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Guarded Systems Names Ian Brown as CEO

Recognized industry leader with proven track record in developing High Speed Internet Access Gateways
will set the direction for the company's new market debut of the XcessPro Multi Services Controller


Roswell, Ga. — January 31, 2012 — The new year brings many new changes to  Guarded Systems Inc. The provider of High Speed Internet Access Gateways today announces Ian Brown as Chief Executive Officer. Previously a consultative advisor to Guarded Systems and former Vice President of North America Sales for Nomadix, Brown will direct the launch of the company's new XcessPro Multi Services Controller (MSC) -- the hospitality industry's only full-service solution that provides an Internet gateway, firewall, WAN load-balancing and traffic shaping from a single source.
 
Guarded Systems designs, deploys and manages enterprise-class networks worldwide, supporting more than 25,000 end users, and has more than 250 next-generation enterprise solutions in use around the clock. The company is most widely known as a value-added reseller of the NOMADIX access gateway, in addition to developing its Guarded Systems XcessPro On Demand Access Management software.
 
"As we embarked on developing a first-of-its-kind, multi-functioning appliance for hospitality with an integrated platform, we needed the guidance and expertise of an industry veteran to  help us bring the product to market," said Adnan Syed, Guarded Systems President. "Ian is a recognized industry leader when it comes to HSIA. His 30-plus years of experience in the high-tech industry, coupled with his recent executive role at Nomadix -- in which he was instrumental in transforming the company into a major provider of HSIA gateways for hospitality -- made him the perfect  candidate to take the company into 2012 and beyond. We are thrilled to have him on board."

As soon as Brown left Nomadix in 2009, he was recruited by Guarded Systems to advise on the design and development of the XcessPro MSC solution.

"Hoteliers are looking for a solution that is easily integrated and supported in their wired and wireless network," Brown said. "It must be competitive, free from challenges on IP rights, supported long term, and capable of easily adding new features as the technology evolves. That's exactly what they will find in 2012 from the Guarded Systems XcessPro MSC. I am elated with the opportunity to bring such a multi-functioning, single-edge platform device to market today, as CEO of Guarded Systems.

"The XcessPro MSC, which has been in development for several years, will far exceed hoteliers HSIA requirements," he said. "It's is more than just another gateway; It's a multi-function appliance that includes Gateway Server, Firewall, Link Load Balancer, Packer Shaper and DPI Appliance. Equally as important, this full-service solution comes complete with Network Design, Installation and Implementation, Monitoring, Reporting and Support 24x7x365 from a single source. It's a gateway management and support like never before, and I am honored to be a part of it."

Diverse Technology, Military Background
Brown's impressive technology background includes Vice President positions with Martin Marietta International, Sawtek, and Winnet MCS, and Senior Management posts at NSA, Masscomp, Harris, Netspeak, Wellfleet-Bay Networks and Cacheflow. He has been a key to the success of many of these businesses getting beyond the start-up phase and maturing into successful organizations. A career start in the military-defense industry as an engineer and business development executive, Brown developed a deep understanding of the aerospace industry, and became well-versed in project management, business development and marketing. This led to an expertise in dealing with International clients and sales strategies in complex environments.

When he's not strategizing for Guarded Systems, Brown can be found billfishing on his 67-foot Hatteras with his wife and Golden Retriever. Brown holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the Harris Executive MBA program at the University of Florida. He resides in Lighthouse Point, Fla.

For more information on Ian Brown or Guarded systems, visit www.guardedsystems.com.

About Guarded Systems Inc.
Guarded Systems was formed to address the need for next generation IT solutions. Based in Atlanta, the company serves more than 250 hospitality, enterprise and government clients across the United States and overseas. The Guarded Systems team has been providing high-end technology and communications solutions since mid 1990's and has successfully designed, deployed and managed enterprise class networks across the globe. Today we support more than 25,000 end users and 200+ enterprise grade solutions around the clock. Call us at (877) 584-0400 or email info@guardedsystems.com. 

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For more information, contact:

Barb Worcester
PRpro / Guarded Systems
Tel: (440) 930-5770
barbw@prproconsulting.com

Or

 Ian Brown, CEO
Guarded Systems
Tel:  (678) 292-5044
ibrown@guardedsystems.com

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