NET OPTICS STRENGTHENS LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH NEW EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS
Sharon Besser To Drive Alignment of Net Optics Portfolio with Market Opportunities; Gideon Marks To Lead Corporate Development
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 1, 2010 – Net Optics, Inc., the global leader in intelligent network monitoring access solutions, today announced the appointments of Sharon Besser and Gideon Marks to the executive leadership team. Sharon Besser will become the vice president of technologies. Gideon Marks will head corporate development at Net Optics. Together, these new appointments will enable Net Optics to further develop award-winning monitoring access solutions, expand partnerships with industry leaders, and continue to provide excellence in network performance and security to global enterprise and service providers.
Besser brings more than 15 years of experience in data and network security products. Most recently, Besser worked for Imperva, a data security company, where he served as vice president of products strategy. Prior to Imperva, Besser supervised product strategy and management for leading security vendors including Websense, Check Point Software Technologies, and PortAuthority Technologies. Besser also founded data security and communications solutions provider PubliCom, which was later acquired by COMSEC. As the vice president for technologies at Net Optics, Besser will utilize his data security experience to identify new market opportunities, outline go-to-market strategies, and drive the continued development of high-quality Net Optics solutions.
“Gaining 100 percent visibility into network traffic is a fundamental element required to improve the performance of applications and ensure the security of information and assets,” said Besser. “I have worked on developing and bringing to market essential security, monitoring, and compliance products for most of my career. In many cases, networking and security practitioners selected and used data access solutions from Net Optics to deploy my products.”
Marks joins the Net Optics executive leadership team with more than 25 years of experience in the high tech industry. Marks is a past chief financial officer for both Adamind, a mobile messaging software company, and Real Time Image, a web-based imaging solution, as well as The RAD Group, a data communications and telecommunications firm. Marks’ career accomplishments include taking three companies public on the NASDAQ stock exchange, and leading three others to successful merger and acquisitions. Marks will apply his extensive background in finance and business development to lead corporate development at Net Optics.
“Net Optics products are strongly positioned to attract powerful partnerships and global customers, which will allow for greater market opportunities,” stated Marks. “I look forward to leveraging my experience in global finance to contribute to the company’s growth.”
“Sharon has exceptional knowledge of network security products. He has proven leadership skills, based on his experience working for some of the most respected IT security companies,” said Bob Shaw, president and CEO of Net Optics. “Gideon brings outstanding knowledge and business development leadership to Net Optics. These appointments will further enhance our executive leadership team. Sharon and Gideon will ensure that Net Optics maintains its position as the industry’s premier provider of intelligent monitoring access solutions.”
About Net Optics
Net Optics is the global leader of intelligent network monitoring access solutions, helping more than 6,300 enterprises, service providers and government organizations improve network performance, enhance security and maintain regulatory compliance. The company's innovative solutions enable customers to gain 100 percent visibility into their networks using leading intrusion detection and prevention systems, protocol analyzers, firewalls and network probes. Net Optics offers a comprehensive suite of monitoring access solutions that enable complete, permanent visibility into any network link without data stream interference or introducing a point of failure. Net Optics maintains a global market presence through leading OEM partner and reseller networks. For further information, visit http://www.netoptics.com.
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