Clearswift appoints new Chief Executive Officer Heath Davies

Clearswift, the global cyber-security company, today announces the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Heath Davies.

London, UK 12 October 2012 - Heath is an international marketing and sales-led CEO. He spent nine years with IT Software and Services company Sword Group (EPA:SWP), where he led profitable revenue growth from £25m to over £150m. Prior to joining Clearswift, Heath was CEO of Alterian PLC (Lon:ALN) where he led the successful sale of the company to SDL PLC (Lon:SDL) at the beginning of this year.

Martin Leuw, Clearswift Chairman, comments: ‘We are extremely pleased to welcome Heath to Clearswift. He has a proven track record of profitable growth, mergers and acquisitions in the software and services sector internationally, with a particular focus on compliance, data and analytics. This fits extremely well with Clearswift’s product and acquisition strategy moving forward. Clearswift is set to enter a new era and we have big ambitions for the company; we know that Heath is the right person to lead Clearswift on that journey.’

Heath Davies said on his appointment: ‘Clearswift is a global company, leading the way in the digital security space due to its technological expertise, innovation and partner/client heritage. With security conscious organisations looking to protect their information assets, Clearswift offers a strong proposition with its comprehensive content inspection security solution, whilst still providing freedom of communication. Clearswift understands the importance of information governance, and that enterprises need a security solution that enables them to collaborate with partners, engage with customers and utilise the appropriate channels to do this – and I am looking forward to building the business from this platform.’

Heath will commence his role as CEO of Clearswift from 22 October 2012.

About Clearswift

Clearswift’s content-aware, policy based solutions (Clearswift Secure Web Gateway, Clearswift Secure Email Gateway, MIMEsweeper for SMTP) enable over 17,000 organisations in 50 countries to manage and maintain no-compromise data, email and web security across all gateways and in all directions.

Clearswift developed many features the security industry now considers standard, such as image scanning, policy-based encryption and user-level message tracking. Clearswift’s content-aware solutions enable safe and effective communication without compromising on security. Headquartered in Reading, UK, Clearswift operates out of offices based in regional hubs in Sydney, Australia; Munich, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Madrid, Spain; and New Jersey, United States.

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