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Technology Industry Veteran to Join Data Integrity Solutions Provider Surety, LLC

AbsoluteProof® Provider Adds Former TNS and Reliacast Executive Bill Thornton to Leadership Team

Surety, LLC, the leading provider of data integrity solutions, today announced that Bill Thornton has joined the growing company as vice president of business development. Thornton brings more than 27 years of sales, marketing and business development experience to his new role where he will be responsible for driving new business and managing the newly-created Surety Partner Program.

A highly experienced technology sales executive, Thornton was most recently with Transaction Network Services (TNS) where he was director of business development. At TNS, Thornton led the development of a $12 million per year product line and led the company’s acquisition efforts, including a strategic acquisition of VoIP peering services provider InfiniRoute Networks, Inc. Prior to TNS, Thornton was vice president of business development and marketing for Internet infrastructure software company Reliacast, Inc. At Reliacast, Thornton created and led the company’s partner program, signing numerous strategic partners and developing a comprehensive business development strategy. Thornton has also held high-level business development and marketing positions with Oracle, Amdahl and IBM.

“Bill’s extensive business development and marketing experience will be instrumental to Surety as we continue to develop and expand our robust partner program,” said Tom Klaff, CEO of Surety, LLC. “He has a proven track record of success in building strategic partnerships with systems integrators, resellers and distributors to drive accretive revenues.”

Surety’s flagship product, AbsoluteProof, is the only available time-stamping method that offers long-lasting protection, provides objective proof of record integrity independent of a company’s people, processes and systems, and is compliant with domestic and international standards. AbsoluteProof uses Surety’s patented hash-chain-linking technology to provide organizations with long-lasting proof that electronic records have not been subject to forgery or compromise. AbsoluteProof is already in place at several cutting-edge companies, with particular emphasis on those concerned with intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance and litigation readiness.

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