Bobby Guhasarkar Joins Cyber Security Provider Illumio

July 15, 2019
Bobby Guhasarkar Joins Cyber Security Provider Illumio
Bobby Guhasarkar has joined cyber security provider Illumio. Illumio, which has headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, United States, was established in 2013. The company bills itself as “the leader in micro-segmentation” and offers services which prevent “the spread of breaches inside data center and cloud environments.” It caters to a global customer base which includes major names like Salesforce, Morgan Stanley and Oracle NetSuite. Its proprietary ‘Illumio Adaptive Security Platform’ offers “real-time application dependency and vulnerability mapping”. The solution protects companies’ data in the public cloud, data centers, hybrid cloud, bare-metal servers, virtual machines, and in containers. Mr. Guhasarkar joins the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Prior to taking his new position Mr. Guhasarkar worked with Cisco in the role of Senior Director, Product Marketing for Cisco Security. At Cisco he was responsible for marketing at Cisco’s security business and in charge of 10 product lines (including cloud, network, workload and endpoint security products) which represented a $3 billion portfolio. His previous roles included Director of Product Marketing at OpenDNS (now a Cisco company), Senior Director, Product and Solutions Marketing at Aruba Networks. He also held executive positions at Juniper Networks and APC. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from City University of New York’s Brooklyn College.

“From business to politics, cyber security is the most important challenge we face today, and attackers are using incredibly sophisticated methods to target specific industries, including our Federal government,” explained Illumio’s CEO, Andrew Rubin. “In order to fight this growing threat, it’s crucial to have the industry’s most talented, innovative thinkers. To that end, adding Bobby, a 20-year industry veteran with in-depth security, network, marketing, sales, and channel experience is invaluable to Illumio entering its new chapter.”

“Segmentation is not a new concept, but it has been way too difficult to implement with firewalls and switches,” suggested Mr. Guhasarkar. “IT organizations spend months trying to get segmentation to work, only to be frustrated with failure. Illumio has cracked the code by decoupling segmentation from the network so when customers implement Illumio for workload protection, it turns out to be cheaper, faster, and safer than doing it with the network. I’m excited to bring Illumio’s game-changing disruptions to more enterprises everywhere.”

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