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

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New Leadership Focused on Enhancing iboss GTM Strategy, Alliances, and Business Development

iboss welcomes Nikesh Kalra as Chief Strategy Officer

"Nikesh brings extensive knowledge and expertise leading successful business development teams at Aryaka, Equinix, and Palo Alto Networks. His broad experience in marketing, business development, and sales will help accelerate our growth as we expand our enterprise customer base and transform SASE."

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.” 

About iboss 
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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