CYBEROAM APPOINTS TUSHAR SIGHAT AS HEAD OPERATIONS
Ahmedabad, India, 18 February 2008
Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies Ltd. and a leading innovator of Identity-based Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances, announced the appointment of Tushar Sighat as its Vice President-Operations for India. Sighat brings 17 years of extensive experience in the field of Networking and Communications with him.
In his role as the VP-Operations at Cyberoam, Sighat will be part of the core group in strategizing and planning Cyberoam’s business in India through his in-depth industry experience. He will guide the Product Management, Pre-sales, support, Sales and Marketing teams at Cyberoam to enhance Cyberoam’s presence among the customers and channel partners in the market.
Commenting on the UTM Security business in India Sighat says, “Network security threats have become a critical concern across all business sectors. Most of the networks in India are still without a proper security solution and the channel network is yet to realize the full potential of the big opportunity lying latent in this market. UTM solutions offer value for money and ease of use to the end customers. He adds, “UTM players have a huge role in effectively positioning this lucrative UTM market to the channel network. More importantly, this requires a consolidated effort with comprehensive product management and well-coordinated pre-sales and post-sales activity to establish Cyberoam as a leading channel and customer-centric product.”
Prior to this appointment, Sighat was associated with D-Link India Ltd as the Vice President – Channels (India & SAARC). As a member of the founding team at D-Link, he had been instrumental in developing the channels of D-Link in India. In this capacity, he worked extensively with partners in the channel, including SI, VAR, ISP, resellers, dealers, retail, OEM and online. He has served end-customers across various segments like large enterprises, SMEs, SMBs, SOHO and the home users. Sighat has a good understanding of the international markets- APAC, BRIC, US and Europe. Having studied the migration trends in these markets, he brings with him the insight that will help Cyberoam plan its future initiatives.
Sighat, excited about his new assignment with Cyberoam says, “I look forward to joining this vibrant team and leveraging Cyberoam’s strength – its constant innovation – to further enhance its presence with the customer and channel network.”
Cyberoam UTM appliances offer comprehensive protection against existing and emerging Internet threats, including viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, phishing, pharming and more. Cyberoam offers the complete range of security features expected in a traditional UTM platform such as stateful inspection firewall, VPN, Gateway Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware, Gateway Anti-Spam, Intrusion Prevention System, Content Filtering PLUS includes Identity-Based Network Access Control (NAC) in addition to Bandwidth Management and Multiple Link Management over a single platform. Cyberoam offers robust Internet security to corporations, educational institutions and government organizations worldwide, and its solutions are certified by the West Coast Labs with Check Mark UTM Level 5 Certification, ICSA Lab— an independent division of Verizon Business, and the Virtual Private Network Consortium. Cyberoam has also received the 2007 Global Excellence Awards for Integrated Security Appliance, Security Solution for Education and Unified Security, and the 2007 Tomorrow’s Technology Today Award for Unified Security. Cyberoam has offices in the Newburyport, MA and India, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit www.cyberoam.com
About Elitecore Technologies
Elitecore Technologies is the global provider of Cyberoam UTM appliances. Elitecore’s other divisions include Crestel Convergent Billing Solution that meets the voice, data, video billing and customer care requirements of Tier-1 service providers and 24online Billing and Bandwidth Management Solution for hotels, hotspots and Internet service providers. Elitecore has a strong R&D base and support center in India; it has sustained a healthy growth rate of over 100% since inception. For more information, please visit www.elitecore.com
L. K. Pathak