A10 Networks has announced Neil Wu Becker has joined the company as vice president of worldwide marketing and communications. Reporting directly to CEO Lee Chen, Neil is responsible for driving A10’s brand awareness, marketing strategy, and sales enablement.
“Neil brings a unique skillset to the A10 Networks team. He is an award-winning marketing and communications veteran with extensive experience developing and managing strategic global communications plans for a broad spectrum of companies in the tech sector, from Fortune 100 firms to early-stage startups,” said Lee Chen, CEO of A10 Networks.
“Neil’s impressive ability to drive organizations to new levels of success – including at Cisco, one of the world’s largest technology companies – will greatly benefit our global partners and customers looking to grow with us.”
Neil brings more than 15 years of marketing and communications leadership experience to A10 Networks. For eight years at Cisco, he led several communications teams that supported Cisco’s largest multi-billion dollar business units and its biggest growth opportunities. Most recently, Neil served as the head of public relations and corporate communications at Micron Technology, where he successfully ran and helped grow the worldwide PR function and oversaw the development of the company’s strategic positioning.
“For several years, the paradigm governing IT infrastructure has been shifting from building networks for networks’ sake to focusing on the application as the atomic unit of network design and implementation,” Wu Becker said. “As the pendulum swings prominently toward applications, the increasing focus on making them work better, faster, and more securely naturally heightens A10 Networks’ value and relevance. The market trends are heading our way. For that reason, A10 Networks is in prime position to not only ride the industry’s momentum, but to help shape its future. I am optimistic about the company and look forward to working with our valued customers on the journey ahead.”
Neil joins at a time when A10 Networks is deepening its portfolio. The company recently released several new updates, including the worldwide availability of Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW), a standalone security product built on A10’s ACOS Harmony platform. Thunder CFW is the first converged security solution with unmatched performance in a compact form factor.
A10’s application networking technologies allow enterprises, service providers, and other organizations to accelerate, secure and optimize the performance of their data center applications and networks.