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Catbird Secures Investment From Medina Capital

Investment Aimed at Accelerating Development and Growth of Software-Defined Security

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- Catbird®, the leader in security and compliance for virtualized and private cloud data centers, today announced that it has secured an investment from Medina Capital, a strategic growth equity firm focused on the IT infrastructure sector.

"Software-based solutions are reshaping the way data centers operate, and we feel Catbird's innovative product set is ideally positioned to help customers effectively navigate this transition," said Manuel D. Medina, Founding and Managing Partner of Medina Capital. "Within the next five years, software-defined security will largely replace physical appliances as the de facto approach to securing next-generation datacenters. This approach will provide better protection, scalability and compliance capabilities, thereby acelerating the transition to software-defined data centers."

Silicon Valley-based Catbird is the leading company delivering an entirely software-based security solution, vSecurity®, built specifically for the new software-defined data center. Catbird's software utilizes the power and architecture of virtual and cloud systems to deploy network security controls that are more agile and precise than physical network appliances.

"The timing of Medina Capital's investment and their strategic guidance will be key to the continued development of vSecurity," said Edmundo Costa, Catbird's CEO. "Additionally, leveraging their vast experience in working with global enterprises and government agencies, as well as developing leading-edge products, will be instrumental to our continued growth."

Catbird's vSecurity integrates virtualized network security directly with the hypervisor, orchestrating security data for complete virtualization threat management. With more virtualized controls than any other product in the market, Catbird's solution monitors and enforces a range of regulatory standards including PCI, HIPAA and NIST. vSecurity also provides positive assurance of control, an essential requirement for any regulated enterprise or agency.

To download a free evaluation version, go to http://www.catbird.com/demo. To learn more about Catbird's Software Defined Security, visit http://www.catbird.com. Follow Catbird on Twitter at @CatbirdSecurity, or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/catbirdsecurevirtualization.

About Catbird
Catbird is the industry leader in software-defined security -- comprehensive security and compliance for virtualized, cloud and physical environments. Catbird is a winner of four Best of Show Finalist Awards at VMworld 2010, 2009 and 2008, and SC Magazine's "Innovator of the Year 2011" for virtualization security. Via Catbird vSecurity, Catbird is the only company delivering best-practice software-defined security and compliance for the new data center. As companies migrate mainstream servers and desktops to virtual environments, uncertainty over security and compliance can impact deployment plans. Catbird's protection eliminates these worries and keeps virtualization plans on track.

About Medina Capital
Medina Capital is a strategic growth equity firm focused on IT infrastructure companies in areas such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data, software-defined security and software-defined networking. The firm's philosophy emphasizes investing in high-growth companies with established products or services that will benefit from Medina Capital's strategic guidance. For more information about Medina Capital, please visit http://www.medinacapital.com.

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