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TMCNet:  Stonesoft appoints Jarno Limnell as Director, Cyber Security

[May 24, 2012]

Stonesoft appoints Jarno Limnell as Director, Cyber Security

Helsinki, Finland, May 24, 2012 (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- Helsinki, Finland- 24 May - Mr. Jarno Limnell has been appointed as Director, Cyber Security at Stonesoft Corporation. Mr. Limnell's main areas of responsibility will be the definition of the cyber security and cyber security domain from Stonesoft's perspective, creating and promoting the company's cyber security strategy as well as facilitating the partnerships in this area. Mr. Limnell will report to COO Juha Kivikoski.

Mr. Jarno Limnell joins Stonesoft from Accenture, where he acted as Manager, Defense & Public Safety. Previously Mr. Limnell worked as Director of Administration and Development at Evli Bank Plc and Lecturer of Strategy at the Department of Strategic and Defence Studies, National Defence University in Helsinki.

Mr. Limnell holds a Doctor of Military Science degree of Strategy from the National Defense University, a Master of Social Science degree from the Helsinki University and an Officer's degree from the National Defense University. Mr. Limnell holds a comprehensive list of publications on security issues, and his latest book is called "The World and Finland after 9/11." "Jarno Limnell brings to Stonesoft solid and long-standing experience in defense and public safety. His knowledge about international security politics and reality of today's threats and security environment is an invaluable asset. His profound understanding of the global threat landscape, combined with the courage to address even the most complex issues and the ability to lead discussions, will help Stonesoft manifest its status as a thought leader and forerunner", said Juha Kivikoski, Chief Operating Officer at Stonesoft.

"Stonesoft's security expertise and technology are internationally unrivalled and I am pleased to help the company take a more active and responsible role as a global security expert. The best way to improve defense and to strengthen the whole view of comprehensive public safety and societal security is through increasing public awareness about these issues. I personally regard defense as just one area in the complex and challenging field of societal security and there is a real need to understand better the interrelated areas of the security which are together affecting our possibilities to confront different threat situations. Personally I see cyber security as the security area which will most change our understanding of security within the next few years, says Jarno Limnell.

Contact: For more information, please contact: Jarno Limnell Director, Cyber Security Stonesoft Corporation Tel.+358 40 527 6173 E-mail: jarno.limnell(AT)stonesoft.com Juha Kivikoski Chief Operating Officer Stonesoft Corporation Tel. + 358 40 5180 999 E-mail: juha.kivikoski(AT)stonesoft.com About Stonesoft Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and customer driven network security solutions that secure the information flow and simplify security management. The company's product portfolio consists of the industry's first transformable Security Engine, standalone next generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core lies Stonesoft's Management Center which unifies the management of entire networks.

Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and protection of their critical digital assets and business continuity against today's rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a recognized researcher of advanced evasion techniques used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass security.

Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, ease of management, and overall customer excellence. Stonesoft's customer base covers more than 4,000 mid- or large-sized organizations across various industries and geographical markets.

Founded in 1990, the company's track record is well recognized by certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company's corporate headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.

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Source: Stonesoft Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1614571

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