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Sourcefire growth spurred by high level recruitment.

Sourcefire : 04 March, 2008  (Company News)
Board level recruitment drive results in Sourcefire hiring experienced industry leaders who are to drive the company into the next level of business development.
Open source innovator and Snort creator, Sourcefire has added John Becker, former CEO of Cybertrust, and John Burris, Senior Vice President of Sales and Services at Citrix, to its Board of Directors.

"John Becker and John Burris have very strong track records of attaining aggressive business goals and we are excited to add them to Sourcefire's Board as we enter our next stage of our growth and evolution," said Joseph Chinnici, Chairman of the Board at Sourcefire. "We are delighted to fill our final two open board seats with such high calibre individuals after a thorough search and look forward to working with each of them and making use of their experiences in guiding Sourcefire from an Intrusion Prevention market leader to an overall security industry leader."

Previously, John Becker was chief executive officer of Cybertrust which was acquired by Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications in 2007. With more than 20 years of industry expertise, Mr Becker is a seasoned technology professional with a demonstrated and extensive track record of success. Guided by his leadership and vision, Cybertrust was a recognised leader in the information security intelligence and services market. Prior to Cybertrust, Mr Becker provided consultation to venture capital and technology firms. Before that, Mr Becker was chairman and chief executive officer of Axent Technologies, a publicly traded information security software and services company. Mr Becker was instrumental in leading Axent from start-up in 1994 to an initial public offering in 1996, and finally the sale of Axent to Symantec Corporation for approximately $1 billion.

John Burris currently leads the global sales and services organisation at Citrix Systems, which comprises approximately 2,200 Citrix professionals and 4,500 channel and distribution partners worldwide. Since joining Citrix in 1999, Burris has implemented an innovative sales strategy that rewards value-added selling; created a team of Enterprise Relationship Managers who support large accounts; strengthened and realigned the Citrix channel organisation; and aggressively expanded the company's presence in high-growth markets across the globe. He played a key role in achieving record net revenues of $1.4 billion in FY 2007.
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