March 26, 2013 08:00 ET

Cyan Adds James Hamilton to Executive Team as Global Sales SVP

Experienced Executive Adds Broad Background to Cyan's Rapidly Growing Worldwide Footprint

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - Cyan today announced the addition of James Hamilton as senior vice president of global sales. In this position, Hamilton will oversee all aspects of Cyan's rapidly expanding worldwide field operations footprint. Having held senior executive positions with companies in a diverse array of industries -- including software, networking, cloud services, and security -- Hamilton brings to Cyan experience that is critically important as service providers and data center operators transform their networks using software-defined network (SDN) and packet-optical technologies.

Mark Floyd, Cyan chairman and CEO, stated, "We're very pleased to have someone with the caliber of James Hamilton join our management team. His global experience in a variety of markets with both private and public companies will be extremely important to Cyan as we grow our worldwide footprint and expand into new market verticals."

Hamilton joins Cyan from Click Security, where he served as the Austin-based company's president. Prior to that, Hamilton was a principal partner and board member with CPSG Partners, a nationally recognized consulting firm focused on information security, enterprise applications, and business intelligence. Earlier, Hamilton was executive vice president at SafeNet, where he led strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions.

"I am excited to join Cyan at this stage in the evolution of the company," added Hamilton. "With the unprecedented level of transformative change underway in the industry, at service providers and data center operators in particular, there will be companies that emerge as the next generation of innovation leaders. Cyan certainly has the opportunity to be one of those companies."

Earlier in his career, Hamilton was president and CEO at TippingPoint, which was acquired by 3Com in 2005 and is now part of HP. Before that, he served as president and CEO at Efficient Networks, an early pioneer in the DSL space, which was subsequently acquired by Siemens. Hamilton has also held executive positions at Picazo Communications (acquired by Intel), Networth (acquired by Compaq), and Grid Systems. Hamilton graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Lawrence Technical University.

About Cyan

Cyan is a global supplier of software-defined networks (SDNs) for service providers, data center operators, and private networks. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software, Z-Series multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, and Cyan PRO comprehensive professional services. With hundreds of deployments around the globe, including some of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, Cyan allows its customers to scale their networks, reduce costs, simplify operations, and accelerate service delivery. For more information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

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