SOURCE: Procera Networks

July 14, 2008 08:00 ET

Industry Veteran Michael Marken Named Vice President of Global Operations for Procera Networks

Experienced Customer Service Leader to Oversee Day-to-Day Global Operations

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Procera® Networks Inc. (AMEX: PKT), a developer of evolved Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solutions providing the most accurate traffic awareness, control and protection for complex networks, today announced the appointment of Michael Marken, an industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience leading world-class customer service organizations, as vice president of global operations. Marken joins Procera to further the company's position as the leader in delivering evolved DPI solutions.

Throughout his career, Marken has created and built out worldwide customer service organizations and back-end internal processes to fit the needs of any customer. Most recently, he was the vice president of customer engineering for Nevis Networks, a leading provider of secure switching and identity-based network security appliances, where he managed the worldwide customer service organization, all worldwide Sales Engineers, IT infrastructure and personnel, channel partner relationships and business opportunities. Previously, Marken held senior management positions at Riverstone Networks and CoSine Communications. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

"Michael is the ideal candidate for this leadership position," said James F. Brear, president and CEO of Procera Networks. "Not only does he possess a proven track record of scaling business operations, he also has a deep understanding of what's required to successfully meet the needs of our customers. As we continue to expand our reach and target Tier 1 operators globally, Michael's leadership in these areas will be critical to our strategy development and execution plans."

"Procera's industry-leading DPI technology has gained immense traction among service providers, enterprises and higher education institutions worldwide," added Marken. "With the introduction of the PacketLogic™ PL10000 to the market, Tier 1 service providers with greater requirements now have a solution that will give them the business intelligence and network visibility required to create new revenue generating services. As vice president of global operations, I am committed to leveraging my experience managing multiple high-growth organizations to enhance Procera's global operations."

About Procera Networks Inc.

Procera Networks Inc. delivers Evolved DPI solutions that give service providers full awareness, control and protection of their applications and networks. Its core product suite, the PacketLogic line of platforms, leverages the company's advanced identification engine, DRDL™ (Datastream Recognition Definition Language), to provide the most accurate identification of network traffic available today in real-time. PacketLogic is deployed at more than 400 broadband service providers, telcos, governments and higher education campuses worldwide. Founded in 2002, Procera (AMEX: PKT) is based in Silicon Valley and has offices around the globe. More information is available at

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