SOURCE: Bivio Networks

September 10, 2007 08:01 ET

Bivio Networks Appoints Former Force10 Networks Executive to Head Japan Operations

Networking Expert Koichi Hyodo Expands Bivio's Seasoned Executive Team

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - Bivio Networks, the leader in high-performance network appliance platforms enabling the deployment of wire-speed, deep packet processing applications, today announced it has appointed Koichi Hyodo as its vice president of Japan Operations. Hyodo will build upon Bivio Networks' market leadership position and growth strategy by managing field sales and support in Japan. Hyodo will draw upon 16 years of experience in systems architecture and technical sales to drive Bivio's market expansion in Japan.

"As a former executive for Force10 Networks, Juniper Networks and NEC Software, Koichi Hyodo brings world-class experience that will help propel Bivio as a market leader in Asia," said Jim Brear, Bivio's vice president of worldwide sales and customer support. "Bivio continues to expand its global presence and world-wide product demand by enabling companies to build more effective high-performance networking solutions with our powerful deep packet inspection appliance."

Bivio's network appliance platform combines the industry's most powerful deep packet inspection capabilities with a scalable architecture and Linux-based software platform. Deep packet processing decreases the cost of developing and delivering security, VoIP, traffic management and application acceleration solutions while achieving increases in performance.

"As a rapidly growing company with the most innovative network appliance platform on the market, I am excited to join Bivio and its impressive executive team," said Koichi Hyodo. "I look forward to continuing to drive Bivio's efforts to further enhance its status as the global leader in network appliance platforms."

Hyodo joins Bivio Networks with 16 years of experience in the network infrastructure industry, having most recently served as technical sales director at Force10 Networks, where he managed teams in APAC, including Japan, China and Korea. Prior to Force 10, Hyodo worked for Juniper Networks and repeatedly spoke at seminars and events. Hyodo has also held numerous positions at NEC Software and was involved with designing and building multiple network projects. Hyodo earned a bachelor of engineering degree in electronic communications from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan.

About Bivio Networks

Bivio Networks has developed a family of industry leading, deep packet inspection and processing platforms that combine unparalleled scaling of network performance, processing power, and application agility. Bivio's network appliance platforms feature a groundbreaking architecture specifically optimized for wire-speed execution of emerging network services that increasingly demand deep packet processing combined with high network throughput. Based on open industry standards, Bivio Networks fuses unmatched flexibility with uncompromising performance to enable its customers to overcome existing bottlenecks and deliver the foundation of the next-generation network infrastructure. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Bivio Networks is backed by Goldman Sachs, InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures, Venrock Associates, and Silver Creek Ventures. More information is available at

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