Dr. Hamid Ahmadi has been named to the Board of Advisors at Engate Technology Corporation, leaders of proactive botnet, phish, virus and email security solutions.
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San Jose, CA – June 15, 2009 — Dr. Ahmadi is a leading executive best known for his roles as Chief Architect at Motorola and Chief Technology Officer at IBM’s Communications Sector Division. Dr. Ahmadi will provide strategic guidance to Engate on a broad range of areas including identifying new growth opportunities with technology OEM partnerships.
Dr. Ahmadi has over 25 years of research, development and management experience in the area of telecommunication, IP networking, wireless communications and network security. An IEEE Fellow, he served on the board of directors of Packeteer®, Inc. and on the advisory board of Airespace, Inc., now part of Cisco Systems. Dr. Ahmadi is also on the Science Advisory Board of I2R of A*STAR in Singapore and was a board member of the International Computer Science Institute at University of California, Berkeley as well as the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park and University of California, Santa Barbara.
"We are very gratified that Hamid Ahmadi, a world class technology leader, has joined Engate’s Advisory Board," commented Wil Cochran, CEO, Engate Technology. “Hamid brings a wealth of knowledge to the technical aspects of research, product development and business strategy from many of the world’s largest and most successful security, networking, telecommunications equipment and service provider companies. Hamid has that rare combination of technical leadership and business strategy so valuable to emerging high technology companies. His industry knowledge and guidance, coupled with his experience in attracting marquee customers, will help Engate foster our position as the leading provider of botnet, phish, virus and email security solutions to enterprises and strategic OEM partners."
“I am excited to be working with such an innovative and forward thinking security company,” said Dr. Ahmadi. ”First generation security products have stagnated as threats from botnet attacks and unknown senders continue to grow exponentially. Botnets, phish, spam and malicious threats are at an all time high making the security industry ready for disruption by Engate‘s next generation reputation network profiling solution. Engate is well positioned as a long-term security partner for its enterprise customers and strategic OEMs. With its unmatched, innovative technology, Engate is poised to dominate the email security market and I am eager to work with the Engate team to achieve this goal."
Dr. Ahmadi served most recently as Motorola’s first Chief Architect. In addition he led Motorola’s Software and Solutions Systems Technology Research Group. As corporate vice president of Technology, Ahmadi lead strategic hardware and software architecture planning across all Motorola businesses and R&D.
Before joining Motorola, Dr. Ahmadi served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Global Communications Sector at IBM. As lead technologist and CTO for the sector, he was responsible for formulating technical strategies by identifying new growth opportunities to enable customers to transform their IT and networking infrastructures using an IBM integrated solutions based approach. His previous contributions to the company were numerous, including tenure as Director of Security and Networking Research at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
Prior to his position with IBM, Dr. Ahmadi held various leadership roles at AT&T Labs, including Vice President of the Global Network and IP Services Planning and Development organizations and Vice President and Chief Technology Architect for Internet and Networking Systems. He was also responsible for the creation of the highly visible AT&T Center for Internet Research (ACIRI) in joint collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley in February 1999 as well as a new networking research and development group in AT&T Labs, Menlo Park, CA.
Dr. Ahmadi received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University, NY, in 1976, 1978, and 1983, respectively.
About Engate Technology
Engate Technology Corporation is a leading provider of proactive botnet, phish, virus and email security solutions for enterprises, businesses and service providers. The company also provides reputation network profiling technology for OEM deployment models, including hardware appliance, hosted services and software, which can be licensed to security software, appliance, router, firewall, secure web gateway, intrusion prevention, unified threat management and managed service providers.
EngateLabs™ -- a global network threat analysis and defense center of highly skilled researchers, analysts and advanced network profiling technology – proactively protects organizations from botnet, phish, virus, spam and blended web/email threats. EngateLabs profiles all hosts and computers in an entire network and is aware of new hosts that become members of botnets. Using this reputation network profiling intelligence, Engate stops the distribution of threats at the connection level, before it reaches the enterprise gateway and has a chance to damage IT resources, steal intellectual property, propagate threats, and disrupt business productivity. For more information, contact Engate at infoengate.com, or visit the company’s website at www.engate.com.