Vineyard Networks today announced the appointment of Brent Nixon as vice president of sales and marketing. The company also named Parallax Public Relations as its agency of record, with principal Wilson Craig named Vineyard's acting director of marketing.
"The Vineyard OEM DPI value proposition is attracting greatly increased interest of late, and we are pleased to expand our ability to address that demand with these two new appointments," said Richards. "Brent and Wilson bring years of experience, valuable industry contacts and two new, well-informed points of view to Vineyard. We welcome them both, and look forward to continue to grow our business with their leadership."
Nixon brings over 17 years of experience in the security and networking industry. Prior to Vineyard Networks, Nixon spent seven years at Cymphonix, where he rose from vice president of product management in 2005 to president in 2006 and CEO in 2010. He previously held senior positions at 3Com, and was co-founder and vice president of Maxis Research. Nixon holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a BS from the University of Utah.
Prior to launching Parallax Public Relations in May 2012, Craig held senior positions in marketing and corporate communications at Aruba Networks, Brocade Communications, Cisco and Packeteer. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Mississippi. He joins the Vineyard team as its acting director of marketing.
Vineyard Networks' Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) is the industry's most powerful Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine, providing real-time, Layer-7 classification of all network application traffic. Delivered as a software developer kit (SDK) and designed for quick integration into network infrastructure platforms, NAVL provides the application visibility that enables developers of firewalls, unified threat management (UTM) and other network security and management solutions to apply and enforce application admission, control and performance policies for their enterprise and service provider customers.
"The continued growth and complexity of internet traffic is driving very strong demand for DPI solutions and Vineyard is very well positioned to expand its leadership role in the market" said Nixon, "I am very excited to join a dynamic company and help drive even stronger growth."
"I am extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with Vineyard, a indisputable innovation leader in the DPI market," said Craig.
About Vineyard Networks
Vineyard Networks delivers next-generation Deep Packet Inspection technology to network infrastructure vendors around the world. Vineyard's NAVL DPI engine is an OEM solution powering today's application aware platforms, from next-generation Firewalls to Mobile Telco Gateways. NAVL inspects and analyzes network data in real-time providing accurate detection of today's most popular applications with the ability to extract metadata and application attributes from the network traffic. For more information, please visit www.vineyardnetworks.com