Industry veteran Dirksen to head burgeoning OEM solutions division
Fremont, Calif., May 6, 2014 — Procera Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT), the global Internet Intelligence company, today announced that James Dirksen has joined the company as vice president of OEM Products where his primary role will be growing Procera’s strategic OEM relationships with networking, SIEM, telecom, and security companies around the world.
“Since adding our OEM division with the NAVL product line following the acquisition of Vineyard Networks in early 2013, Procera has seen strong growth in our portfolio of OEM partnerships, which provide a recurring revenue,” said James Brear, president and CEO of Procera Networks. “With his extensive industry experience, we’re looking forward to James Dirksen leading our OEM and embedded solutions to the next level of growth.”
“Procera has already made significant commitments to the OEM market and its NAVL technology and solutions,” said James Dirksen. “Procera has the industry’s best and most scalable application detection solutions. The company’s significant investments in staff, enhanced features, and metadata technology means Procera will continue to expand its portfolio of OEM partnerships for many years to come.”
James Dirksen is a 20-year veteran of the Internet security and telecom space and was most recently the director of outbound OEM licensing for Symantec's telecom business. Previously, he was founder of RuleSpace LLC, which was acquired by Symantec in 2010, where he grew OEM revenue by 600%. James has also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Northrop Grumman as an Internet security engineer and analyst.
Procera’s Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) is a next-generation Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) software engine that provides real-time Layer-7 classification of network traffic. Running on all popular processors and operating systems, NAVL allows integrators to remain focused on core competencies while implementing industry-leading DPI functionality from Procera in their products.
About Procera Networks, Inc.
Procera Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT) delivers Internet Intelligence solutions to service providers and network equipment manufacturers for analytics and enforcement of broadband traffic worldwide. Procera’s solutions provide actionable intelligence and policy enforcement to ensure a high quality experience for any Internet and network connected device. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com or follow Procera on Twitter at @ProceraNetworks.
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