London, UK and New York, NY - 25th May 2004 - Messaging security and management specialist MailKey Corporation (OTCBB: MAKY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Ponting as the company's Chief Finance Officer.
Roger has a wealth of senior financial management experience gained within both the software development and ISP sectors. Roger was recently the CFO of the ISP outsourced management vehicle Net Acquisitions and previously was with FFastfill plc, the Aim listed independent software development vendor. Roger will be a key member of the senior management team and will be specifically responsible for the group's finance function and general administration whilst contributing to the wider business strategy.
"I am delighted to be joining MailKey," he said, "which I see as a dynamic company in a fast growing market. I look forward to working towards realising the opportunities available to the business as it grows from its current early stage position and to playing a key role within its business development."
Graham Norton-Standen, Chairman and CEO, said, "Roger has the right mix of corporate and development stage business experience we were looking for in our CFO. MailKey is a relatively new public company focused on creating the right infrastructure to allow us to create and manage our aggressive growth strategy. We need to have in place the right individuals to be able to support the business as it grows. Therefore, it is important to have a CFO that understands the challenges faced by businesses in their formative years as well as the experience of managing the overall finance and administration functions within public companies."
Previously Roger has gained considerable financial experience in public practice, initially through provincial practices catering for the SME sector before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers and gaining a number of years experience in both audit and transaction services management roles. Additionally Roger has worked on a consulting basis to a number of private equity clients.
About MailKey - www.mailkey.com
MailKey, with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, is a messaging security company that provides a suite of applications and technologies to manage and control messages and limit the dangers posed by the rapid growth of electronic communication. MailKey protects companies from intrusive or dangerous messages, whether they be e-mail, SMS or MMS messages, and helps protect businesses from the most important threats inherent in electronic communication -- spam, viruses, identity theft, mail abuse and lapses in enforcing company security policy.
Unlike existing solutions, which are, for the most part, reactive attempts to manage external threats, MailKey's applications analyze and apply rules to all incoming and outgoing messages on a network. In so doing, MailKey's technology is designed to put control back in the hands of a company's IT department. MailKey is currently addressing a number of markets, including Internet service providers, operators of corporate networks and cellular network operators.
For more information on MailKey and its messaging security solutions, please visit MailKey's website at www.mailkey.com.
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Published on: 12:00AM on 25th May 2004