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Surety Expands Its Channel and Sales Teams

Growth reflects increased demand for data integrity protection of Intellectual Property in Life Sciences and Bio-Technology industries.

Reston, VA – October 27, 2010 -- Surety, LLC, the leading provider of data integrity protection solutions, today announced that it has appointed Dianne Lee (Dede) Haas as Vice President of Channel Sales and Partnerships, and Brandon Brown as Sales Manager.

Ms. Haas’ role at Surety will include the recruitment and management of Surety’s channel partners, and will be responsible for developing sales-generating strategies for strategic corporate programs. She has more than 25 years of experience in high tech business development, channel development and sales, and has worked with Fortune 50 companies to produce new revenue streams in both commercial and government sectors. Prior to her employment at Surety, Ms. Haas founded DLH Services, where she assisted technology companies in building alliances and partnerships to encourage overall revenue growth. She was also the Northeast Territory Manager at Intel where she was responsible for the development of business opportunities and the management of sales partner programs for the LANDesk enterprise management software products.

As Surety’s Sales Manager, Mr. Brown comes to Surety with more than 10 years of direct IT sales experience. In his new role, Mr. Brown will be accountable for Surety’s overall sales outreach efforts and revenue generation. His previous experience includes employment as an Inside Sales Manager at GTSI Corp., where he worked with government officials on state, local, Federal and channel levels.

“Dede and Brandon each have extensive IT sales and channel management experience that will help Surety reach a broader range of clients, and strengthen our channel and partner initiatives, particularly as we extend our solutions in the life sciences and bio-technology industries,” said Tom Klaff, CEO of Surety. “Companies and government organizations in these R&D-centric fields recognize the importance of protecting their scientific intellectual property from both a patent and long-term viability perspective. I’m confident our business development pipeline will continue to grow and expand as they develop their sales recruitment and development initiatives.”

Surety’s flagship product offering, AbsoluteProof®, is the only digital time-stamping method that delivers long-lasting protection, provides objective proof of record integrity and authenticity independent of an organization’s people, processes and systems, and is compliant with domestic and international time-stamp standards. AbsoluteProof uses Surety’s patented hash-chain-linking methodology to provide enterprises with independent, irrefutable proof that an electronic file has not been subject to forgery or compromise since the time it was created. AbsoluteProof is already in place at hundreds of cutting-edge companies and organizations who are concerned with intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance and litigation readiness.

Additional information about Surety and AbsoluteProof is available online at

About Surety, LLC
Founded in 1994 by leading Bellcore Scientists, Surety is recognized as a premiere third-party trusted time-stamp authority. With millions of electronic records and files worldwide protected under its authenticity seal, the company's flagship service offering AbsoluteProof® enables organizations to meet the legal, fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities associated with creating, managing and archiving electronic data by providing legally defensible evidence of time-of-creation integrity and authenticity. AbsoluteProof ensures against content or record tampering by providing a “digital wax seal” for all types of electronically stored content. The company's client base is made up of pharmaceutical, bio-technology and life sciences organizations, legal and financial services firms, research and development laboratories, healthcare organizations, managed services providers and copyright protection agencies, all of whom are ensuring record integrity with AbsoluteProof. For more information, visit


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