Cato Networks adds two industry veterans to its leadership team

Nurdianah Md Nur | Jan. 12, 2017
Alon Alter will serve as the Vice President of Business Operations, while Stree Naidu has been appointed as the Vice President of Asia-Pacific and Japan.

Cato Networks, provider of software-defined and cloud-based network with built-in enterprise security, has expanded its leadership team in EMEA and Japan by hiring Alon Alter and Stree Naidu.

As the Vice President of Business Operations, Alter will oversee all sales, business development and partner acquisition efforts for Cato Networks across EMEA. Before joining Cato Networks, Alter was the Vice President of Global Sales for Incapsula (now Imperva Incapsula), where he built the sales team from the ground up and was responsible for growing the business from US$1 million in revenue to the high tens-of-millions within four years.  

He has 18 years' experience leading global sales, business development, operations and software development in the cloud and cybersecurity industry.

Meanwhile, Naidu will manage Cato's business operations in the Asia Pacific and Japan region as the Vice President of the region. In his previous role at Imperva, Naidu's technical knowledge and experience developing and growing software businesses were key to providing solutions that helped customers protect against data security threats.

He is a recognised industry leader across Asia Pacific for his deep IT, networking and security knowledge, across both public and private sectors.

"The addition of two proven industry veterans to our team will allow us to help customers achieve true convergence and simplicity while reducing infrastructure cost and management overhead," said Shlomo Kramer, Co-Founder and CEO of Cato Networks.

The appointments follow the successful 2016 introduction of the Cato Cloud integrated security and network platform, and US$30 million Series B round of funding.

Cato Cloud connects all elements of the enterprise network, including branch locations, the mobile workforce, and physical and cloud data centres, into a global, encrypted and optimised network in the cloud. With all wide-area network (WAN) and internet traffic consolidated into the cloud, Cato applies a set of security services to protect traffic at all times.