Greg Garten Joins as Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Engineering
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cybera, the leading provider of secure software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WAN), has advanced the company’s leadership position in building security into the fabric of SD-WAN with the appointment of Greg Garten to the post of chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering.
“Companies know that in order to compete in today’s complex, fast-paced markets they must deploy new applications at an unprecedented pace,” said Andrew Lev, chief executive officer, Cybera. “Greg’s experience working with large, global companies on user experience, technical design, architecture, governance, managed security services, and proven ability to co-create with R+D, significantly expands our bench and our ability to aid customers in the frictionless and secure roll-out of applications.”
Traditional networks and applications require point solutions to address modern cyber security threats and risks. This model can significantly impact a company’s ability to easily adopt and leverage the full benefits of an application or device. By automating application policy for performance and security, Cybera’s SD-WAN is the essential ingredient for companies who know that there should never be a trade-off between security and the user experience. The company’s SD-WAN technologies and services allow distributed enterprises to embed security in the very foundation of practically any application or device, significantly reducing the friction associated with legacy security point solutions.
“By virtualizing security functions in the very fabric of a network, we can introduce advanced enterprise security that would otherwise be impractical and cost prohibitive for companies to adopt,” said Greg Garten, chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering. “At Cybera we support companies who are seeing the application performance benefits of moving from ‘bolt-on’ security to security built into the fabric of SD-WAN, with absolute zero touch provisioning that allows our customers to have true business agility.”
Greg Garten is a senior business and technical leader with extensive security expertise and experience with large multinational companies. He joins Cybera from NTT Communications, one of the leading global providers of information and communications technology, where he was chief technology officer and vice president of engineering. While at NTT, Garten developed their next generation managed security services platform focused on protecting complex enterprise customers from malware and advanced persistent threats, while ensuring compliance with industry and regional standards. Prior to NTT, Garten held several key technical leadership positions with companies such as Intuit, Cable & Wireless, and Exodus Communications. He has experience designing and implementing large-scale distributed systems and technical processes and controls relating to ISO27001, PCI, SOX and HIPAA regulatory requirements. Garten is an active member of IEEE, ISC2 and ISSA.