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Roundtable Forum: Internet Security

STERLING AUTY, CFA, is a Senior Equity Research Analyst at JPMorgan H&Q, which he joined in 1997. His research coverage of IT security and communications software companies leverages his knowledge and broad experience gained in covering enterprise software and data networking stocks. Prior to JPMorgan H&Q, he was with Dean Witter and C.L King & Associates. He is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and the New York Society of Security Analysts. He received a BS from the University of Tampa and an MBA from the State University of New York. Profile
GARRETT A. BEKKER III is Managing Director of Equity Research with Kim & Company LLC and currently covers the information security industry. Mr. Bekker has a diverse background in financial markets, including over seven years in the securities business. Prior to joining Kim & Company, Mr. Bekker was a Vice President of Equity Research at Kaufman Bros. LP and Senior Technology Analyst at Josephthal & Co. He has also previously worked as a financial journalist and taught economics and finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels at St. John's University and the New School University. He earned a BA degree with honors at the University of Buffalo and completed all coursework for a PhD in Economics (magna cum laude) at the New School University in New York. Profile
CHRISTOPHER T. HOVIS is an Equity Research Analyst, Internet Security and Infrastructure at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Prior to joining SunTrust Robinson Humphrey he was a Software Engineer at Intel and also a Software Engineer at Alliance Semiconductor. Mr. Hovis earned an MBA (with distinction) from the Wharton School of Business and a BS (with highest honors) from Georgia Tech. Profile
TWST: Sterling, would you begin today by defining Internet

security and also tell us what you include in your coverage


Mr. Auty: The coverage universe, as it stands, ranges from