BANGALORE, INDIA--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2013) - Narus, Inc., a leader in big data analytics for cybersecurity solutions, today named Shirish Andhare the general manager of Narus' India operations. Andhare is a Silicon Valley veteran with global experience in telecommunications, mobile and Web services. Based out of Narus' Bangalore center, he will play a key leadership role in driving company business initiatives as Narus continues to expand into new markets around the world.
"Shirish joins our team at an exciting and critical time," said John Trobough, president of Narus. "As cyber threats become increasingly global in nature, we welcome Shirish's leadership and vision in mobile and Web services technologies and applications. His technical expertise and entrepreneurial approach, combined with his product management discipline, make him an ideal addition to our team as we continue to drive our growth globally."
Andhare brings a wealth of experience in software development, product management and marketing in enterprise and service provider markets. He most recently served as vice president of emerging business at BroadSoft, where he spearheaded a third-party applications marketplace for telecommunications service providers. Previous to BroadSoft, he was vice president of product and corporate marketing at Sylantro Systems, where he positioned the Silicon Valley company as a global pioneer in Web 2.0-based telecommunications Web services. Andhare holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, a master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a master's in management sciences from Stanford University.
"Narus is breaking barriers in the areas of machine learning to deliver customers unparalleled cybersecurity solutions," said Andhare. "Narus has great talent, competitive technology and a strong customer base and is very well-positioned for growth. I look forward to working with the entire Narus leadership team as we expand our market reach and maintain our leadership in machine learning-based cybersecurity solutions."
Speaking on the appointment, Pratyush Kumar, president of Boeing India, said, "As a new entrant to the Boeing subsidiary Narus, we are delighted to welcome Shirish to the larger Boeing family in India. Boeing values the contribution Narus makes as a partner company in cybersecurity solutions. The appointment of an accomplished professional like Shirish is a reflection of Narus' focus and commitment to strategic expansion in India, and we look forward to the expertise he will bring to the India team."
About Narus, Inc.
Narus, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), is a pioneer in cybersecurity. Narus is one of the first companies to apply patented advanced analytics to proactively identify cyber threats from insiders and outside intruders. The innovative Narus nSystem of products and applications is based on the principles of Cyber 3.0, where the semantic Web and cyber intersect. Using incisive intelligence culled from big data analytics, Narus nSystem identifies, predicts and characterizes the most advanced security threats, empowering organizations to better protect their critical assets. Narus counts governments, carriers and enterprises around the world among its growing customer base.
The company is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif.