LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CyberDefender® Corporation (Nasdaq:CYDE), a leading provider of remote technical support services and Internet security software and utilities, today announced that Kamran Izadpanah, Ph.D., has joined the Company's management team as senior vice president of technology.
Dr. Izadpanah will be responsible for managing all of CyberDefender's technology teams including eCommerce, product, operations and information technology management. Leveraging his experience in software development, site architecture and display advertising, Dr. Izadpanah will focus on streamlining and improving the planning and interoperability of the product suites. He will report to the company's Chief Operating Officer, Igor Barash.
"CyberDefender offers a truly unique value proposition with a platform that provides both software and services directly to the consumer. This opens up a large and growing market opportunity," said Izadpanah. "The barriers to entry have grown substantially over the past year and CyberDefender has carved out a solid position for itself in the remote technical support space."
Dr. Izadpanah comes to CyberDefender with over 20 years of experience in product development, technical innovation and expertise in managing and interfacing between technical and business populations. Most recently he served as the Vice President of Software Development at ReachLocal Inc. (Nasdaq:RLOC), where he was responsible for improving the release and tracking systems, creating simultaneous releases in multiple international sites, the company's compliance with Payment Card Industry guidelines, assisting in the filing of applications for patents, and other matters.
"Kamran's extensive industry experience and depth of knowledge makes him a key addition to the CyberDefender team," CyberDefender CEO Gary Guseinov, said. "Kamran's technical skill set will be key in supporting the expansion of our platform. We are pleased to welcome Kamran on board and look forward to working with him."
Before joining ReachLocal, Dr. Izadpanah served as the vice president of technology and architecture at the Los Angeles Times, Interactive Division, where he was responsible for revamping the architecture of the company's online presence and delivering new web based products to the market. Previously, he served as the executive director of software development at Edmunds.com, Inc., where his job responsibilities included re-engineering the publishing system, advertising system and data operations feeding three consumer websites, various syndications and a multitude of automotive retail partners.
Previously, Dr. Izadpanah served as vice president of engineering and product development with J2 Global Communications.
Dr. Izadpanah earned his MBA degree from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Washington University.
CyberDefender is a leading provider of remote technical support services as well as Internet security software and utilities. With 8.6 million active users on its cloud-based collaborative Internet security network and more than 800,000 active paid subscriptions, CyberDefender protects its customers from the rapidly growing number of online threats through its suite of security and optimization software as well as its LiveTech subscription-based remote PC repair service. CyberDefender's team of more than 500 highly trained technicians and sales agents provide customers with efficient, round the clock remote PC repair services. The company develops and markets antispyware/antivirus software, PC optimization software, online backup and identity protection services. By combining remote live technical support and the aforementioned software products, CyberDefender offers a complete Internet security solution to consumers and small businesses.
CyberDefender directly markets its products and services to consumers through television and radio via its MyCleanPC®, MaxMySpeed® and DoubleMySpeed® brands. CyberDefender products are fully compatible with Microsoft Windows® XP, Vista®, and 7 Operating systems. All products are available at www.cyberdefender.com. Investor relations information is available at www.cyberdefendercorp.com.
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Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this public announcement that are not statements of historical or current fact, including statements regarding future market opportunities, the expansion of the Company's platform, and future business and financial results, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause CyberDefender's actual results to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause CyberDefender's results to be materially different from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, whether CyberDefender will be able to find financing as required and whether CyberDefender's revenues will eventually exceed its expenses. The forward-looking statements also are subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in CyberDefender's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at http://www.sec.gov/.
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