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Safend Announces CEO’s Rabin Award


PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Safend, an international endpoint security firm, announced today that Gil Sever will receive the Rabin Award at the Annual Rabin Dinner to be held in Philadelphia on March 26, 2007. The event is hosted by the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and honors area business leaders who have contributed to Israel’s high-tech successes by fostering economic development between the Greater Philadelphia Region and Israel.

Gil Sever is the founder and CEO of Safend, which develops data protection solutions for corporate endpoints such as PCs and laptops. The company’s primary offices are located in Tel Aviv, Israel with U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia. Prior to founding Safend, Gil served 18 years in the Israeli Defense Forces. After retiring from the military Gil held executive-level positions at technology-focused companies Bluesoft (now Aeroscout) and ECTEL.

“Safend has thrived within the information security industry both here and overseas. Philadelphia was very welcoming to Safend and I look forward to using my experience to develop opportunities for other Israeli businesses here in Philadelphia,” said Sever. “I’m extremely honored to receive this award and to be included with this group of esteemed business people.”

The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce is an independent, member-based, not-for-profit organization in the Greater Philadelphia Region devoted exclusively to promoting business development with Israel. AICC serves to educate its constituents about the diverse and high-quality range of business opportunities available in Israel today. The Rabin Awards will be presented at a dinner gala set for March 26, 2007, 6:00 p.m. at Philadelphia’s Crystal Team Room.


Safend is a leading provider of innovative endpoint security solutions that protect against corporate data leakage and penetration via physical and wireless ports. Safend’s award-winning products, available through resellers worldwide, are deployed by financial Institutions, healthcare organizations government agencies and other security aware and regulations aware enterprises across the globe. The privately held company, founded in 2003, is headquartered in Tel Aviv with offices in Philadelphia. For more information, visit


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