Andover, MA, September 23, 2010 – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVI, news, filings), a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, announced today that it has promoted Allen Allison to the newly created position of Chief Security Officer (CSO). Previously, Allison held the position of Vice President, Managed Services at NaviSite. As CSO, Allison will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of NaviSite’s corporate IT security vision and risk management strategy. He will also lead the organization’s security and compliance efforts for all of NaviSite’s service offerings.
“Security, privacy, data protection, and regulatory compliance are paramount concerns for NaviSite and our customers,” said Roger Schwanhausser, Senior Vice President, Service Delivery, NaviSite. “Allen’s strong understanding of business, technology, and security issues makes him the ideal choice for this newly created, strategic leadership position.”
During his 20+ year career in the information security industry, Allison has served in management and technical roles, including the development of NaviSite’s industry-leading cloud computing platform; chief engineer and developer for a market-leading managed security operations center; and lead auditor and assessor for information security programs in the healthcare, government, e-commerce, and financial industries.
With experience in the fields of systems programming; network infrastructure design and deployment; and information security, Allison has earned the highest industry certifications, including CCIE, CCSP, CISSP, MCSE, CCSE, and INFOSEC Professional. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Allison has lectured at colleges and universities on the subject of information security and regulatory compliance.
NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for enterprises looking to outsource IT infrastructure and lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite’s services, please visit www.navisite.com .