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CipherTrust Appoints Thomas W. Williams Jr. as Chief Financial Officer; Seasoned Technology Executive Brings More Than 20 Years of Corporate Growth, Management and Financial Leadership Experience to CipherTrust.

ATLANTA -- CipherTrust, Inc., the global market leader in messaging security, today announced that Thomas W. Williams Jr. has joined the Company's executive team as chief financial officer. Williams brings more than 20 years of corporate growth, management and financial leadership experience that will help take CipherTrust(R) through its next phase of growth and success. Prior to joining CipherTrust, Williams was chief financial officer and executive vice president of Atlanta-based software provider Indus International (NASDAQ/NM: IINT).

"CipherTrust has experienced tremendous growth since pioneering the messaging security industry in 2000," said Jay Chaudhry, CEO, Chairman & Founder of CipherTrust. "The strength of a company's management team significantly impacts its success, and we are very happy to have Tom join our team. Tom brings a wealth of experience in managing high growth public companies that will be instrumental as we continue to strengthen our leadership position in the marketplace."

"Joining the CipherTrust team is truly an exciting move for me," said Tom Williams, chief financial officer at CipherTrust. "CipherTrust is well positioned for long-term success. The Company's solid financials, industry reputation, blue-chip client base, fast-paced growth and long-term strategy are significant differentiators compared to other players in the messaging security industry. I am excited about contributing to that success."

Prior to joining CipherTrust, Williams was chief financial officer and executive vice president of Indus International, where during his 14-month tenure the company was cash-flow positive for three consecutive quarters. He also served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Manhattan Associates. While at Manhattan Associates, the public software company was recognized as one of the fastest growing and best managed companies in the United States. Williams began his career with Ernst & Young in Atlanta. He also held senior financial management positions with Sterling Software Inc., one of the 10 largest publicly held software companies in the world until its acquisition by Computer Associates, and Sterling Commerce Inc., one of the largest publicly held electronic commerce companies in the world until its acquisition by SBC Communications.

About CipherTrust, Inc.

CipherTrust, Inc., the global market leader in messaging security, provides innovative solutions to stop inbound e-mail threats such as spam, viruses, intrusions, spyware and phishing, and protect against outbound policy and compliance violations. CipherTrust's IronMail(R), a purpose-built, secure e-mail gateway appliance, defends against threats by combining global intelligence with local behavior analysis via its TrustedSource(TM) sender reputation system. IronMail provides integrated best-of-breed capabilities to deliver maximum e-mail availability and unmatched security, effectiveness and enterprise manageability. Recognized by IDC as the market leader, CipherTrust protects 1600 organizations in more than 40 countries worldwide, and is backed by top-tier investors including Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners. For more information about CipherTrust, please visit www.ciphertrust.com or call 877-448-8625.

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