SUNNYVALE, CA (ots) - Infoblox, the leading developer of network
identity appliances, today announced that Robert Thomas has joined
the company as president and CEO.
Thomas, who most recently was president and CEO of NetScreen
Technologies Inc., will be responsible for guiding Infoblox as it
rapidly scales to meet the growing demand for its products, which let
enterprises more efficiently manage the network protocols that
control network access, control, and availability.
"As enterprises continue to leverage the Internet for
mission-critical applications, having a reliable network identity
infrastructure is imperative to business continuity," Thomas said.
"Infoblox is the only player in the space that has the people and
technology to drive this fundamental change in networking."
"Robert is a perfect match for Infoblox because he understands our
vision, and shares our enthusiasm in solving a huge problem for our
customers," said Stuart Bailey, founder and CTO of Infoblox. "His
expertise and experience will help us solve the 'network identity
crisis' many enterprises are experiencing by integrating our DNS,
DHCP, RADIUS, and LDAP appliances into the fabric of every network."
Thomas has more than 25 years of management experience in the
technology sector. As president and CEO of NetScreen Technologies, he
grew the company from a development-stage startup with 31 employees
to a successful public company with 950 employees and a revenue
run-rate exceeding $400 million. After executing the country's most
successful IPO in 2001, Juniper Networks acquired the company in
April 2004 for about $4 billion.
Before NetScreen, Thomas was general manager of intercontinental
operations and director of international marketing development at Sun
Microsystems, overseeing Sun's international business opportunities
and policies. He has also held technology management positions at
Fujitsu and ICL. Thomas holds a B.Sc. in mathematics from Adelaide
University in Australia.
Infoblox is the leading developer of network identity appliances
that provide a secure, simple, reliable way for enterprises to manage
the critical network identity protocols -- including DNS, DHCP,
RADIUS and LDAP -- that link business applications to the network
infrastructure. Infoblox products increase network control while
lowering TCO by delivering services that are more secure and
scalable, easier to manage, and more reliable than server-software
solutions. The Infoblox distributed appliance approach provides a
unified system for managing identity data and services across the
network. With a sales and marketing presence in more than 30
countries, Infoblox has over 250 customers from a wide range of
industries, many of them Fortune 500 companies. For more information
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