SEATTLE – July 2, 2012 – The Attachmate Group today announced Kathleen Owens has been named as president and general manager of Attachmate Corporation. Attachmate Corporation delivers advanced software for terminal emulation, legacy modernization, managed file transfer and enterprise fraud management. Owens, who has been with Attachmate for more than 14 years and most recently served in the role of vice president of North American sales, is taking over for Bob Flynn who is now general manager and president of Novell, which was acquired by The Attachmate Group in 2011.
“Since the acquisition last year, the Attachmate executive team has been focused on successfully integrating Novell into The Attachmate Group,” explained Jeff Hawn, chairman and CEO of The Attachmate Group. “During that time, a few executives, including Bob, have had responsibilities with both business units, which was an important strategy in executing the acquisition. Now it makes sense to ensure each business unit has a dedicated leader focused on its individual business. Kathleen is a respected and known leader within Attachmate. We are confident in her ability to continue building upon her predecessor’s success.”
As president and general manager for Attachmate, Owens will guide the company’s industry-leading enterprise IT software that helps customers tackle challenges related to leveraging legacy data in new formats from any device, balancing the need for secure file transfer and efficiency, and protecting the organization from internal threats and fraud.
“I’m excited about this new role with Attachmate and look forward to furthering the success of our business,” said Owens. “The strength of the company’s maintenance and renewal sales of emulation solutions will continue, particularly as mobile and security initiatives promote the need for dependable access to legacy applications and data in any format, for any user, for any device. Attachmate’s solutions are perfectly-suited to address those concerns.”
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About Attachmate Corporation
Attachmate Corporation, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., delivers advanced software for terminal emulation, legacy modernization, managed file transfer, and enterprise fraud management. Three decades of IT innovation and a solid reputation for customer satisfaction have distinguished Attachmate in the marketplace. In fact, the vast majority of global 10,000 companies use our technologies to execute billions of transactions every day.
Attachmate is one of four business units in a privately held enterprise software holding company called The Attachmate Group. The other three business units are Novell, NetIQ, and SUSE.
About The Attachmate Group
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, The Attachmate Group is a privately-held software holding company, comprising distinct IT brands dedicated to the long-term success of our customers. We deliver enterprise solutions to extend, manage and secure increasingly complex IT environments. Principal holdings include Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE.