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Vigilinx Adds Five Execs From Rival Company
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Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 01:50:19 -0500 (CDT)


By Tony Kontzer 
Jun 13, 2001 

Vigilinx Inc. continues to build steam in a down market. Amid
struggles throughout managed security, the startup has added a small
army of sales and marketing execs formerly employed by competitors.
Joining Vigilinx are senior VP of sales Herb Jones, former CEO of Alta
Analytics; VP of marketing David Puzas, who formerly held the same
position at METASeS; and three VPs of sales--John Kolesar, former
director of sales at Counterpane Internet Security; Thomas Lyden,
former director sales at Canadian firm Jawz; and Holly Thillet, former
national director of strategic sellers for Internet Security Services.

Vigilinx CEO Bruce Murphy, who headed up PricewaterhouseCoopers' North
American security practice before founding Vigilinx, says the
migration of executives demonstrates a belief in the company's
strategy, staff, and client base.

Hurwitz Group analyst Pete Lindstrom describes the snatching up of so
much experience as a "show of strength" in an industry that's
consolidating. "Darwin is having a field day in the managed-services
space," says Lindstrom. Given that environment, he says, Vigilinx and
other managed-security companies have to demonstrate to potential
clients that they're around for the long haul. To that end, Murphy
says will continue looking for experienced recruits and acquisition

Vigilinx launched in January with the acquisition of security
consultancy IF SEC, followed by the acquisition of security
intelligence firm LogiKeep a month later.

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