SOURCE: Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

July 17, 2012 13:37 ET

ISC Takes Next Step in Corporate Growth, Moves up a Level in Leadership

Kannan Ayyar Appointed President of Internet Systems Consortium

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) - The board of directors of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has appointed Kannan Ayyar as its new President. ISC is one of the world's leading Internet technology companies, best known for providing BIND Open Source Software, the de-facto global standard for DNS.

"ISC's successful expansion and growth in recent years has positioned it to be a good match for Kannan's experience and expertise," commented Paul Vixie, ISC founder and Chairman. "We are looking forward to him bringing his deep experience leading software-oriented businesses from explosive growth and industry leadership to ISC in support of our mission and sustainability goals."

"ISC's amazing engineering talent and commitment to the health of the Internet make it a constantly exciting place to be," said Kannan. "I am pleased to be leading the ISC team as we continue to enhance our position in the realms of DNS infrastructure and security. With the amazing explosion of edge-based devices accessing the Internet, the world is realizing the importance of performance and security at its core. ISC has been a seminal creator of software at the core of the Internet. We are now gearing up to be a complete solutions provider to our customers and partners."

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About ISC

Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a non‐profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation widely known for world‐class Internet software engineering and network operations. Founded in 1994 under an initial grant from UUNET, ISC is governed today by an executive board consisting of Paul Vixie (Chairman and Founder), Rick Adams, Fred Baker, Dave Farber, and Steve Wolff. ISC software, of which BIND and ISC DHCP are the two best‐known examples, is open source. Our passion is Internet core technology. Our widely‐imitated Managed Open Source process ensures the quality of our software while keeping it completely open and available. ISC operates high‐reliability global networks of DNS root servers (F‐root) and authoritative DNS servers both for non‐profit and commercial enterprises. ISC is actively involved in Internet protocol and standards development, particularly in the areas of DNSSEC and IPv6. ISC is supported by donations from generous sponsors, by program membership fees, and by increasing revenues from for-profit subsidiaries.

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