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Winchester, Hants, United Kingdom, 2007/10/21 - Bloxx, the European enterprise web filtering specialist, today announced that Ian McNair has joined the company as non-executive chairman.
With a proven track record in growing international sales and business expansion for technology companies, McNair will be heavily involved setting up and integrating business operations in new markets such as Holland, Germany and the United States.
McNair, has previously held senior positions at Hewlett-Packard and Compaq, including vice president of Sales Operations for EMEA for HP, vice president of Enterprise Supply Chain EMEA for HP and vice president of Computer Business Operations EMEA for Compaq. Previous to joining Compaq in 1995, McNair spent 17 years in a series of management positions at IBM. McNair brings his vast amount of experience of managing businesses growth and developing international sales and, to assist Bloxx in immediate plans to expand its business.
“It’s certainly exciting times at Bloxx with the prospect of moving into some fast growing international markets,” comments McNair. “I’m delighted to be joining such an ambitious company and I’m looking forward to assisting this expansion into new markets. In doing so, we hope to replicate the success that Bloxx web filtering has had here in the UK.”
“We are delighted to have Ian on board,” comments Bloxx managing director, Eamonn Doyle. “His experience will be a great asset to Bloxx as we open up new markets and enhance our internal infrastructure to support our future growth.”
Bloxx Tru-View Technology, analyses and blocks sites quicker and more accurately than other first and second-generation web filters, which rely on manual classification and keyword scoring. Tru-View Technology uses intelligent identification and analysis, providing instant classification of URLs as soon as they are accessed; protecting the network and its users.
Based in the UK, Bloxx (bloxx.com) offers web filtering appliance-based solutions for medium and large organisations in both the business and public sectors. An estimated 1 million + users already benefit from enhanced security and performance with low administration and no cost per user charges. Additional protection is provided via anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-phishing functionality, alongside on board cache as standard.
Bloxx Tru-View Technology uses internationally patent pending technology to manage users’ access to web content which might lower productivity, break the law or pose a network security threat. Leading UK investment groups such as Braveheart Investment Group Plc and Archangel Investments Ltd. backs Bloxx.
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