GFI Software Board of Directors Appoints CEO Curtis H. Staker as Chairman of the Board

February 15, 2006 - 12:00

GFI Software Board of Directors Appoints CEO Curtis H. Staker as Chairman of the Board


,San Jose, California –At the security world’s annual gathering, the RSA Conference, GFI Software’s Board of Directors announced it has appointed Curtis H. Staker, current GFI Software CEO, to Chairman of the Board of the global software provider. Staker joined GFI Software in 2005, after having served as President of Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN),  in addition to holding a number of senior executive positions within the technology industry including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (now owned by UGS) and Kensinger Integrated Technologies Corporation.

Jeff Horing, Founding Partner of GFI’s sole institutional investor, Insight Venture Partners, and a current member of the Board at GFI Software, commented, “On behalf of the entire GFI Software Board of Directors, we are delighted with the results and the direction Curt has brought to the organization. This appointment clearly indicates our vote of confidence in his ability to lead GFI to fulfill our great expectations.”

“I am pleased with the Board’s decision and I look forward to the additional challenges this position brings. GFI is uniquely positioned with our technology, employees and channel partners as the pre-eminent single source for network administrators to address their messaging and network security needs. Our future is bright and I look forward to our continued success,” said Staker.

One can visit the GFI booth (#2122) at RSA to meet representatives on hand to discuss GFI Software’s solutions and how GFI can provide business efficiencies through world-class network security, content security and messaging products.

About GFI
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. GFI has offices in the US, Malta, UK, Hong Kong and Australia which support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners worldwide. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at http://www.gfi.com.