Clavister, a leader in high-performance, high-availability network security within Telecom, Cloud & Enterprise, has appointed Jim Carlsson as Chief Executive Officer, to lead its operations worldwide. John Vestberg, who has been Clavister’s acting CEO since the start of 2013, will continue in his role as Chief Technology Officer and member of Clavister’s management team.
Mr Carlsson joins Clavister from Intel Security where he was Vice President for Network and Security Business Unit in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to this, he was CEO and Co-founder of identity and access management vendor Nordic Edge that was acquired by Intel/McAfee in 2010. Carlsson will join Clavister on the 5th of May 2014.
“Clavister is a highly interesting, innovative company with strong technology and a solid partner eco- system. As it enters a new phase of growth and development, I look forward to helping to build on this momentum in the IT security sector and related markets,” said Jim Carlsson.
Jim Carlsson will lead Clavister as it prepares for an initial public offering on Nasdaq OMX First North in Q2 2014. In February 2014, Clavister announced it had secured SEK 60 million ($9.2m) funding to develop its market presence and growing international customer and partner base.
Clavister recently joined the Intel Network Builders program (networkbuilders.intel.com), to further grow awareness of its solutions in business-critical datacentre, telco and cloud environments and to consolidate the company’s position as a leading provider of carrier-grade security and SDN solutions. Earlier global industry analyst Frost & Sullivan gave Clavister its ‘Product Quality Leadership Award’ for the performance, design and simplicity of its NGFW solutions.