|[April 04, 2017]
Skyhigh Networks Expands Executive Team to Meet Cloud Security Demand
Networks, the world's leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB),
today announced the appointment of Slawomir Ligier as SVP of
Engineering, Dheeraj Khanna as VP of Technical Operations and Anand
Ramanathan as VP of Product Management.
"We have seen a surge in demand for CASB as a critical mass of companies
prepare to go all-in on cloud, so we are thrilled to add three
technology veterans who have successfully helped scale category-creating
companies," said Rajiv Gupta, co-founder and CEO, Skyhigh Networks. "Our
new hires will be instrumental in guiding Skyhigh through a rapidly
evolving market, where cloud-native solutions are replacing legacy
enterprise IT technologies rapidly."
The additions to the executive
team will lead Skyhigh's mission to deliver critical security
products for organizations using cloud services. After being named a
Leader in the category's
first objective evaluation and announcing the
industry's first infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution,
Skyhigh is poised to satisfy the increasing demand for CASB products.
Each new member brings decades of technical experience scaling security
companies from category creators to successful public companies:
Slawomir Ligier, SVP of Engineering and Operations
has decades of experience building cybersecurity solutions to protect
people and businesses. He most recently served as the VP of Product
Development at Barracuda Networks (News - Alert), where he helped develop easy-to-use
products on the cutting edge of internet security. Prior to Barracuda,
Ligier was the Chief Technology Officer at SafeNet, leading efforts to
assure trust online. Before that, he worked to develop security for
web users as the VP f Engineering at Verisign and Symantec (News - Alert).
investments in innovation have resulted in a platform that leads the
industry in breadth and depth of functionality, including a solution
for IaaS that broke new ground for CASB," said Ligier. "I look forward
to bringing my experience building cutting-edge security products to
this talented team as CASB cements its status as a mandatory security
Dheeraj Khanna, VP of Technical Operations
over 20 years of experience leading technical operations at
fast-growing, disruptive software companies. He joins Skyhigh from
OneLogin, where he built a team from the ground up as the VP of
Technical Operations. He previously led technical operations at
Workday and Zoosk (News - Alert), where he established reliable and efficient
cloud-based platforms across millions of users.
CASB platform processes cloud traffic from over 700 enterprise
customers representing 25 million end users and enforces policy-based
controls in near-real-time, which is an impressive feat of scale,"
said Khanna. "I'm thrilled to apply my experience at game-changing
companies towards Skyhigh's mission to scale to meet rapidly growing
industry demand, while providing customers with the highest standard
of trust and privacy."
Anand Ramanathan, VP of Product Management
brings over 20 years of enterprise SaaS product experience ranging
from high growth startups to established market leaders. Ramanathan
joins Skyhigh from Proofpoint (News - Alert), where he played a key role in pivoting
the company into a cybersecurity leader. Prior to Proofpoint, he led
product management for over six years at Cisco WebEx and before that
served as a consultant at McKinsey & Company (News - Alert).
met the key criteria to become an industry leader: articulate a
disruptive vision for the industry, deliver the first product,
relentlessly innovate to add distance with followers and execute with
customer-obsessed design," said Ramanathan. "Having helped startups
grow to define new categories, I am enthusiastic about the path ahead
as CASB transitions from the cutting edge to the mainstream."
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Skyhigh Networks, the world's leading Cloud Access Security Broker
(CASB), enables enterprises to safely adopt cloud services, while
meeting their security, compliance and governance requirements. With
more than 600 enterprise customers globally, Skyhigh provides
organizations the visibility and management for all their cloud
services, including enforcement of data loss prevention policies;
detecting and preventing internal and external threats; encrypting data
with customer-controlled keys; and implementing access-control policies.
Headquartered in Campbell, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is backed by
Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Thomvest Ventures, Tenaya Capital
and other strategic investors. For more information, visit http://www.skyhighnetworks.com/.
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