Finjan Creates Advisory Board

First two members are Gregory Todd Garcia, the first presidentially appointed Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications at the DHS, and Taher Elgamal, a leading expert in computer, network and information security

December 16, 2008

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San Jose, CA, USA, December 16th, 2008 " Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products, today announced the formation of an advisory board and its first appointments.

"Our new advisory board members will help to guide Finjan as we expand our presence in the global Secure Web Gateway market, delivering our unique Finjan Secure Web Gateway to enterprises for Web security without compromise," said John Vigouroux, CEO of Finjan, Inc. "Both our advisory board members are recognized leaders in the global cyber security industry. I welcome them to our new advisory board and look forward to their contributions to Finjan's strategic decisions and general market view."

The Finjan Advisory Board members include: Gregory Todd Garcia, who was the first presidentially appointed Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Recently departed from the Department after more than two years of public service, Mr. Garcia previously held a variety of technology and public policy positions, including Vice President, Information Security Policy and Programs with the Information Technology Association of America; professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science,; and Director, Global Government Relations at 3Com Corporation. Garcia graduated with distinction in International Business from San Jose State University in 1985.

Taher Elgamal, who is a leading expert in computer, network and information security. Mr. Elgamal served as Chief Technology Officer of Tumbleweed Communications until its acquisition by Axway, Inc. He also served as the founder/chairman of Securify and as the Chief Scientist of Netscape. Taher Elgamal is recognized in the industry as the "inventor of SSL" and helped establish SSL as the Internet security standard. He is a well-respected expert in cryptography with several thousand publications to his name. Mr. Elgamal has extensive public Board of Director experience and is an advisor to Onset Ventures as well as several Internet and Web security companies. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

About Finjan Finjan is a global provider of web security solutions for the enterprise market. Our real-time, appliance-based web security solutions deliver the most effective shield against web-borne threats, freeing enterprises to harness the web for maximum commercial results. Finjan's real-time web security solutions utilize patented behavior-based technology to repel all types of threats arriving via the web, such as spyware, phishing, Trojans and obfuscated malicious code, securing businesses against unknown and emerging threats, as well as known malware. Finjan's security solutions have received industry awards and recognition from leading analyst houses and publications, including Gartner, IDC, Butler Group, SC Magazine, CRN, ITPro, PCPro, ITWeek, Network Computing, and Information Security. With Finjan's award-winning and widely used solutions, businesses can focus on implementing web strategies to realize their full organizational and commercial potential. For more information about Finjan, please visit:

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