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Subject: [announce] OASIS Member news: DataPower Expands Unrivaled Management Team with the Addition of Mark Taber as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

DataPower Expands Unrivaled Management Team with the Addition of Mark
Taber as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

20-Year Security and Networking Veteran Joins Fast-growing Leader in
Networking for Secure, High Performance Business Applications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - April 5, 2004 - DataPower Technology, Inc., the
originator and leading provider of intelligent XML-Aware Network (XAN)
infrastructure, announced the appointment of Mark Taber to the position
of Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Channels. Taber joins DataPower
at a time of rapid growth, global customer success and continued
leadership for its award-winning XML-aware networking (XAN) devices
including the XS40 XML Security Gateway and the XA35 XML Accelerator.

With more than 20 years of experience with large enterprises, channel
partners, system integrators (SIs), value-added resellers (VARs) and
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Mark brings stellar sales
expertise for networking, security and storage systems. He joins the
unrivaled experience of the DataPower executive and technical management
team that has quickly taken the company that invented XAN to market and
technical leadership in the XML Web services and security industry.
Already a landslide of networking and application industry leaders have
partnered with DataPower to accelerate the adoption of XAN, including
Sun, IBM, Computer Associates, Netegrity, F5, Altova, and most recently,

"Mark's extensive success for high-volume network and security solution
sales though both direct and worldwide channels comes at a principal
time for DataPower.  There is no doubt that Mark's leadership and
support for DataPower's fast-growing sales and concentration from the
Global 1000 marketplace for XML-aware networking solutions will only
accelerate our lead in this market even further," said Jim Ricotta, CEO
and president at DataPower Technology Inc.
Before joining DataPower, Mark served as Vice President Sales at AEP
Systems where he focused on secure enterprise networks and secure remote
access for commercial businesses.  Prior to that, Mark was Vice
President of Sales and Marketing at Chrysalis-ITS and worked with
computing and networking OEMs focusing on the efficient processing of
security protocols.  Mark has also worked at Toshiba America Information
Systems, Storage Division, where he grew the company's business from a
few million dollars to more than $300 Million.  Mark holds a BS
Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

"This is a tremendously exciting time for DataPower, which is at the
forefront of new era of networking vital to the adoption of XML and Web
services," said Mark Taber. "My previous success selling
mission-critical security products like SSL-VPNs and PKI systems fits
extremely well with DataPower's management team, technical excellence
and focus.  I look forward to further accentuating DataPower's customer
focus and accelerating DataPower's leadership for enabling enterprises
to safely and confidently embrace XML and Web service applications vital
to their success."

Unmatched Industry and Technical Leadership 

Jim Ricotta, CEO & President-is an accomplished growth-company executive
with nearly two decades of experience at top networking and enterprise
computing companies, including Cisco, SightPath (now Cisco), Avid
Technology and Sun Microsystems.

Eugene Kuznetsov, Chairman & CTO-a recognized visionary, founder of
DataPower and inventor of intelligent XML-Aware networking

Bret Hartman, VP of Technology Solutions-a prominent, 20-year-veteran of
the security industry and co-author of two books on Web services and EJB
and CORBA security.

Bill Tao, VP of Engineering-a 25-year leader of some of the industry's
most outstanding engineering teams, including VP of engineering for
Sycamore Networks, NetEdge and InfoLibria.
Steve Willis, VP of Advanced Technology-an early pioneer in protocol
optimization and the networking industry, including roles as co-founder
of both Argon Networks (now Juniper Networks) and Wellfleet
Communications (now Nortel Networks).

Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect-one of the early Internet
visionaries behind the original Usenet system, 10-year security veteran
and contributor to many of the top security standard working groups,
including WS-Security and SAML.

Cheng Wu, Board Member-one of the most respected executives in the
industry and the founder, president and CEO of ArrowPoint Communications
(now Cisco). He is also the former VP of Strategy and VP and General
Manager of the Content and Multiservice Edge Group at Cisco. 

About DataPower Technology 
DataPower Technology provides enterprises with intelligent XML-Aware
network infrastructure to ensure unparalleled performance, security and
manageability of next-generation applications and XML Web Services.
DataPower's patent-pending XML Generation Three (XG3(tm)) technology
powers the industry's first wire-speed XML-aware networking devices that
provide immediate return on technology investments while streamlining
application deployments. Founded in 1999, DataPower is privately held.
For more information about DataPower Technology, please contact
617-864-0455 or visit www.datapower.com.

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