Brian NeSmith Invests as well as Joins Advisory Board of i7 Networks

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Former CEO of Blue Coat Systems and Ipsilon Networks invests in network monitoring & forensics company - i7 Networks "listen to your network - every packet."

Brian NeSmith, i7 networks investor and advisor

Brian NeSmith, i7 networks investor and advisor

“i7 Networks is a promising and an energetic company working on niche solution that is much needed for today’s enterprise environment in network intelligence and visualization,” said Brian NeSmith, i7 Networks Advisor and Investor.

i7 Networks, a provider of intelligent network analytics systems for enterprises for network security, monitoring, surveillance and forensics, today announced that noted entrepreneur Brian NeSmith, formerly CEO of Blue Coat Systems, has joined the company’s board of advisors and investors. Brian NeSmith joins Sharad Sharma formerly CEO R&D Yahoo! India, Rao Remala formerly Director, Microsoft and Murali VenkatRao who is Chief product strategist at Microsoft.

“i7 Networks is a promising and an energetic company working on niche solution that is much needed for today’s enterprise environment ,” said Brian NeSmith, i7 Networks Advisor and Investor. “Bandwidth hungry applications, Social networks, Big Data, BYOD and Cloud Computing services are forcing enterprises to rethink their network intelligence strategy. i7 Networks has developed a truly impressive technology that can help CIOs understand and visualize their networks better and deal with the issues rapidly.”

NeSmith served previously as CEO for Blue Coat Systems (formerly known as CacheFlow), where he oversaw its transition from a small private company with under $5M a year in revenue to a successful rebrand and subsequent IPO that resulted in over $500M in annual sales and over 1,300 employees worldwide. Prior to Blue Coat, NeSmith was CEO of Ipsilon, where he introduced the industry’s first IP Switch. He has also served as a General Manager for Newbridge Networks.

“We are excited to have Brian onboard with us”, said Manjunath M Gowda, CEO, i7 Networks. “I have worked with Brian before and he has been a leading executive in the network security and optimization spaces for decades now. His valuable advice and expertise will hugely influence our product and company expansion plans. Manjunath also added, “We are extremely happy and blessed to have such a powerful investor & advisor board. The wealth of experience in all of these investors is priceless to us. Their investment in our company will help us take our business to the next level.”

About i7 networks: i7 helps enterprises in network monitoring, surveillance, forensics and incident analysis by reading, storing, analyzing & retrieving all of the data up to the raw packet level. Their products deliver real-time as well as historical data & analytics stored in a map-reduce format. i7 simplifies the monitoring helping companies for audit, forensics, logging and brings complete visibility in their networks. For additional information about i7 networks, please visit http://www.i7networks.in.

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