John Laing joins Zafesoft

John Laing joins Zafesoft Advisory Board

John Laing – Former CEO Reactivity, and EVP of Sales at Symantec 

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Feb. 18, 2012—Zafesoft Inc., announces that John Laing has joined the Advisory Board of Zafesoft. Zafesoft provides a unique solution for information security and tracking, where “zafed” information may be edited, copied, pasted etc. by authorized user, while passing its “zafed” quality to these copies. In this way the information or portions of it remains secure and traceable throughout its worldwide use, both online or offline.

Mr. Laing has 38 years in the technology industry, having held senior management positions with industry leaders in multiple markets: security with Symantec; content discovery with Inxight; desktop operating systems with Apple; and document printing with Xerox. While serving as the executive vice president of worldwide sales for Symantec from 1989 through 1997, he managed revenue growth from $15 million to $600 million and orchestrated several high-profile acquisitions, which helped to advance the company to its current successful position. John also served as president and CEO at Inxight where he was instrumental in the company’s turnaround, growing revenue by 65 percent and expanding its worldwide channels.

Recently John was President and CEO of Reactivity where he repositioned the company and managed its successful sale to Cisco for $135m. Throughout his career, John has raised money from respected venture institutions including Vantage Point Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital and Reed Elsevier Ventures among others.

John currently serves on the boards of directors at Grid Net and Verdiem.

John will provide strategic direction and advice based on his rich experience, to Zafesoft’s executives. His expertise in using strategic partnerships will be helpful in multiple ways as well as his acumen in driving revenues through a variety of worldwide channels, including ecommerce, partnerships, integrations, VARs and SIs, will help Zafesoft’s global partners scale their businesses.

“We welcome John as an Advisor, his extensive background in industry, as well as executive leadership are great assets for Zafesoft as it starts to grow in revenue, team and operations” said Sandeep Tiwari, CEO of Zafesoft.

John Laing commented: “This is a really exciting solution to a longstanding technically difficult challenge, one that has been eluding innovators for over a decade. Zafesoft’s innovative solution is both technically encompassing and elegant in it simplicity. Now users can share sensitive information with edit-ability and yet keep all generations of that information secure and under control.”

About Zafesoft

Zafesoft solutions for content security help organizations actively secure, control, and track content wherever it is utilized; empowering users with edit-ability and assurance. Zafesoft security services are the next generation of content security. San Jose, California based Zafesoft, provides a solution that works both online and offline. It secures content and derived content (such as from copy-paste, save-as, or export of original content). Zafesoft enables secure collaboration between 3rd parties, secure work with contractors and off-shore workers; secure financial information for financial institutions and CPA firms, secure patient data at hospitals and clinics.

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