GFI Strengthens Executive Team With Industry Veterans From VERITAS and Qualys

December 1, 2008

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Three IT industry veterans, with
over 70 years of experience between them, have joined GFI’s executive
management team. The appointments are being made in line with GFI’s strategy
to boost growth of the company, to improve services to customers and to
further develop GFI’s award-winning product line.

Commenting on the appointments, GFI’s CEO Walter Scott said: “Dave, Phil
and John have the breadth of experience that will allow us to take GFI to the
worldwide marketplace for SMBs. They perfectly complement the requirements of
this company and I am confident that their contributions will enable GFI to
achieve its goals, that is, to experience further growth in terms of sales,
product innovation and the quality of services we offer to our customers.”

The new Vice-Presidents are:

Phil Bousfield joins GFI as Vice-President of Product Engineering. He has
held a variety of engineering and commercial roles and prior to joining GFI he
was Head of International Operations for VERITAS. He was also head of
engineering for Insignia Solutions where he was responsible for compilation
and emulation technologies.

Dave Winpenny joins GFI as Vice-President, Worldwide Customer Support.
With nearly 30 years’ experience in the high tech customer support industry he
is widely recognised for his contributions in building robust and responsive
support infrastructures. Over the past 12 years as VP of Support for Seagate
Software, VERITAS and CA he has developed numerous solutions for global
support issues.

With more than 20 years of senior leadership experience, John Wilson will
be managing GFI’s global sales activities. Prior to joining GFI, he was the
Vice-President World Wide Field Operations, for Qualys. Before joining Qualys,
John held a variety of leadership positions with Cybertrust, Ubizen, The
Sayers Group, Winstar Communications, LANSystems, and Johnson & Johnson. In
addition, John served as an officer in the U.S. Army and is a combat veteran.

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

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