As Netskope eliminates the catch-22 between cloud app agility and security, company appoints networking veteran and offshore operations specialist Alok Kothari to head up India operations.
Bangalore, India and Los Altos, Calif. – October 28, 2013 – Netskope, the cloud app analytics and policy company, today announced it has named Alok Kothari as its managing director of Netskope India.
A veteran of the networking industry and expert at running offshore operations for technology leaders Aruba Networks and Juniper Networks, Kothari will lead Netskope’s India operations consisting of research and development professionals from some of the foremost software and networking companies including Juniper Networks, McAfee, and EMC.
Prior to Netskope, Kothari served as managing director, India for Aruba Networks and before that, Director for Juniper Networks, where he joined the company through the acquisition of SSL VPN market leader Neoteris. Before Neoteris, Kothari served in management and technical leadership positions for Healtheon/WebMD, Sun Microsystems, and IBM.
“Our goal is to hire the best minds wherever they’re located,” said Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri. “Our India team has solved some of the toughest security and networking challenges around. Alok’s reputation as someone who can build and motivate teams like this is truly remarkable. It’s a pleasure to welcome him to our leadership team.
“Organizations across all industries are grappling with how to take advantage of the opportunity that the cloud represents while remaining safe and compliant,” said Kothari. “It couldn’t be a better time to be solving this challenge, and it’s made all the more unique and special because of the team that’s been assembled both in India and the U.S. I’m honored and excited to lead Netskope’s India operations and be part of the leadership team as the company moves into its next phase of rapid execution.”
Netskope is the cloud app analytics and policy company. Only Netskope eliminates the catch-22 between being agile and being secure and compliant by providing complete visibility and enforcing sophisticated policies in cloud apps. Netskope performs deep analytics and lets decision-makers create policies in a few clicks that protect corporate data and optimize cloud app usage in real-time and at scale. With Netskope, people get their favorite cloud apps and the business can move fast, with confidence.
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