware, Inc., iPrint.com, General Magic, NEC Electronics and UB Networks.
Jeff Ellis is the vice president of business development. Most recently, Mr. Ellis served as a managing partner for a boutique consulting firm where he focused on the security, compliance and legal services markets. Mr. Ellis has also held senior and executive management positions with both private and public companies, including Nsite (acquired by Business Objects/SAP), Extensity (acquired by GEAC), Roamware, DataRover Mobile Systems, UB Networks (acquired by Newbridge Networks/Alcatel) and Tandem Computers (acquired by Compaq Computers/HP).
To view extended executive biographies, please visit http://netauthority.com/about-us/management.
NetAuthority is the device-centric strong authentication solution provider. NetAuthority's patent-protected technology uniquely identifies and authenticates internet-enabled devices and users to thwart cyber security attacks, delivering compelling ROI for enterprise, government and other data-sensitive environments. For more information, visit www.NetAuthority.com.
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