MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – December 5, 2005 – Nevis Networks, a provider of ASIC-based LAN security appliances, announced today that it has appointed Krishna “Kittu” Kolluri, executive vice president, security products, at Juniper Networks, to its Board of Directors. Prior to Juniper, Kolluri was general manager of Secure Access Products at Netscreen, a position he assumed following NetScreen’s acquisition of Neoteris in November 2003 for approximately $300 million.
At Neoteris, where he served as president and CEO, Kolluri was instrumental in creating the SSL VPN market. Kolluri has extensive entrepreneurial experience and proven business acumen, as well as experience successfully bringing disruptive network security solutions to market. Editor’s Note: See release also issued today “Network Security Veteran Robert Thomas Joins Board of Directors at Nevis Networks”. “Nevis’s LANenforcer integrates the key elements needed for LAN security, allowing companies to match business policy to network activity,” said Kolluri. “By combining key LAN security features into a single device and centralizing security management, LANenforcer significantly lowers operating costs. Furthermore, its unique ability to correlate many security events and quickly identify the source of the problem reduces the time and effort of problem solving and forensic analysis. It’s an honor to join the Nevis Board and play an instrumental role in creating the next promising startup poised to change how enterprises approach LAN security.” “Kittu is a seasoned executive who has broad experience in growing a security start-up company with unique technology into a successful market segment leader,” said Charles Dauber, president and CEO of Nevis. “I’m delighted to have Kittu on the board providing guidance to me and the executive team as we establish our leadership position in this emerging LAN security market.”
Kolluri joined Juniper through the acquisition of NetScreen Technologies, where he was general manager of NetScreens Secure Access Products, a position he assumed following NetScreen’s acquisition of Neoteris in November 2003 for approximately $300 million. As president and CEO of Neoteris, Kolluri was instrumental in creating the SSL VPN market. Before joining Neoteris, he co-founded Healtheon/WebMD, a provider of online healthcare. Kolluri holds an MS in operations research from SUNY Buffalo and a B. Tech. from IIT, Madras, India.
About Nevis Networks
Nevis Networks develops and markets ASIC-based LAN security appliances designed to help corporations protect information privacy and integrity, ensure network availability, and maintain regulatory compliance. With its patent-pending LANsecure architecture, the Nevis LANenforcer product family combines the most comprehensive access control, deepest threat defense, and fastest threat response to create a “Personal DMZ” around every user on the LAN. Nevis was founded in 2002 by seasoned executives with strong track records in security, semiconductor, and networking technologies, and has raised over $40 million from veteran Silicon Valley investors New Enterprise Associates, BlueRun Ventures, and New Path Ventures. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with an R&D center in Pune, India. For more information, visit the Nevis Networks web site at www.nevisnetworks.com, or contact the company at (650) 254-2500. # # #