SOURCE: Procera Networks

March 03, 2008 09:00 ET

Procera Networks Announces Appointment of John Pirillo as Vice President of Sales, Americas

Pirillo Brings Extensive Experience in Developing Sales and Market Share; Strong Background in Sales to RBOCs, ILECs, CLECs, Cable MSOs and ISPs

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Procera® Networks, Inc. (AMEX: PKT), a pioneering developer of network traffic and service management infrastructure equipment, today announced that John Pirillo, a high-tech industry veteran with more than 24 years of experience, has joined the company's management team as vice president of sales for the Americas. He will lead the Procera Networks sales team in the region in delivering advanced deep packet inspection solutions to wireline and wireless telcos, cable operators, ISPs, higher-education institutions and other organizations.

Mr. Pirillo is a highly accomplished, results-oriented sales executive with extensive experience in helping early- to mid-stage companies rapidly capture market share. He has been responsible for annual revenue streams in excess of $200M per year, and has managed sales teams with revenue responsibilities across all segments of network service providers, including wireline, wireless, cable multi-system operators (MSOs), ISPs and the federal government.

Most recently, he was vice president of sales - Americas for Ellacoya Networks, a maker of deep packet inspection technology (sold to Arbor Networks in 2008). Previously, he served in the capacity of vice president of sales for the following organizations: ECI Telecom, Caspian Networks, and Amber Networks (sold to Nokia in 2001). He also held sales management positions at Ascend Communications (sold to Lucent Technologies in 1999) and Network Systems Corp. He began his career at Lockheed Martin working in both technical programming and sales/marketing roles.

He holds an M.B.A. degree from Rollins College and a B.S. degree in marketing and computer science from the University of Central Florida.

"I am very pleased to join the Procera Networks team as the market prepares for major expansion and the PacketLogic technology continues to rack up accolades for its ability to provide the most accurate, scalable, and granular application management and control functionality in the market today," said John Pirillo, vice president of sales - Americas for Procera Networks." Procera has developed an award-winning product line and a strong global customer base, and has gained traction in several vertical markets. The demand for deep packet inspection solutions is poised to grow rapidly as service providers contend with ever-increasing bandwidth demands and seek to monetize their networks."

"John brings a very strong track record of delivering above-quota results for himself and his team and comes to Procera with extensive relationships with major broadband service providers across multiple access technologies," said James F. Brear, president and CEO of Procera Networks. "He is an important addition to the Procera executive team, and his background and knowledge will contribute to our growth and sales success in the marketplace."

About Procera Networks

Founded in 2002, Procera Networks, Inc. (AMEX: PKT) is a global provider of intelligent network traffic identification, control and service management infrastructure equipment. Procera's core product suite, the PacketLogic™ line of appliances, provides the most accurate application identification available today by using the industry leading connection identification engine DRDL™ (Datastream Recognition Definition Language). PacketLogic is deployed at more than 400 broadband service providers (xSPs), telcos, colleges and universities worldwide. For more information, visit

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