Hexis Appoints EMEA Executives to Oversee HawkEye and NetBeat Product Lines; Strategic New Hires Help Define Sales Approach and Foster Growth

HANOVER, Md., Dec. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hexis Cyber Solutions (Hexis), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW), and a provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions for commercial companies and government agencies, today announced strategic new hires to grow operations outside the United States. Kane Hardy has been named Vice President, EMEA, and responsible for growing the HawkEye product line Bernard Girbal will oversee overall sales of the NetBeat product line as Vice President and General Manager of the NetBeat product line;Hardy and Girbal have helped refine the company's sales strategy for the Hexis product lines, growing its distributor channels and value-added reseller partners.

Since May, Hexis has expanded its European and Middle East presence hiring more than a dozen regional sales and support associates. Directors have been assigned to target regions: United Kingdom and Northern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe; and Southern Europe and Mediterranean countries. The company is currently recruiting to continue building out its team in Europe. Further demonstrating commitment to EMEA growth, Hexis relocated its Director of Worldwide Professional Services, Bob Wandell, to the United Kingdom to expand the company's operations center.

"Organizations across Europe and in the Middle East regions understand the heightened cybersecurity threats prevalent in today's global marketplace," said Pat Reilly, vice president of worldwide sales, Hexis Cyber Solutions. "In just a few months since we've ramped EMEA operations, the interest in, and demand for, our security solutions has been significant as we're the first company in the market to deliver on the promise of automated remediation and threat removal."

Hexis has signed at more than a dozen new value-added reseller (VAR) partners in EMEA and has an established base of distributors. Hexis' HawkEye G, a next generation threat detection and automated response solution, and HawkEye AP, a sophisticated big data security and log management/analytics platform, will be sold through VARs, system integrators and service providers. To deliver the most efficient and effective security solution to end users, many VAR partners will offer HawkEye G and HawkEye AP through a managed security solution provider model. The Hexis NetBeat product line, tools to provide organizations with simplified network monitoring, network access, analysis and control, will be sold through distributors as well as channel partners.

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. Follow Hexis on Twitter: @hexis_cyber.

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.

CONTACT: For Media Inquiries: Nina Korfias - MSLGROUP 781.684.0770 hexis@mslgroup.com For Investor Relations: Chris Donaghey - Hexis 443.733.1600 cdonaghey@hexiscyber.comSource:KEYW Corp.