Monday, September 6, 2010

Pareto Networks Names Daniel Ryan as CEO

Pareto Networks, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, named Dan Ryan as CEO. Previously, he was the executive vice president and general manager for the network security business unit of McAfee. He joined McAfee in 2008 when it acquired Secure Computing (SCUR) for $465M. Ryan was president and CEO of Secure Computing.

Pareto has developed a cloud-based service aimed at simplifying branch office network deployment and operations. Pareto's service uses a low-cost CPE device to securely tunnel all branch office traffic to its hosted platform in the cloud, where security and management policies are enforced. The solution eliminates the various firewall, IPS, routing and other appliances typically deployed at each branch office. The cloud-based application provides centralized control over an enterprises network and security policies, and provides visibility of critical network performance metrics across all branch offices that are enabled with the service. Enterprise data centers would also be tied into the Pareto cloud by means of a separate appliance.

Pareto's fully redundant cloud services platform is distributed globally with multiple data centers across the U.S., as well as in Europe and Singapore. Pareto also provides military-grade encryption and multiple layers of its own security to further guarantee the availability, dependability and integrity of the distributed network.