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TMCNet:  Tufin Strengthens Its Executive Management Team to Support the Company's Rapid Growth

[January 23, 2013]

Tufin Strengthens Its Executive Management Team to Support the Company's Rapid Growth

RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL, Jan 23, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Tufin Technologies, the market-leading provider of Security Policy Management solutions, today announced the addition of Julie Shafiki as Vice President of Marketing and Adam Mittler as Vice President of Technical Services to its executive management team. Additionally, Mark Wellins has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Solutions. Mark, Julie and Adam bring deep domain expertise in their respective fields to Tufin, accelerating its ability to manage its explosive growth and execute on the increased demand for security policy management solutions. Tufin's ongoing ability to attract top-notch talent aligns with its high customer satisfaction ratings and steady stream of accolades including its fourth, consecutive five-star review from SC Magazine, and its third top 10 ranking in Deloitte Israel's Technology Fast 50.

"We are delighted to welcome two dynamic professionals to our management team," said Ruvi Kitov, CEO, Tufin. "Both Julie and Adam have proven track records in management and strategic planning for rapidly growing and evolving technology companies. Mark has been essential in creating Tufin's culture of exceptional customer support, and his experience qualifies him to help our customers optimize their use of our solutions. We look forward to their contributions as we continue to execute on the significant market opportunity for Security Policy Management Solutions." As Vice President of Marketing for Tufin, Julie leads the company's global marketing strategies, including branding, corporate communications, product & channel marketing, and online marketing and lead generation initiatives. Bringing more than 17 years of management expertise in marketing communications, public relations and corporate communications, Julie has extensive experience building up technology brands by creating and executing integrated marketing plans.

Prior to joining Tufin, Julie was Global Director of Marketing & Communications for Lumenis, Israel's largest medical device company.

Previously, Julie ran her own highly successful communications consultancy. She has served as Associate VP of Global Public Relations at Comverse, and Director of Corporate Communications at PowerDsine (now Microsemi) where she led the corporate marketing activities during the company's IPO and subsequently its acquisition.

Julie also worked at Amdocs in various marketing roles. She holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a BA from Colgate University in New York.

"Tufin is a true innovator in a rapidly evolving market that is right on the verge of hitting critical mass," said Julie Shafiki, Vice President of Marketing, Tufin. "I am thrilled to join such an abundance of talented people, and look forward to further developing the Tufin brand as the company and market enter the next phase of growth." As Vice President of Technical Services for Tufin, Adam is responsible for delivering all aspects of Tufin's Technical Services, including post-sales support, professional services, consulting and training and also leads Tufin's Corporate IT department. With more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry and deep domain expertise in the field of network security, Adam possesses a proven track record of leadership and management of worldwide technical organizations. Prior to joining Tufin, Adam spent 13 years at Check Point Software Technologies in various technical and leadership positions, including various R&D management positions, Director of International Technical Assistance Center and Head of Worldwide Partner Alliances. Prior to Check Point, Adam spent four years as a computer engineer for the Israeli Ministry of Defense and four years as a computer engineer for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

"It is rare that a company that has grown as fast as Tufin is able to continuously maintain such high standards of technical excellence and customer service," said Adam Mittler, Vice President of Technical Services, Tufin."I look forward to building on Tufin's exceptionally strong technical foundation and further our tradition of fanatical customer service and support." Mark Wellins has spent more than two decades focused on customers and their requirements, and puts that knowledge to work as Tufin's Vice President of Solutions. In this role, Mark is responsible for the matching of business needs with Tufin's technology to help organizations realize full value from their investment.

"My tenure at Tufin has by far been the most fulfilling chapter of my career because the long standing problems we solve for our customers have dramatically improved the quality of their work lives," said Mark Wellins, Vice President of Solutions, Tufin. "I am particularly excited to enter into this next phase of our growth. Julie and Adam are phenomenal additions to the team -- they share Tufin's passion, and their commitment to excellence will help us to take the company to the next level." About Tufin Technologies Tufin(TM) is the leading provider of Security Policy Management solutions that enable companies to cost-effectively manage their firewall, switch and router policies, reduce security and business continuity risks, and ensure Continuous Compliance with regulatory standards. The award-winning Tufin Security Suite provides security teams with powerful automation that slashes the time and costs spent managing change and successfully passing audits. Founded in 2005, Tufin serves more than 1000 customers in industries from telecom and financial services to energy, transportation and pharmaceuticals. Tufin partners with leading vendors including Check Point, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, F5, Blue Coat, McAfee and BMC Software, and is known for technological innovation and dedicated customer service.

For more information visit www.tufin.com, or follow Tufin on: -- Twitter: http://twitter.com/TufinTech -- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Tufintech -- Google+: https://plus.google.com/s/tufin -- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/tufin-technologies -- YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Tufintech -- The Tufin Blog: http://www.tufin.com/blog SOURCE: Tufin Technologies

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