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Brightmail appoints Jeffry R. Allen to board of directors

Technology veteran to strengthen Brightmails leadership team

Brightmail, the global leader in anti-spam technology, today announced the appointment of Jeffry R. Allen to its Board of Directors. Allen is Executive Vice President of Business Operations at Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions.
Allen has extensive experience in financial and operational leadership at a variety of enterprise-focused communications technology firms. At Network Appliance he has overseen the company's strong financial performance and rapid revenue growth. In his current role as executive vice president, Jeff manages manufacturing operations and has responsibilities for Network Appliance's product management, content delivery and NearStore business lines as well as strategic initiatives for the SAN market.
"Jeff brings decades of both financial and operational experience in the technology industry that will be incredibly valuable to Brightmail," said Enrique Salem, president and CEO of Brightmail. "Jeffs expertise and counsel will be of great value to Brightmail as it plans to address email security threats that face enterprises."
Jeffry Allen joined Network Appliance in December 1996 as its CFO, vice president of finance and operations, where he was responsible for manufacturing and distribution functions. Before joining Network Appliance, Allen served as senior vice president of operations for Bay Networks, where he was responsible for manufacturing and distribution functions. From 1990 to 1995, he held the position of controller for SynOptics Communications and became vice president and controller for Bay Networks, the new company created via the merger of SynOptics and Wellfleet Communications.
Previously, Allen had a 17-year career at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he served in a variety of positions, including controller for the Information Networks Group. He holds a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage." Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.
About Brightmail
Brightmail, the global anti-spam market leader delivers technology that makes messaging environments secure and manageable. PC Magazines EDITORS CHOICE for best enterprise anti-spam software, Brightmail Anti-Spam protects the email networks of businesses, government agencies, and service providers, blocking unsolicited bulk email, or spam, while assuring that legitimate mail is reliably delivered. Brightmail protects over 1,800 enterprises globally, including Avaya, eBay, Bechtel, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cisco, Cypress Semiconductors, Deutsche Bank, Eastman, Lucent Technologies, Macromedia, Microsoft, Motorola, SAS and Terra Lycos. Brightmail also provides spam protection for the leading Internet service providers, including AT&T WorldNet, Cox Communications, EarthLink, MSN, TelstraClear, Xtra and Verizon Online. Brightmail now protects approximately 300 million mailboxes worldwide. For more information, visit www.brightmail.com.
Note: Brightmail is a U.S. registered trademark. Brightmail Anti-Spam, Probe Network and the BLOC are trademarks of Brightmail Incorporated. All other names and brands are the property of their respective holders.