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[January 24, 2013]

Courion Invests in the Expansion of its Go-To-Market Partner Program with Addition of Industry Veteran

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

Courion Corporation, the leader in risk-driven identity and access management (IAM), today announced it is significantly expanding its Global Alliances program around the world and adding an industry veteran to set the direction and execution.

Mike Parise has joined Courion (News - Alert) as vice president of global alliances, responsible for developing the company's strategy for expanding its global sales and delivery capacity by leveraging strategic integrators, resellers, VARs and MSPs.

"We're thrilled to have Mike join what has been a very successful team as we continue to expand our partner presence worldwide," said Christopher Zannetos, president and CEO of Courion. "As the identity and access management market continues to evolve, Courion will look to our network of partners to help bring Courion's solutions to more customers who seek to efficiently meet their security and compliance challenges with advanced technology solutions such as access intelligence."

Mike is a high-tech veteran demonstrating success in alliances, marketing and sales. Prior to joining Courion, he was senior vice president of sales and marketing for eFashionsSolutions, a leading provider of e-commerce services and senior vice president, esktop products sales group, at Parametric Technologies Corporation (PTC), one of the world's largest product lifecycle management companies. Mike has also held global executive positions with Diligent Technologies (acquired by IBM (News - Alert)), EMC and Data General. He has frequently presented at industry events and earned his bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

"Courion has an exceptional record in establishing technology partnerships to complement and enhance its product offerings," Parise said. "We now see a significant opportunity to grow our market share through indirect channels to meet the global demand for our Enterprise IAM solutions. Now more than ever, as organizations struggle to ensure that only the right people have the right access to the right enterprise systems and are doing the right things with that access, we see new partners emerging with a desire to work with a vendor that is delivering real customer success while taking advantage of the emergence of Identity and Access Intelligence (News - Alert) (IAI), the next wave of Identity and Access Management."

Parise expects the Courion program to provide the steps and assistance necessary to get partners to independent service delivery while greatly expanding Courion's international presence.

About Courion

Courion Corporation is the pioneer of risk-driven identity and access management. Seventeen million users across more than 500 organizations rely on Courion's access risk management technology to align user access privileges with corporate and regulatory governance policies. Courion's cloud and on-premise solutions provide a full range of real-time identity and access management functionality while demonstrating compliance and achieving quick time-to-value.

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