GFI appoints Vice-President of Product Engineering

March 29, 2007 - 12:00

London, UK – GFI, the single source for network administrators to address their messaging and security needs, today announced that Simon Reed has joined the company as Vice-President of Product Engineering. He comes to GFI after six years as Director of Engineering at McAfee.

Mr. Reed, 37, will be responsible for all product strategy, software engineering and GFI Security Labs research activities at GFI. Prior to GFI, Mr. Reed spent 6 years at McAfee (NYSE: MFE) most recently as Director of Engineering, responsible for the development of the McAfee antivirus scan engine and content scanning technologies. Before McAfee he held a number of technical and management leadership positions at Computervision, Parametric Technology and Linkguard.

Commenting on the appointment, Curtis H. Staker, Chairman and CEO, GFI said the Board of Directors and the GFI Executive Team were very pleased to have Mr. Reed join the organization. "Simon’s breadth of experience and proven leadership in software development will greatly contribute to GFI’s accelerating success. This important appointment aligns with GFI’s continuing channel development and product expansion plans.”

Mr. Reed said: “GFI is in unique position to provide industry leading technologies in the security and messaging product space at exceptional price performance to IT professionals around the world. I am very excited to be joining GFI and I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued successes.”

At GFI, he will be using his experience to provide direction for new technologies and products, to enhance engineering efficiency and to take the product and engineering team forward in line with the company’s rapid growth.

GFI’s ability to adopt key technologies early on has led it to be a market leader. Today, GFI’s award-winning solutions help its 200,000 small-to-medium and enterprise-level customers maintain robust and secure infrastructures.

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