Sunnyvale, California, January 6, 2011
Zscaler, Inc., the leader in cloud security, today announced that Amit Sinha, a seasoned entrepreneur and technology leader in the security and wireless networking industry, has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he spearheads research and development initiatives of Zscaler’s emerging technologies.
Dr. Sinha served as Fellow and Chief Technologist of Motorola’s Enterprise Networking and Communication business. He was the CTO of AirDefense, the market leader in wireless security, acquired by Motorola in 2008. Prior to AirDefense, he served as Co-Founder and Chief Technologist at Engim, a Wi-Fi semiconductor company. He has authored over 25 papers, contributed chapters to three books, and is the inventor of 19 US patents granted or pending. He received his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology where he was awarded the President of India Gold Medal for graduating summa cum laude.
“We are delighted to have Amit on board,” said Jay Chaudhry, Zscaler CEO. “Markets are moving rapidly and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are playing a bigger role for enterprises and consumers. Amit’s expertise in wireless security will enable us to leverage Zscaler’s cloud infrastructure for the next generation of hassle-free, device-agnostic, mobile security.”
“It is an honor to join the Zscaler team, at the cutting edge of cloud computing and security,” said Dr. Sinha. “As we enter the mobile era, the traditional appliance or end-point agent model for security is ineffective. Zscaler’s multi-tenant, distributed, and scalable SaaS infrastructure is uniquely capable of delivering secure mobility for users, regardless of where they are and what device they are using.”
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.
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