News Release - Engate Appoints Industry Veteran Al Powell as Vice President of Worldwide Sales


Senior Sales Executive Brings Proven Experience from High Profile Companies Including Postini, IBM, Hewlett Packard and Network Appliance Corporation


Reno, NV – May 21, 2007 — Engate Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of next generation network profiling connection management security solutions, today announced the appointment of Al Powell as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Powell, former Director of Sales for Postini, brings thirty years of experience from high growth companies to his new role. Recognized for his leadership, vision and ability to successfully execute, Powell will be responsible for growing the company's position in the burgeoning email security market, and fostering the success of the award-winning Engate MailSentinel™ product line for service providers, cable operators, large enterprises, and small to medium size businesses.


A results-driven veteran executive, Powell is responsible for sales and distribution of Engate’s products worldwide. Powell has successfully held a series of sales management positions at Postini, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Anchiva Systems, Wyse Technology and Network Appliance Corporation. Most recently, Powell served as Director of North American Sales at Anchiva Systems where he established a national distribution chain for their High Performance Gateway Security Appliance to Fortune 5000 customers. As Director of Major Account Sales at Postini, Powell was charged with identifying and securing new business opportunities for Postini where he led his team to exceed corporate revenue goals. Powell’s proven history of exceeding corporate revenue objectives coupled with his strategic and entrepreneurial experience will help drive the next phase of corporate development and growth for Engate.


"Al’s proven experience and successes over the past thirty years are a testament to his strong leadership and operational execution skills," said Wil Cochran, President and CEO, Engate. "As a world class sales executive, Al’s experience and keen understanding of carrier, enterprise and SMB requirements will significantly strengthen Engate’s position as one of the dominant players in the email security market."


“I am honored to be part of such a winning team and see this as an excellent opportunity to make a major contribution to the company’s growth,” said Al Powell, Vice President Worldwide Sales, Engate. "I look forward to expanding upon the company’s solid foundation of loyal customers and accelerate revenue growth to the next level.”


Award-Winning Email Security Solution

Winner of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award and the Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award, the Engate solution delivers industry-leading protection by extending the security boundary outside the private network to stop malicious and unwanted traffic at the protocol layer. Using eight patent-pending technologies, Engate is impervious to threats because it uses proprietary techniques and source information that cannot be forged, circumvented or adapted by a spammers’ present and future ingenuity.  Engate profiles entire networks and uniquely segregates between legitimate mail servers, and all other network functions, thereby making accurate judgments about the legitimacy of inbound mail. This unique profiling functionality results in the highest level of performance in the market with 99% accuracy and virtually no false positives.


About Engate Technology

Engate Technology Corporation is a leading provider of proactive anti-botnet and email security solutions for service providers and enterprises. The company also provides strategic partners with scalable and flexible OEM deployment models, including hardware appliance, hosted services and software, which can be licensed to security software, appliance, router, firewall, secure web gateway, intrusion prevention, unified threat management and managed service providers. The company‘s proactive network profiling technology is instantly aware of new computers that become members of botnets and stops the distribution of email-borne threats at the protocol level, before it reaches the enterprise gateway and has a chance to compromise IT resources, slow down network performance, and invade privacy. For more information, contact Engate at, or visit the company’s website at


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