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SSH Communications Security Ramps Up North American Operations


HELSINKI, Finland and WALTHAM, Mass., December 07, 2011 - Tectia Corporation: (NASDAQ OMX: TEC1V) Tectia Corporation, known the world over as the inventors of the SSH protocol, has made the following key hires to their North American operations to focus its efforts around its core customer base and drive a new era of growth into the SSH business:

Andrea Cummings, Director of Federal Sales

Ms. Cummings brings more than 10 years of network security sales experience to the company. Prior to joining Tectia, Ms. Cummings held senior level positions with Proofpoint, Fortinet and Secure Computing.

Sean Lunell, Director of Sales West Coast

Mr. Lunell brings more than 20 years of technology sales experience to Tectia. Prior to joining Tectia, Mr. Lunell held strategic sales positions with HP, Symantec and RSA Security.

David Rivard, System Z Product and Channel Manager

Mr. Rivard is a 30-year veteran of IT security focusing on enterprise mainframe architecture. Prior to Tectia, Mr. Rivard held various network security and IT roles at Fidelity and CA.

Joe Scaff, Director, Customer Service Americas

Mr. Scaff was recently promoted to Director after serving the company for over five years in a senior support engineer role. In his new role, he leads the America’s growing pre-sales and technical support functions.

Jason Thompson, Director of Global Marketing

Mr. Thompson brings more than 10 years of experience working in growth-oriented companies with a focus on bringing new products to market and successful commercialization efforts. Prior to joining Tectia, Mr. Thompson held key revenue-focused management roles at venture-backed firms including Q1 Labs, Building Engines and EndoGastric Solutions.

In addition to these key hires, Tectia added a Sales Development Center at its Wellesley, MA location in response to increased sales traffic and in anticipation of the company’s expanded marketing presence across North America.

“As we look into 2012, we will be developing and launching new SSH related solutions to provide answers to some real business problems of our core customers, and are starting well in advance to build the needed infrastructure and team to make that happen,” said Matthew McKenna Head of Sales and Marketing. “Our approach to future development has been driven by both what our customers are telling us they need today and where we see the security marketplace heading. Most importantly for our customers, they will immediately see enhancements to our core data-in-transit solutions and, looking forward, will see some exciting solutions around getting even better control of their SSH and Open SSH environments.”

For more information on SSH Communications Security please visit

PR Contact North America:

Jason Thompson

Director, Marketing


PR Contact Europe:

Matthew McKenna

Head of Sales and Marketing

+358 50 387 0573




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