Nationally-Recognized Thought Leader and former BT Counterpane COO, to Help Guide the Growth of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Network Security Leader
MILFORD, CT – February 12, 2008 – Perimeter eSecurity, the provider of complete security on demand, announced the appointment of Doug Howard to the position of Chief Strategy Officer and President of USA.NET , Perimeter’s wholly-owned subsidiary and a leading provider of secure eMessaging services . As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Howard will be responsible for Perimeter’s product strategy including mergers and acquisitions.
“We are very excited to welcome Doug Howard to Perimeter,” said Brad Miller, CEO of Perimeter eSecurity. “Doug's deep experience in enterprise IT security and secure messaging is a great compliment to our team. I am particularly happy to have such a forward-thinking executive to guide the growth of our service portfolio and our USA.NET subsidiary.”
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to help shape the future strategy of Perimeter eSecurity, a company that is the uncontested leader in the fastest growing sector of the IT security market today, security software-as-a-service ,” said Doug Howard, Chief Strategy Officer, Perimeter eSecurity and President of USA.NET. “Small to mid-sized companies are in the cross hairs of the cyber criminals like never before and to protect themselves they need the complete and affordable security solutions that are available on-demand from Perimeter.
“I also look forward to leading USA.NET, the leading provider of secure eMessaging services for both small and mid-sized companies as well as the Fortune 500. The combination of Perimeter and USA.NET provides the most comprehensive suite of solutions in the industry including Microsoft® Exchange hosting , commercial messaging, AV/SPAM/Content filtering and protection , archiving, secure and encrypted email, secure IM, wireless, integrated SharePoint® services, as well as backup and disaster recovery. I look forward to helping continue USA.NET’s growth trajectory.”
Prior to joining Perimeter, Howard served as Chief Operating Officer of BT Counterpane where he led a team responsible for the development, implementation, operations, and marketing of BT Counterpane's product and service lines. Earlier he served as Vice President of Security and Business Continuity for AT&T Corp. At AT&T, Doug formed an organization that developed and launched new security services for each of the company's business lines of service – commercial, government, wholesale and provided direction for the business continuity practice that delivered solutions for AT&T and its clients. Howard started his career in the U.S. Air Force working under the direct command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. After the military, he moved into the private sector and held positions in sales, operations, engineering, product management and business development for Sprint, FLAG Telecom, Telenet, and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). He founded Technology Research International, Inc. in 1989, which was purchased by NBC Broadcasting in 1991. He is currently a member of IEEE, an association for the advancement of technology; the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); and the Information Assurance Technical Framework (IATF) Forum.
Cited as the “Top Player” for the hosted business email market for 2006 by The Radicati Group, Inc., USA.NET, The Global Secure eMessaging Service Provider®, is the only hosting provider that is SAS 70 Type II Audited, Microsoft Gold Certified, a member of the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program for Exchange 2007/E14, and winner of the 2006 Microsoft Excellence Award for Exchange Hosting Solutions. USA.NET eMessaging solutions are modular and infinitely scalable to ensure customers can grow their business without having to invest additional resources, time or capital into their mission-critical messaging infrastructure. For more information about USA.NET, visit http://www.usa.net .
About Perimeter eSecurity
As the only provider of complete security on demand, Perimeter eSecurity makes security easily available and affordable for all businesses. Perimeter's on demand security services protect thousands of computer networks nationwide, offering more than 50 different services on a subscription basis in the areas of: Vulnerability Defense, Intrusion Defense, Network Defense, Email Defense, System Defense, and User Defense. With the proliferation of security threats and technologies, clients benefit from a single-source provider that offers all services through one pre-integrated platform and web portal.
Perimeter's security SaaS services are continuously expanded, enhanced and upgraded for current and future regulatory compliance. With seven geographically distributed technical offices and three redundant data centers, Perimeter's complete, on-demand and affordable security services are always available and have been validated by multiple independent third parties. For more information about Perimeter visit http://www.perimeterusa.com.