Bivio Networks

February 26, 2007 08:00 ET

Bivio Networks Appoints Networking Industry Veteran Paul Gracie to Vice President of Sales for EMEA

Paul Gracie to Leverage Impressive Track Record to Expand Bivio's Install Base in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

PLEASANTON, CA--(CCNMatthews - February 26, 2007) - Bivio Networks, the leader in high-performance network appliance platforms enabling the deployment of wire-speed, deep packet processing applications, today announced that it has appointed Paul Gracie as its vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales. Gracie will support Bivio's global growth strategy by driving sales relationships and heightening the company's EMEA presence. He will leverage his vast networking experience to further expand Bivio's customer base of major network equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, network service providers, system integrators and government agencies.

"As the number of deep packet inspection solutions built on Bivio's network appliance platforms continues to expand, it is increasingly important for us to expand our international presence," said Jim Brear, Bivio's vice president of worldwide sales and customer support. "I am thrilled about adding Paul to our sales team. His broad background in EMEA is a great asset to Bivio as we continue to deliver high-performance networking capabilities to customers throughout the world."

Bivio's network appliance platforms deliver the industry's most powerful deep packet inspection capabilities with the first true 10 gigabit per second deep packet processing solution, enabling both standard-Linux and custom application development and integration within the widely adopted BiviOS™ networking and management execution environment. With these innovative features, companies developing and deploying emerging deep packet processing applications such as security, traffic management, application acceleration, VoIP, and mobility solutions can now achieve dramatic increases in performance while significantly reducing their product development costs and time-to-market.

"I have witnessed first-hand how difficult it is for independent software vendors and network equipment manufacturers to develop solutions with deep packet inspection capabilities while delivering new software features and functionality," said Gracie. "The networking industry is ripe for a transformation as customers and partners seek high-speed appliances that optimize performance of custom software applications while integrating into heterogeneous infrastructure environments. With its portfolio of deep packet processing solutions, Bivio has become a major player in the networking space and I am excited to join a team of professionals who are dedicated to innovation and market expansion."

Gracie arrives at Bivio with nearly ten years of experience in the EMEA market, having most recently served as vice president of EMEA at Silver Peak Systems where he launched a reseller sales channel that secured major customer wins including financial service enterprises and major government agencies throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, Gracie was vice president of EMEA at Redline Networks before it was acquired by Juniper Networks. While at Redline, Gracie rapidly expanded their customer base, overseeing sales teams in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Germany. Gracie was the top salesperson in EMEA for ArrowPoint Communications before it was acquired by Cisco Systems. He also led the integration teams for Nortel Passport products and Bay Networks products in EMEA following the acquisition of Bay Networks by Nortel in 1998.

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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