SOURCE: WatchGuard


April 09, 2010 12:19 ET

WatchGuard Lands New VP of Engineering

Sin-Yaw Wang to Drive Global R&D and Engineering Efforts for WatchGuard Security Solutions

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) - WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced that it has snapped up industry veteran Sin-Yaw Wang to lead WatchGuard's product development functions.

"WatchGuard is committed to developing innovative, enterprise-ready security solutions for businesses around the world," said Joe Wang, CEO at WatchGuard Technologies. "Acquiring Sin-Yaw Wang is a major step in bringing the next generation of security solutions to market and continuing WatchGuard's leadership position among UTM vendors."

Sin-Yaw Wang has more than 20 years engineering and development experience with a proven track record of managing large and diverse groups to build and deliver innovative, high quality, market-leading products. Prior to joining WatchGuard, Sin-Yaw Wang was Vice President of the Operating Systems Technologies group at Juniper Networks where he was in charge of JUNOS kernel technologies, user interface, configuration management, data path architecture, and development tools. 

Prior to this, Wang was with Sun Microsystems, Inc. for eight years, most recently as Vice President of Global Engineering, Greater China Engineering Lead, in Beijing, China where he led more than 350 engineers, cultivated community adoption of Sun's technologies, and provided strategic assistance for field activities. Wang represented Sun's engineering presence in Greater China, forging strategic relationship with government, universities, customers, and partners. He also initiated and managed M&A and joint venture activities.

Wang has an MBA and a MS/EECS from Santa Clara University and a Master of Technology in Manufacturing from Arizona State University. He graduated from Tamkang University, Taiwan, with a BSME degree.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of business security solutions, providing mission-critical protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network, application and data protection, as well as unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit

WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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