Core Security Appoints Fred Pinkett as Vice President of Product Management


Security Industry Veteran Joins Security

Testing Software Leader

BOSTON, MA - October 22, 2007 - Core Security Technologies, provider of CORE IMPACT, the most comprehensive product for performing enterprise security assurance testing, today announced the appointment of Fred Pinkett as vice president of product management. In this newly created position, Mr. Pinkett will oversee the Company’s product strategy and roadmap and will report to Paul Paget, chief executive officer.

“Fred’s 20-plus years of experience in product management makes him a valuable addition to Core Security’s executive team as we continue to expand the depth and breadth of our flagship product, CORE IMPACT,” said Paul Paget, CEO of Core Security Technologies. “His extensive experience in the information security space will help us prioritize and take advantage of our significant opportunities, especially as security testing becomes standard for most organizations.”  

Mr. Pinkett joins Core Security from ExaGrid Systems, a provider of disk-based backup with data de-duplication, where he served as vice president of market development and helped drive product strategy, execution and operations. Prior to ExaGrid, Mr. Pinkett held the position of vice president of product management at Pedestal Software, Inc., a provider of system security audit and compliance software, where he was a key contributor to the acquisition of Pedestal Software by Altiris

in 2005.

“This is an exciting time for me to join Core Security, especially with the significant enhancements made to IMPACT in 2007,” said Pinkett. “CORE IMPACT is clearly setting the standard for security testing and I look forward to helping expand the Company’s product portfolio and helping organizations better understand their overall security posture.”

Prior to his leadership roles at ExaGrid and Pedestal Software, Mr. Pinkett held various senior-level positions at Network Associates, RSA Security and Banyan. He holds an MBA from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Core Security Technologies

Core Security Technologies develops strategic solutions that help security-conscious organizations worldwide develop and maintain a proactive process for securing their IT infrastructure. The company’s flagship product, CORE IMPACT, is the most comprehensive product for performing enterprise security assurance testing. IMPACT evaluates servers, desktop systems, end users and web applications by identifying what resources are exposed. It enables organizations to determine if current security investments are detecting and preventing attacks. Core augments its leading technology solution with world-class security consulting services, including penetration testing and software security auditing. Based in Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at


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