Hexis Cyber Solutions' Katherine Russ-Hotfelter Named to the 2014 CRN Women of the Channel List

HANOVER, Md., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hexis Cyber Solutions (Hexis), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW), and a provider of advanced cyber security solutions for commercial companies and government agencies, today announced that Katherine Russ-Hotfelter, director of channel marketing, has been named to the 2014 CRN Women of the Channel. The annual list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution, and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel industry as a whole.

Drawing from over 15 years in the channel, Katherine Russ-Hotfelter is transforming the Hexis' channel strategy. Among some of her more notable achievements, Russ-Hotfelter has designed and defined reseller programs to proactively engage partners, implemented partner portals and self-service marketing platforms, and created sales certification programs and curriculums for on-demand computer based training. Most importantly, Russ-Hotfelter made the strategic decision to sell Hexis solutions 100 percent through the channel. In an effort to effectively position Hexis as an ideal channel partner, Russ-Hotfelter built an ideal reseller profile intended to assist in the design and launch of a global, tiered, value-added channel program, ultimately appealing to reseller needs and requirements.

"These female executives are leaving their indelible mark on the technology channel as they rise in the ranks of their organizations. We celebrate their many contributions and look forward to the varied ways in which they will continue to help solution providers grow and thrive every day," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and look forward to their continued success."

"In an effort to extend our reach in offering breach detection and removal capabilities to the private sector solely through the channel, Hexis recognized the need to appoint a strong leader with the background necessary to maintain an industry-leading channel program," said Patrick Reilly, vice president of Worldwide Channels and Partners, Hexis Cyber Solutions. "Katherine has played an integral role in creating a program that provides the staffing, systems and resources required of the industry's top resellers. Katherine's efforts are truly invaluable to the success of our company, our partners and their customers alike, and we congratulate her for earning a spot on the CRN Women of the Channel list."

The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN magazine and online at www.crn.com.

About Hexis Cyber Solutions

Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW), based in Hanover, Maryland, provides complete cybersecurity solutions for commercial companies, government agencies, and the Intelligence Community (IC).

Our mission is to ensure that business IT infrastructure is equipped with tools and capability to detect, engage, and remove both external and internal cyber threats. Cyber terrorists, organized crime, and foreign governments focus tremendous effort on commercial, government, and military interests as their prime target. Hexis Cyber Solutions' HawkEye family of products offer active, multi-disciplined approaches to achieve a higher standard of cybersecurity that is based on our expertise supporting our nation's cybersecurity missions to ensure that your business or organization can operate at its maximum potential. For more information contact Hexis Cyber Solutions, 7740 Milestone Parkway, Suite 400, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1900; Fax 443-733-1901; E-mail info@hexiscyber.com; or on the Web at www.hexiscyber.com.

About KEYW

KEYW provides agile cyber superiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial intelligence solutions for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers and commercial enterprises. We create our solutions by combining our services and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our customers' requirements. For more information contact KEYW Corporation, 7740 Milestone Parkway, Suite 400, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1600; Fax 443-733-1601; E-mail investors@keywcorp.com; or on the Web at www.keywcorp.com.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

CONTACT: Betzi-Lynn Hanc - The Channel Company 508.416.1182 bhanc@thechannelcompany.com For Media Inquiries: Nina Korfias - MSL Group 781.684.6560 hexis@mslgroup.com For Investor Relations: Chris Donaghey - Hexis 443.733.1600 cdonaghey@hexiscyber.comSource:KEYW Corp.