Tufin Technologies Names Michael Hamelin as its Chief Security Architect

Renowned Technologist Tapped to Maintain Tufin’s Technical Leadership as it Accelerates Global Operations

Ramat Gan, Israel, March 31, 2009 – Tufin Technologies, the market leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management solutions, today announced Michael Hamelin as the company’s Chief Security Architect. Hamelin, a well known security expert, will work closely with Tufin CTO, Reuven Harrison to guide the technical evolution of Tufin’s growing solution set and ensure best practices are integrated into all aspects of design and development. Hamelin will support Tufin’s ability to innovate and extend its recognized technical leadership in the Security Lifecycle Management market.

“All too often, security is an afterthought - end user organizations roll out new technologies for the benefits without properly evaluating the risks, and security vendors scramble to help eliminate those risks without fully vetting their products. It’s an extremely inefficient cycle that is very difficult to get ahead of,” said Hamelin. “What is so exceptional about Tufin is that everyone in the company is committed to delivering superior products that get it right the first time -- an attitude that really shapes the corporate culture and enables me to be successful in my charter.”

As Chief Security Architect, Hamelin will identify and champion the security standards and processes for Tufin’s solution set and provide leadership on strategies and technologies that further Tufin’s market position, extend its technical leadership, and ensure Tufin solutions are optimized to solve business problems. Bringing more than 15 years of deep security domain expertise to Tufin, Hamelin is an authority on security practices who has deep hands-on technical knowledge in security architecture, penetration testing, intrusion detection, and anomalous detection of rouge traffic. He has authored numerous courses in information security and worked as a consultant, security analyst, forensics lead, and security practice manager. He is also a featured security speaker around the world widely regarded as a leading technical thinker in information security.

Hamelin previously held technical leadership positions at VeriSign, Cox Communications, and Resilience. Prior to joining Tufin he was the Principal Network and Security Architect for ChoicePoint, a LexisNexis Company, where he was responsible for re-architecting the Company’s network and re-engineering its operational security processes. Hamelin’s efforts contributed to Gartner Inc. analyst Avivah Litan’s assessment in an April 2007 USA Today article that "ChoicePoint transformed itself from a poster child of data breaches to a role model for data security and privacy practices.".[1]

Hamelin received Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Physics from Norwich University , and did his graduate work at Texas A&M University.

“One of the main reasons Tufin is growing while other companies are either downsizing or struggling to hang on is because we have hired the right people at the right time,” said Reuven Harrison , CTO, Tufin Technologies. “Our commitment to technical excellence has enabled us to deliver products that very simply and elegantly help our customers streamline network security operations. Michael is one of the most technically astute people I’ve met. His experience and skill set is a perfect addition to our team, and we couldn't be happier to have him.”

Tufin Technologies is the leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management solutions that enable large organizations to enhance security, ensure business continuity and increase operational efficiency. Tufin's products SecureTrack™ and SecureChange™ Workflow help security operations teams to manage change, minimize risks and dramatically reduce manual, repetitive tasks through automation. With a combination of accuracy and simplicity, Tufin empowers security officers to perform reliable audits and demonstrate compliance with corporate and government standards. Founded in 2005 by leading firewall and business systems experts, Tufin now serves 300 customers around the world, including leading financial institutions, telecom service providers, transportation, energy and pharmaceutical companies. For more information visit www.tufin.com or follow Tufin on Twitter at TufinTech http://twitter.com/TufinTech.

Elizabeth Safran,
Looking Glass Public Relations for Tufin Technologies

[1] USA Today, “Who's guarding your data in the cybervault?” Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz, April 22, 2007