Ponte Elects Two New Board Members; Key Executives From Morgan Stanley and Leading European Investment Group Join Ponte Board.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2002
Ponte, the pioneer of network security control (NSC NSC
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Junius Spencer Morgan, 1813–90, b. West Springfield, Mass., prospered at investment banking. Stanley's IT Security Group, Leber-Pay directs the firm's strategy on its global implementation of IT security products and services. Leber-Pay brings a breadth of business and security expertise to Ponte's board, having spent eight years in the financial industry and a combined 11 years with the U.S. government, private enterprise and consulting groups. She is also a published expert on computer science, and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university in Flagstaff, Arizona in the United States.
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"To survive and thrive in today's challenging economic climate, a company must be a standout among its competitors with the business strategy, technology roadmap The context of product management
The existence of product managers in the product software industry indicates that software is becoming more and more commercialized as a standard product. and veteran leadership to differentiate itself," said Pay. "I look forward to working with Ponte executives and board members to help the company continue to gain momentum as an innovator in the network security industry."
Richard Hababou, Ponte's second new board member, has been with leading European banking institution Societe Generale since 1987. Hababou's selection follows the recent opening of Societe Generale Corporate Venture, a new division of the organization based in the U.S. that Hababou co-directs. Prior to his assignment with the Corporate Venture Division, Hababou held numerous technology management positions, including head of new technology in Societe Generale's Retail Banking Division and deputy director of the organization's IT department in its Specialized spe·cial·ize
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"Ponte addresses a challenge that faces all large enterprises, the rapid implementation of consistent security policy across a global network," commented Hababou. "I am eager to begin working with Ponte's executive team as it extends the value of its network security control solution to the European marketplace."
Founded in 1998, Ponte provides network security control (NSC) software solutions for enterprises and managed service providers. Ponte's nsControl(TM) software automates the implementation of network security policy through the centralized control 1. In air defense, the control mode whereby a higher echelon makes direct target assignments to fire units. 2. In joint air operations, placing within one commander the responsibility and authority for planning, directing, and coordinating a military operation or group/category of of network devices, regardless of vendor or device type. Organizations can reduce operational costs and mitigate mit·i·gate
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miti·gation n. the risk of security vulnerabilities by using Ponte(TM) software to rapidly update their network in response to newly identified security threats and changes in best practices. Ponte nsControl software supports the specification of network security policy and its translation into device configurations. The automation software securely deploys configurations, firmware A category of memory chips that hold their content without electrical power. Firmware includes flash, ROM, PROM, EPROM and EEPROM technologies. When holding program instructions, firmware can be thought of as "hard software." See flash memory, ROM, PROM, EPROM, EEPROM and FOTA. , and credentials CREDENTIALS, international law. The instruments which authorize and establish a public minister in his character with the state or prince to whom they are addressed. If the state or prince receive the minister, he can be received only in the quality attributed to him in his credentials. , including passwords, on network devices, and maintains a database of the devices, including an auditable history. For more information, visit www.ponte.com.
Note to Editors: Ponte, the Ponte logo, and nsControl are trademarks of Ponte Communications, Inc. All other names and marks are the property of their respective companies.