MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 12, 2016 – HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security Automation Company, today announced that Ashwin Krishnan has been appointed Senior VP of Product Management. A veteran of both startups and established enterprises, Mr. Krishnan brings to his new role more than two decades of experience spanning product management, marketing, strategy and business development. He will be responsible for developing product strategy while leading the product and program management teams.
“As we look to build on our market momentum, we need executives who understand the core importance of product management while also having extensive experience in other disciplines, and Ashwin is exactly that person,” said John De Santis, Chairman and CEO of HyTrust. “We’ve met our previous goals with regard to developing the best cloud security automation solutions and seeing them succeed in different environments. Now we want to expand our offerings and market reach, and Ashwin will play a critical role in those initiatives. We’re delighted to welcome him to the HyTrust management team.”
Mr. Krishnan was most recently Head of Products (Senior Director), Software Networking Business at Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., which specializes in data and storage networking products. In that capacity he had business responsibility for NFV and SDN products (virtual router, firewall, VPN, ADC/load balancer and SDN controller), and built a team of top-tier product management and technical marketing professionals. Before that he was VP, Product Management at Versa Networks, which enables service providers and enterprises to transform the WAN and branch network through NFV solutions for vCPE, SD-WAN and branch security.
Earlier in his career he spent more than eight years at Juniper Networks, the last six of them as Senior Director, Product Management. During this time he supervised the Virtual Security, SRX and NetScreen product lines, and also had overall responsibility for the mobile service provider security strategy. He also spent three years at telecom giant Nokia, where, among other responsibilities, he helped manage market analysis, requirements analysis and product definition responsibilities for mobile infrastructure product.
Mr. Krishnan is widely recognized as an industry thought leader, and has presented at prestigious events such as VMworld, Mobile World Congress, 4GWorld, Layer123 and SDN World Congress. He is also a prolific blogger and author, and has advised numerous startups on market strategies and tactical initiatives.
“My technology specialties encompass virtualization, security, networking, cloud infrastructure and emerging trends, and I believe that background will serve me and HyTrust very well,” Mr. Krishnan noted. “However, it’s also important to me that HyTrust has excelled at maintaining the right balance between meeting current priorities and developing long-term strategic initiatives. I’m thrilled to be in this very innovative environment, and I look forward to seeing HyTrust grow and expand its offerings and market reach.”
HyTrust is the Cloud Security Automation company. Its virtual appliances provide the essential foundation for cloud control, visibility, data security, management and compliance. HyTrust mitigates the risk of catastrophic failure— especially in light of the concentration of risk that occurs within virtualization and cloud environments. Organizations can now confidently take full advantage of the cloud, and even broaden deployment to mission-critical applications.
The company is backed by top tier investors VMware, Cisco, Intel, In-Q-Tel, Fortinet, AITV, Granite Ventures, Trident Capital, Epic Ventures and Vanedge Capital.