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  Gideon Technologies Adds Scott Armstrong As VP Marketing & Alliances
    Brings Results-Focused Marketing Leadership Skills & Government Industry Expertise

Atlanta, GA — January 7, 2008 — Gideon Technologies, the leading SCAP-Validated enterprise automation
solution for network scanning, IT Control compliance measurement and enterprise reporting, announces the addition
of Scott Armstrong as VP, Marketing & Alliances. Scott will develop marketing programs and go-to-market
strategies that target verticals such as government, health care, financial services, and insurance industries. He will
also drive the strategic direction of products and services development including Gideon’s flagship product suite,
SecureFusion™, and secure strategic partnerships for the company.

“Scott is results-oriented and will make a strong addition to the Gideon Technologies team,” said Ken Halley, CEO
and Co-founder of Gideon. “His experiences in building successful marketing strategies for information security
vendors, combined with industry expertise in the government services sector, make him ideally suited for this role.
He hit the ground running and I know his commitment to the success of our customers and company aligns with
Gideon’s commitment to quality, service and growth.”

Prior to joining Gideon, Scott was vice president, marketing & alliances, for Secure Elements, where he developed
strategic partnerships, positioned their brand as a thought leader in the emerging NIST SCAP markets, and drove a
federal compliance initiative leveraging unique public-private partnerships and targeted multi-channel e-marketing
campaigns. He successfully delivered integrated campaigns that expanded the sales pipeline dramatically, resulting
in the company’s acquisition by a strategic partner. During his twenty year career he successfully developed,
marketed, and delivered industry leading enterprise software solutions to a world-wide customer base for companies
such as Mercator Software (now IBM), Aether Systems, UUNet (now Verizon), and APACHE Medical Systems.

“Scott offers a wealth of enterprise software industry experience with expertise in issues that affect our clients,
especially the standards based initiatives regarding the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and
compliance,” adds Derek Gant, VP of Sales and Client Services at Gideon. “He adds significant value to our sales
process because he’s a strong advocate for what customers need and want in their systems.”

Scott was a Founding Advisory Board Member of the Washington DC based Technology Marketing Alliance, and
has been active in delivering solutions based on emerging info-security and XML standards for the last ten years.
He received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell University.

"The tremendous level of optimism, energy and passion for excellence at Gideon was a major factor behind why I
am delighted to take on this opportunity," Scott said. "Given Gideon's track record of innovation, success in the
enterprise and federal markets, outstanding people and proven ability to create value, the opportunities that lie ahead
are nearly limitless."

About Gideon Technologies
Gideon Technologies develops network solutions that give a clear view into IT assets and risk.

SecureFusion™ provides real-time visualization of every network-attached asset along with risk profile, enabling
metrics and prioritization for remediation or mitigation. The tools provide private and public sector organizations
with actionable data to compare against corporate and government standards or guidelines. The company's solutions
have been validated by leading standards bodies, such as NIST, the National Institute of Standards & Technology,
which establishes guidelines, such as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). SecureFusion™ has won
certifications for FDCC and Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), a method applying standards for
automated vulnerability management, measurement, and policy compliance evaluation.

These software solutions enable risk managers to visualize enterprise-wide IT risk for improved planning,
operations, measurement, and control. The modular flagship solution, SecureFusion™ suite, complements Gideon's
proven methodology for visualizing, prioritizing, and measuring remediation need and enterprise risk. The
solution's foundation is continuous, automated, and accurate asset discovery. Gideon says, “Know your assets -
Know your risk.”

The SecureFusion suite is comprised of these modules: Asset Discovery, Vulnerability Management, Configuration
Management, and Policy Management. These feed data into the SecureFusion Portal, a service-oriented architecture
(SOA) interface to identify, manage, and measure information security (infosec) risks. Gideon Technologies also
offers External Perimeter Monitoring Service for continuous security monitoring of an organization's Internet
points-of-presence and Internet-accessible systems.

For more information, please visit or phone us at (678) 317-4300.

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