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Clavister continues its expansion plans with a significant appointment in Asia

November 30
09:03 2009

Web Hosting WireOrnskolksvik, Sweden – IP-based security and unified threat management (UTM) specialist, Clavister has appointed Richard Huang as regional sales director for Asia. Richard will be responsible for expanding the business in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.

Huang brings more than 20 years experience to the role and has worked for some big names in the networking and network security industry including Fortinet, Brocade (formerly Foundry Networks) and Cisco Systems. Huang joins Clavister from secure web gateway provider, Anchiva where he was sales director for Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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This is Clavister’s fourth senior appointment in the last two months and Huang joins Andre Stewart who joined as VP Sales Worldwide and COO, Steve Turner as VP Product Marketing and Strategy, and Casper Seifert as CFO.

Peter Johansson, Clavister’s CEO said: “Huang’s appointment is an important step in our global growth strategy. Asia is an important market to us and Huang brings a wealth of experience to his role which will help contribute to our success in this territory.”

He continues: “In addition to our plans to expand in Asia, plans are also underway to make more significant appointments in EMEA and other emerging markets.”

Commenting on his new position, Huang said: “Clavister has an extremely impressive product roadmap and my aim is for Clavister to become the network security vendor of choice in Asia.

“I can see a huge opportunity for the organization in Asia. I am joining Clavister at a very exciting time as it looks to expand the organization globally and I look forward to contributing to the company’s success in this region.”

Clavister has virtual and physical security offerings and has built strategic alliances with technology leaders such as Ericsson, VMware, Kaspersky, D-Link and SAAB Aerotech. Its customer base includes Terremark, bwin, Hamburg Stock Exchange, France Telecom/Orange, Unibase, Danieli, Rogers Wireless, DGC, Africa Online, and China Power.

About Clavister
Since 1997, Clavister has been delivering leading network security solutions, providing commercial advantage to tens of thousands of businesses worldwide. The Clavister family of unified threat management (UTM) appliances and remote access solutions provide innovative and flexible network security with world-class management and control.

Clavister is a pioneer of virtual network security, and this along with its portfolio of hardware and software appliances gives customers the ultimate choice. Clavister products are backed by Clavister’s award-winning support, maintenance and education program.

Headquartered in Sweden, Clavister’s solutions are sold through International sales offices, distributors, and resellers throughout EMEA and Asia.

Clavister was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche Players quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB) Multifunction Firewalls.

To learn more about Clavister, visit www.clavister.com.
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