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Aryaka

October 08, 2015 09:00 ET

Aryaka Appoints Randolph Barr as Chief Security Officer

Seasoned Security and IT Veteran to Lead the Company's Global Security Operations

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) - Aryaka®, the leading WAN as-a-Service company, announced today that Randolph Barr will join the company's leadership team as Chief Security Officer. Randolph will lead the company's global security operations, and will work on leveraging the latest best-of-breed controls to address the security threats of today and tomorrow.

Randolph (Randy) Barr is a seasoned Security and IT veteran with over 20 years of Information Technology and leadership experience. He is one of the top Security Officers in the SaaS space, and has been selected for three straight years as a "Top Security Executive" by ExecRank. Randy also serves on the advisory boards of several cloud companies and is a frequent speaker at Information Technology and Security conferences, including CSO Perspectives, RSA, BITS Security Forum, The Security Standard, and SaaS/Gov.

"I am thrilled to join Aryaka during this exciting phase of their growth. Working with Aryaka's world-class leadership team, at a time when the company is poised to disrupt the enterprise WAN space, is a phenomenal opportunity for myself. The company is doing extraordinarily well, and has truly secure solution offerings for the enterprise. I look forward to taking Aryaka's security infrastructure to the next level, by building on top of their existing security program," Randy said.

During this year, Aryaka invested in its next stage of growth by appointing a number of new senior executives with experience in scaling companies. These appointments include Shawn Farshchi as President and CEO, Ram Gupta as Chairman, Jim Hilbert as SVP of Global Sales, Kelly Hicks as Chief Financial Officer, and now, Randolph Barr as Chief Security Officer.

"Enterprises are now transitioning away from legacy WAN solutions that are often challenged to handle the visibility and control required for effective security. Randy is an outstanding addition to our leadership team," said Shawn Farshchi, President and CEO of Aryaka. "In particular, Randy's knowledge of securing global cloud solutions will be invaluable as we execute on our growth strategy and global expansion. With the addition of Randy to our senior management team, we continue to focus on delivering the highest level of security and service to our customers around the globe."

Prior to joining Aryaka, Randy served as VP and CISO of Saba Software, and was responsible for building the company's global security infrastructure from the ground up. Prior to Saba, Randy held several management and key security and IT positions at leading cloud companies, including ServiceSource, Qualys, Yodlee, and WebEx Communications.

About Aryaka

Aryaka's WAN as-a-Service is the only software-defined, ultra-optimized, cloud-delivered WAN, built on a global, multi-tenant, private network. Aryaka's services have over 10 million users across 4,000+ sites globally. Leading brands such as AstraZeneca, Skullcandy, Air China, Freescale Semiconductor, and ThoughtWorks, as well as partners like Microsoft Azure, AWS, Intelisys, and SK Broadband, have all chosen Aryaka for their enterprise-grade networking needs.

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Contact Information

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    Shehzad Karkhanawala
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    Aryaka
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