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Secure Computing announces Singapore as APAC Headquarters

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Secure Computing Corporation announced that its Singapore office has been

appointed as its new Asia -Pacific headquarters to support growing customer

demand across the region. It will also help the company's network, messaging and

web gateway security solutions as well as its identity and access management

products. The new Asia -Pacific headquarters will serve customers and partners

throughout the region including Australia and New Zealand, Southeast Asia,

China, India and all of the territories in between.

Secure Computing first set-up its Singapore office in 2004. With organic

growth from all of Asia- Pacific and Japan, as well as a significant increase in

revenue and headcount from its acquisition


of companies like CyberGuard and CipherTrust, expanded centralized management

became a priority. The announcement of the new regional headquarters represents

a new level commitment to Asia -Pacific, with centralized regional sales,

technical and logistics support to operate out of the centrally located

Singapore office.

A 2007 Frost & Sullivan report reveals that the Asia- Pacific network

security solutions market, worth approximately $1.28 billion in 2006, is

forecasted to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 9.3 percent

(2006-2013) to reach a market size of $2.38 billion by end of 2013. The robust

growth is fueled by sustained economic growth in emerging nations resulting in

greater demand for security solutions for infrastructure upgrades and by

enterprises and government.

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Secure Computing has recently strengthened its marketing and corporate

infrastructure, and invested more resources in its Asia- Pacific headquarters to

tap into the burgeoning network security market. The company recently completed

the re-branding of its comprehensive range of products by bringing all its

products under the 'Secure' brand. In addition, it established a new inside

sales team to drive revenue growth and added new training rooms to cope with the

increased demand for support by its regional channel partners. Going forward,

Secure Computing will further enhance its infrastructure by adding facilities

for product demonstrations and testing, as well as strengthening its capacity to

provide technical support for customers across the Asia- Pacific.

"Since 2004, our business in Singapore and the region has expanded beyond our

initial expectations," said Robert Prigge, VP-Asia- Pacific and Japan, Secure

Computing. "Our decision to locate our Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore is

a logical one, as Singapore offers excellent infrastructure, transparent

regulatory regime, pro-business environment and a world-class legal frame­work.

As an inter­national business hub, Singapore is an ideal base for us to expand

our business across the Asia-Pacific."

"Locating our Asia- Pacific headquarters in Singapore is a strategic decision

for Secure Computing and reaffirms our commitment to Singapore, which remains an

important market for us," said Benjamin Low, MD-Asia South, Secure Computing.

"With its substantial investment in infocomm infrastructure, we believe

Singapore provides tremendous opportunities for us. To that end, we are happy to

announce that Secure Computing has recently won a significant piece of a major

government project as a partner of the Singapore Computer Systems."

"We would like to congratulate Secure Computing for establishing its

Asia -Pacific head­quarters in Singapore," said Vincent Lim, Executive VP-Sales

and Marketing, Singapore Computer Systems. "We have had the privilege to work

together as partners and we look forward to continue our partnership in other

projects. As a leading network security company, Secure Computing has always

provided the best value security solutions for our customers," he added.

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