MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – December 5, 2005 – Nevis Networks, a provider of ASIC-based LAN security appliances, announced today that it has appointed Robert Thomas, president and CEO of Infoblox, Inc., to its Board of Directors.
Prior to Infoblox, Thomas was the CEO and president of NetScreen, where he grew the company from start-up through successful IPO and eventual multi-billion dollar acquisition by Juniper Networks. Thomas’ in-depth knowledge of the security industry and wide-ranging management experience will be invaluable to Nevis as the company grows and further develops its disruptive network security solutions. Editor’s Note: See release also issued today “Network Security Luminary Krishna “Kittu” Kolluri Joins Nevis Networks’ Board of Directors”. “I’m excited to be joining the Board of a company that focuses on solving a critical and costly security concern facing enterprises today,” said Thomas. “Nevis has solved the performance challenge of integrating comprehensive security into the network infrastructure while maintaining LAN speeds by leveraging its own multi-gigabit ASICs. Based on my experience at NetScreen, I understand the competitive edge associated with development of custom-built ASICs – it’s the only way to get the performance and specific security functions enterprises need to combat today’s security threats. Nevis’ technology and its experienced executive team are well-positioned to drive the evolution of the LAN security market and help the company emerge as a leader.”
“Robert has been through all the stages of company growth, from start up through strong revenue ramp and customer acquisition to IPO, so his perspective enables him to give solid long-term guidance to Nevis,” said Charles Dauber, president and CEO of Nevis. “I’m thrilled to have Robert on the board, to support Nevis in our drive to become the market leader in this new segment.” Thomas brings more than 25 years of technical, sales, marketing, and management experience in the technology sector to Nevis’ Board of Directors. Currently, he is president and CEO of Infoblox, a developer of essential infrastructure for identity-driven networks. Prior to Infoblox he was president and CEO of network security leader NetScreen Technologies, where he grew the company from 31 employees to 950 employees and led its successful public offering and eventual $4 billion acquisition by Juniper Networks. Thomas previously held positions at Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu, and ICL. He holds a BS in mathematics from Adelaide University in Australia.
About Nevis Networks
Nevis Network 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. # # #