Long-Time GE Technology Executive Brings History of Innovation and Leadership to Bolster Zscaler's Growth
SAN JOSE, CA - (Feb 25, 2016) - Zscaler, the leading cloud security company, today announced that former GE vice president and chief technology officer Larry Biagini has joined the company as chief technology evangelist to support the company's growth.
Biagini recently retired from GE, where he focused on modernizing infrastructure, expanding employee services and deploying secure cloud technology for use by GE's employees, customers and partners. Biagini's career has spanned 35 years in technology covering manufacturing, logistics and financial systems across the healthcare, media, aviation and energy verticals.
In his 26 years at GE, Biagini held various positions in information technology including vice president of IT risk, having responsibility for all aspects of risk, governance and security; vice president & CIO of GE Capital; chief technology officer for GE Aviation and chief technology officer and CIO for GE. In many of these roles, Larry was instrumental in driving successful technology integrations of global mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
At Zscaler, Larry will focus on helping customers and partners better plan and execute their inevitable move towards expanding their use of cloud services.
"During my time at GE, my focus was on keeping systems and technology on the forefront of innovation while making sure we had IT infrastructure and systems in place that could help our businesses perform at the highest level," said Biagini, chief technology evangelist at Zscaler. "I've always been impressed by Zscaler's cloud-based security platform. It is ideal for protecting the modern fast-evolving organization where many workers are remote, use a variety of devices and freely interact with each other using cloud applications and services."
"Security is perhaps the most prevalent challenge facing companies today, and the ability to manage it successfully differentiates market-leading companies from their competitors," said Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO of Zscaler. "Larry's deep knowledge gleaned from his experience at a Fortune 10 company will bring essential perspective to Zscaler and our customers as we continue our growth to meet increasing global demand."
Zscaler is revolutionizing Internet security with the industry's first Security as a Service platform. As the most innovative firm in the $35 billion security market, Zscaler is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations, including 50 of the Fortune 500. Zscaler ensures that more than 15 million users worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies. Zscaler is a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for Secure Web Gateways and delivers a safe and productive Internet experience for every user, from any device and from any location -- 100% in the cloud. With its multi-tenant, distributed cloud security platform, Zscaler effectively moves security into the internet backbone, operating in more than 100 data centers around the world and enabling organizations to fully leverage the promise of cloud and mobile computing with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance. Zscaler delivers unified, carrier-grade internet security, next generation firewall, web security, sandboxing/advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, data loss prevention, SSL inspection, traffic shaping, policy management and threat intelligence -- all without the need for on-premise hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit us at www.zscaler.com.