Digi International Nominates New Candidate for Board of Directors

Addition Grows Digi Board’s Cloud Security and Data Leadership Experience

MINNETONKA, Minn., Dec. 13, 2018 – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), announced today that its Board of Directors has nominated Mr. Hatem Naguib, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Barracuda, Inc.’s security business unit, to stand for election as director during its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders to be held on February 4, 2019. Mr. Naguib has been nominated to fill the vacancy that will arise when Mr. Ahmed Nawaz completes his term at the annual meeting. Mr. Nawaz is retiring from the board and will not be standing for re-election at the annual meeting.

“Mr. Naguib is an ideal nominee for election to Digi’s board. His experience leading cloud-based security organizations and forging high-level tech partnerships fits perfectly with Digi’s focus on world-class IoT security, reliability and overall business growth,” said Dr. Satbir Khanuja, Chair of the Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee.

Ron Konezny, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “A heartfelt thank you to Mr. Nawaz for more than a decade of service and counsel as Digi board member. His commitment to our shareholders and to the company’s success have made an enduring impact.”

Since May 2016, Hatem Naguib has served as SVP and GM of the security business unit for Barracuda, Inc., a cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions provider. Prior to his work with Barracuda, he spent nearly 10 years at cloud computing and platform virtualization giant VMware; his roles included Vice President of Networking and Security, Vice President of Worldwide Cisco, EMC and VCE Alliances, and Senior Director of Worldwide HP Alliances. He began his career with Accenture, a global management consulting firm. Mr. Naguib is a member of the Board of Directors of Hytrust, Inc., a provider of security software for virtualized and cloud environments.

For more information, please visit https://www.digi.com/pr/board.

About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

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