BorderWare Introduces Mark E. Burton As CEO

Burton has more than 20 years of operational and transactional experience involving technology-focused companies

January 21, 2009

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TORONTO (January 20, 2009) - BorderWare Technologies Inc. (, the global leader in platform-based email and Web threat protection, secure content and data loss prevention, today introduced Mark E. Burton as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Burton takes the reins as the company comes off of unsurpassed growth and success in 2008.

"As the company headed into 2009 the board and the former CEO, Tim Leisman, came to the mutual decision that it was time for the next leader to take over and oversee the next phase of BorderWare's evolution. Mark emerged as the clear choice to lead BorderWare given his track record in the technology industry," said Ian Locke, board of directors, BorderWare. "Mark's ability to push the businesses he's been involved with to the next level gave us confidence that he was the right person for the job. The fact that Mark shared our passion for the internet security space and saw its future potential was win-win."

Burton has more than 20 years of operational and transactional experience involving technology-focused companies. BorderWare will benefit from his proven ability to add value to operations, stimulate revenue growth, materially enhance financial performance and build significant shareholder value. As CEO of BorderWare, Burton will be responsible for ensuring BorderWare stays on course and continues to drive its current standing as the premier provider of internet security appliances and web reputation solutions. "The internet security space is constantly evolving and presenting new challenges and opportunities. The very nature of the business is exciting, as it pushes companies like BorderWare to constantly raise the bar and reinvent themselves," said Burton. "BorderWare is a worldwide industry leader that provides best-in-class technology and value to its customers and partners, and I look forward to contributing to its success in both the short and the long-term." Burton's Background Prior to joining BorderWare, Mark was President and CEO of Longview Solutions Inc., a leading corporate performance management enterprise software company that he guided to unprecedented financial performance and eventual acquisition. Previous to that leadership position, he was President and CEO of Ad Opt Technologies Inc., a TSX-listed company, where again he drove profitable growth and the acquisition of the Company by a large competitor. Over the course of his career, Mark held the position of President and CEO of Digital Processing Systems Inc., a TSX-listed company, and was a corporate lawyer in New York, Toronto and Ottawa. He has also served as a corporate director of three technology companies: Truition Inc., Averna Technologies Inc., and DALSA Corporation, a TSX-listed company. About BorderWare BorderWare Technologies provides the leading global platform for email and Web secure content, data loss prevention and threat protection for enterprises, government and service providers. Its flagship product, the BorderWare Security Platform, empowers customers to protect against inbound threats and prevent outbound content leakage across email and Web applications - all in a single, easy-to-use and high-performance appliance. Included in both the BorderWare SteelGate network security appliance and the flagship Security Platform, the BorderWare ReputationAuthority is an in-the-cloud solution that rejects an industry-best up to 98.3% of unwanted email and Web traffic from entering the network, resulting in real savings. More about BorderWare products is available online at

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