Marshal8e6 Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Products

Technology Industry Veterans William Kilmer and Werner Thalmeier Bring Industry Experience and Deep Security Expertise


ORANGE, CA, AUGUST 11, 2009 —

Marshal8e6, a global provider of Secure Web Gateway and email security products for more than 20,000 businesses worldwide, today announced the appointments of William Kilmer as Chief Marketing Officer and Werner Thalmeier as Vice President of Product Management. These senior-level appointments represent a further milestone following the recent announcement of new CEO John Vigouroux and will accelerate Marshal8e6’s drive to build on its global success and leadership in the Web and email security space.

As Chief Marketing Officer, William Kilmer will oversee all marketing, communications and product strategy initiatives at Marshal8e6. Prior to joining the company, he served as the CEO of Avinti, a provider of behavior-based malware detection technology which was acquired by Marshal8e6 in April. He previously spent nine years at Intel where he was responsible for strategic marketing for the communications and networking group and also worked with a number of security start ups including Entercept Technologies, NFR Security and Tarari Networks. Kilmer brings his vast experience in management, product management, strategy and investment in the high technology industry to the company.

“I’m delighted to welcome William to Marshal8e6 as Chief Marketing Officer,” said John Vigouroux, CEO of Marshal8e6. “He has a proven track record from his time at Avinti of building a talented team and business with a compelling security solution. Under his direction, we will continue to expand Marshal8e6’s growth in the Web and email security markets with our one stop shop approach to protecting critical IT assets.”

Werner Thalmeier, Marshal8e6’s other new addition, has joined as Vice President of Product Management, bringing significant experience in Web security to extend and integrate the company’s portfolio of Web and email security solutions. Prior to joining Marshal8e6, Thalmeier was Vice President of Product Management at Finjan, where he headed up the Worldwide sales engineering team. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, with extensive field experience working with customers, technology partners and resellers in management and engineering roles.

“The addition of Werner to the Marshal8e6 team as Vice President of Product Management gives us the leadership that we need to drive the development and integration of key technology and product initiatives that meet our customer’s needs,” said Vigouroux. “Through our merger last year and the acquisition of Avinti this past spring, we have a unique and compelling set of solutions that enable us to protect enterprises of all sizes. These additions to our management team will help Marshal8e6 take advantage of our strengths and deliver superior Web and messaging security solutions to the market.”

About Marshal8e6
Marshal8e6 is a global provider of Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and email security products. Our deep expertise in Web and email allows us to correlate real-time threat intelligence to protect organizations from current and emerging threats. With 20,000 customers and 16 million end users in 96 countries, the company is privately held and based in Orange, California with international headquarters in London and offices worldwide. For more information about Marshal8e6, please visit