iboss Announces Industry Leader, Nikesh Kalra, as Chief Strategy Officer

BOSTON, March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- iboss, the leader in cloud?delivered network?security, announced today that?Nikesh?Kalra,?has been appointed to the position of Chief Strategy Officer. Nikesh brings over twenty years of?industry?experience building businesses using creative GTM techniques in enterprise technology.

In this role,?Nikesh will be responsible for?developing?go-to-market plans heavily focused on?partner programs?and?strategic alliances to drive awareness, growth, and more complete solutions for the expanding needs of enterprise customers.

Nikesh?joins?iboss?from Palo Alto Networks, where he?served as a?GM of?the?Prisma?Access product line?and developed it?into an early leader in cloud delivered network security.?Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Nikesh?served?on three critical product launches?at Equinix that included the bare metal cloud and cloud?exchange?and?grew the cloud business to a market leading position.?In addition, Nikesh has led business development and sales efforts for several innovators in the networking including Aryaka Networks (SDWAN), Front Porch Digital (acquired by Oracle), Digital Fountain (acquired by Qualcomm), and StreamVision (CDN). As an investment banker,?Nikesh?also served as an advisor on several significant technology transactions. Nikesh holds an Executive Certificate from MIT, an MBA from the University of Oxford, and a BS from the University of Southern California.?

"I am?delighted?to?welcome?Nikesh as?our?Chief Strategy Officer," said Paul Martini,?iboss?Co-founder and CEO. "Nikesh brings?extensive?knowledge and expertise leading successful business development teams at?Aryaka, Equinix, and Palo Alto Networks.?His broad experience in marketing, business/corporate development, and sales will help accelerate our growth as we expand our enterprise customer base and transform?SASE."

iboss?secures Internet?on any device, from any location, in the cloud.?The?iboss?cloud platform delivers all network security capabilities in the cloud?as?a SaaS offering. This eliminates the need for traditional network security appliances allowing organizations to secure network traffic from anywhere, at any scale.?With its unique patented containerized cloud architecture, found in no other vendor,?iboss?cloud can ensure a smoother and more seamless transition to the cloud than any other cloud security vendor on the market.

According to Gartner, the future?of?network?security is in the?cloud. Gartner recommends security and risk management leaders?who are?responsible for security of networks and endpoints should position?the adoption of?secure access service edge (SASE)?as a digital business enabler in the name of speed and agility.?The?iboss?cloud is the easiest path to transition network security from network security appliances to Security as a Service, delivered in the cloud.?With an extensive feature-set required by the most demanding enterprises, only?iboss?cloud can transition all of the capabilities found in traditional web gateway proxies and network firewall appliances to the cloud.?

"I?am?excited about the opportunity to lead?Strategy?at?iboss,?and help create our next wave of partner-driven growth," said Nikesh?Kalra,?iboss?Chief Strategy Officer.?"As a leader in SASE and an originator of cloud native network security,?iboss?has helped thousands of companies secure their users, locations, and applications. Paul Martini has built an exceptional team, positioning the company for hyper growth.?I look forward to the future with?iboss?and?am delighted?to be?part of the company that designed the?most?comprehensive?cloud?network?security?platform on the?market."?

iboss?is a cloud security company that provides organizations and their employees secure access to the Internet on any device, from any location, in the cloud. The?iboss?cloud platform provides network security as a service, delivered in the cloud, as a complete SaaS offering. This eliminates the need for traditional network security appliances, such as firewalls and web gateway proxies, which are ineffective at protecting a cloud-first and mobile world. Leveraging a purpose-built cloud architecture backed by over 190 issued and pending patents and more than 100 points of presence globally,?iboss?protects more than 4,000 organizations worldwide. To learn more, visit?http://www.iboss.com.

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