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Managed Internet Security Leader Secure Designs Announces New Hires and Promotions

Team Additions Support Greensboro Firm's Strong Momentum Providing Internet Security for Thousands of Small and Mid-Size Organizations (November 07, 2011)

GREENSBORO, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/11 -- Secure Designs Inc. ( has made a number of appointments and promotions to support its rapid growth as a premier provider of managed Internet security solutions to small and midsized organizations in the US. SDI was recently ranked in the annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, and to the The Business Journal's 2011 Fast 50 for the Triad area. The new appointments increase SDI's manpower from 11 to 17 and will underpin the company's continued expansion into new client and geographical areas.

Zak Nelson has been promoted to Director, National Accounts and is also the recipient of the company's first 'Gold Glove' award for outstanding professional achievement. He joined Secure Designs (SDI) in 2008, originally serving as a Sales Engineer and then National Accounts Manager.

Nick Millikan, who joined SDI in the same year, has been promoted to NOC Operations Manager.

New Hires
Michael Heath: Direct Sales Manager.
Jon Coburn, Michael Hiatt, Brad Jones and Christos Kusmich have joined as security engineers.
Michelle Melencio has been hired as Product and Deployment Manager.

Growing Need for Internet Security
Small and mid-sized businesses are caught between two major security pressures. They are the most vulnerable targets for Internet security scams and breaches, and are also most burdened by the challenges of regulatory compliance and limited resources. The most complex, dynamic and therefore costly aspect of any business network is Internet security. SDI's outsourced managed security offering literally brings Fortune 500 level security to the 'Fortune Five Million' smaller companies in the US in a simple, highly affordable model. SDI's unique processes, technologies and service offerings create a leap in value for the customer that has enabled them to expand their business substantially in this market.

"Our new hires and promotions enable us to keep pace with the growth we have been experiencing," said Larry Cecchini, President and CEO at SDI. "This demand promises to accelerate and we need to match resources to opportunities. We are always in expansion mode and on the lookout for great people to join our team."

SDI has been named one of America's most innovative managed IT services providers by CRN Magazine. A SonicWALL Gold Medallion partner, SDI has also been a leader in the development of breakthrough Master Managed Security Services Provider initiatives to other IT providers.

Secure Designs provides a growing portfolio of managed security products and services to companies throughout the US, specializing in delivering advanced, easily managed and affordable solutions to the small to mid-size business segment. The company manages thousands of firewalls in 33 US states and five countries internationally, and continually introduces new technologies to enhance its offerings. More information is available at:

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