SOURCE: Narus

November 18, 2008 12:21 ET

Avinash Agrawal Appointed as Managing Director of Narus' India Operation

Seasoned Executive Brings More Than 30 Years' Experience to Narus

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and BANGALORE, INDIA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Narus, Inc., a leader in real-time traffic intelligence, announced today that Avinash Agrawal has been appointed to lead Narus' India operation as managing director. Agrawal brings more than 30 years of experience in global software and management services. In this role, he will be responsible for Narus' India-wide operation and directly overseeing Narus' R&D effort based in India. Narus is also announcing the grand opening of its New Delhi office. The most recent addition to Narus' worldwide offices, the New Delhi site will serve as Narus' Asia Pacific regional headquarters with sales, support and professional services represented. Its grand opening underscores Narus' continued and steady reach into the global market and commitment to the Indian market.

Agrawal's vast experience has centered on building software companies in India and scaling them to deliver high-quality products and solutions for a worldwide customer base. Before joining Narus, Agrawal was president and CEO of Merge Healthcare, Inc.'s operations in India, focusing on software development, vendor management and sales of Merge solutions in India. Prior to joining Merge, Agrawal served as managing director at Paragon Solutions, later acquired by First Consulting Group. There, he focused on software development and eventually grew the company to more than 500 employees.

"Avinash's exceptional experience in developing and leading software companies in India will prove very valuable to Narus as we strengthen our foothold in real-time traffic intelligence around the world. I look forward to working with Avinash and welcome the experience he brings to our business," said Yogi Mistry, senior vice president of worldwide engineering for Narus. "Narus is synonymous with unmatched, real-time traffic intelligence," said Agrawal. "I am excited to join the strong Narus' management team and to leverage my own experience to bring continued success to the company."

Agrawal holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi in India, and a post-graduate degree in Operation Research from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

With overseas offices already operating in Bangalore, as well as London, France, Egypt, Dubai, Pakistan, Japan and Korea, Narus continues to provide leadership in the worldwide traffic intelligence market, further underscoring the growing need for full IP traffic visibility in today's global telecommunications and government markets.

About Narus

Narus is the leader in real-time traffic intelligence for large IP networks, and is the only company that provides security, intercept and traffic management solutions within a single, flexible system. With Narus, service providers, governments and large enterprises around the world can immediately detect, analyze, mitigate and target any unwanted, unwarranted or malicious traffic. Narus provides its customers with complete, real-time insight into all of their IP traffic from the network to the applications. Combined with the ability to enable numerous actions, Narus customers have the ability to take the most appropriate actions quickly.

Narus' system protects and manages the largest IP networks around the world including AT&T, KT (Korea), KDDI (Japan), Telecom Egypt, Reliance (India), Saudi Telecom, US Cellular and Pakistan Telecom Authority. Narus is headquartered in Mountain View, California with regional offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.narus.com.

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